Family therapy services in 08701: Lakewood, NJ. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 08701: Lakewood, NJ. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Lakewood, New Jersey.


Family Therapist

Karen LeVasseur, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

514 Main Street, Bradley Beach, New Jersey

I am not the traditional family therapist who will support family members in talking out problems or concerns. Instead I make family therapy fun and support my clients in healing relationships through filial (family) play and parenting support. Family play allows for so many changes such as providing the child with appropriate control, establishing boundaries, learning to communicate positively and improving problem solving skills. Parenting support helps adults strengthen and improve the way they respond to their children, which allows for improved behavior from the child.

Family Therapist

Nicole Hraniotis, M.D.

Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatrist

Shrewsbury Executive Offices, 788 Shrewsbury Avenue Suite 2206, Building 2, Door E, Tinton Falls, New Jersey

It is always important to work with families when working with children. Through the use of family therapy, communication between family members is enhanced and conflicts are better resolved. Family therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help you and your family members understand one another better and bring you closer together.

Family Therapist

Cathy Noblick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

39 Avenue at the Commons, Suite 106, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

We have our closest, longest-lasting, and most complicated relationships with family. When there is divorce, remarriage, addiction, mental illness or other dysfunction it can become even more complicated. With my Family Systems perspective I can help you understand how your family helped to form the person that you are, and help you untangle yourself from the dysfunction and heal the relationships that are important to you.

Family Therapist

Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.

Dr. Marty

321 Livinston Ave., New Brunswick, New Jersey

During Family Therapy we deal with: patterns of communication (the way people in the family talk to each other); anger (how that sabotages the family); correcting dysfunctional patters, and negotiation (how to work out things so that everybody feels O.K. about the solutions). During family counseling families learn how to deal with crisis as well conflict management techniques. Also included are effective parenting skills for both children as well as teenagers. Therapy needs to have practical strategies and to be as short term as possible.

Family Therapist

Joanne Gerr, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist and Adult Educator

324 Raritan Avenue, Suite 111, Highland Park, New Jersey

Originally trained as a family therapist at the Family Institute of Cambridge, Mass., I have evolved as an experienced family therapist. I believe that family therapy is generally the treatment of choice in resolving issues and preventing the problem from going to the next generation. It is useful to see an entire family but can also be beneficial if parts of a family will work together to overcome communication problems, resentments, and misunderstandings that can tear families apart. Family therapy is very helpful to resolving conflicts of adult children after a parent has died. It can also be useful with young children, siblings, as well as teenagers, middle-aged people and older adults.

Family Therapist

Brittany Jean-Louis, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

707 Alexander Road, Suite 208, Princeton , New Jersey

We all have different family members that have influenced who we are and even how we interact with others. We learn so much from our families which influence our behaviors in daily life and with others (friends, relationships, co-workers). In therapy, we will discuss family systems by doing genogram work. Genograms are maps of your family of origin. We will discuss that there are certain patterns of behavior in your family that could be passed down from one generation to the next. We will explore how those negative patterns could be affecting your daily functioning.

Family Therapist

Ellen Israel, Ph.D.

licensed psychologist

166 Bunn Drive #105, Princeton, New Jersey

My work with families is from an attachment based focus meaning that problems within the family system may reflect unaddressed attachment disruptions in an earlier generation that unknowingly get perpetuated in the current generation. Disordered attachment, trauma or other adversity experiened but not addressed in childhood can result in problematic ways of perceiving and interpreting a family member's behavior resulting in conflict and perpetuation of dysfunctional, maladaptive relationships. Within a safe, collaborative, nonjudgemental environment, I help family members recognize, understand and resolve sources of conflict.

Family Therapist

Marion Rollings, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

236 West High Street, Bound Brook, New Jersey

Family problems affect everyone in the family-from the oldest down to the youngest family member. Working with as few as two family members, I can help you and your family resolve conflict, emotional cut-offs, and negative communication patterns. Long term unresolved issues often create present day conflict and misunderstandings that affect everyone in the family. Therapy can help uncover and resolve those issues as well as work through the current family issues.

Family Therapist

Suzi Sena, EdS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

365 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Families are dynamic! Many times when a family comes to see me, I hear “We love each other, but we don’t really like each other right now”. With an advanced degree in family therapy, I work from a systemic perspective where we explore how individual family members are impacting each other and the family unit as a whole. Challenges can range from a specific problem to be solved, an unhealthy pattern that needs to be altered, or an issue (loss, affair, emotions, trauma) that needs to be processed. Through therapy, we find ways to build positive relationships and to reconnect – so all family members can start “liking” each other again.

Family Therapist

Terri DiMatteo, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

111 Quimby Street , Westfield, New Jersey

In family counseling family members develop healthy ways of communicating and responding to one another to create and establish an atmosphere of trust and emotional safety. Family members learn to identify their own needs, increase sensitivity to the needs of others and interact in ways that build trust. Family counseling is conducted in an atmosphere of respect and dignity for all.

Family Therapist

Michael Barmak, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

347 Lincoln Avenue East, Cranford, New Jersey

I teach family members a skill called the Intentional Dialogue to help improve family communication. Often family members don't feel heard, that what they say matters, understood and that others know what they are feeling. The Intentional Dialogue allows each family member to share their 'side of the story' in a safe environment without fearing being judged or criticized. When this happens family members start to work as a team rather than be adversarial.


08701 is a zip code located in Ocean County and part of Lakewood, New Jersey. It has a land area of 24.613 square miles.  The population of 08701 is 92,843 people.