Family therapy services in 76504: Temple, TX. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 76504: Temple, TX. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Temple, Texas.


David Fitzpatrick, LCSW
Family Therapist

David Fitzpatrick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

6600 Sanger Ave., Suite 30, Waco, Texas 76710 | 254-722-6247

In counseling with families, I use the approach known as "Family Systems" theory. Basically, Family Systems theory views the family an an integrated whole, rather than simply separate individuals who live together. So, presenting problems in family therapy are treated with various family dynamics in mind. Family members are helped to gain insight into possible ways each individual may be contributing to conflict and inadequate relationships within the family unit. In family therapy sessions, family members are encouraged to address issues with each other in a safe setting of the counseling office. Communication skills, including appropriate assertiveness, are given strong focus.

Salley Schmid, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Salley Schmid, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

6501 Sanger Avenue, Suite 102, Waco, Texas 76710 | 254-235-3500

None of us grow up in a vacuum sealed container free of the influences of others. The most powerful influences are our family, both past and present. AND rarely is the distress leading a person to seek counseling in isolation from family. Typically the distress in drenched in relational dynamics. The most powerful and enduring change takes place in the context of relationships. Even if the family is not present for all counseling, the family perspective is critical to take into account. When family members can be present, counseling can often be the most productive. Larger families may require longer than typical sessions.

Wesley M. Eades, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT
Family Therapist

Wesley M. Eades, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor & Pastoral Psychotherapist

900 Austin Avenue, Suite 803, Waco, Texas 76701 | 254-498-7176

So much of what we enjoy in life involves family relationships. Sadly, family relationships can also be a source of great pain. Many people feel deep obligations to family members who are irresponsible and self-destructive. Others struggle to know how to relate to family members they simply don't enjoy being around. With my extensive background in family systems theory I'm often able to help persons make fresh decisions about family relationships.

Mary Beth Cooke, MA, LMFT, LPC
Family Therapist

Mary Beth Cooke, MA, LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

903 Forest St., Georgetown, Texas 78626 | 512-966-6860

With my LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), you can rest assured that I have extensive experience and knowledge of the assessment and treatment of families. Family therapy differs from individual therapy by focusing on how the relationship dynamics are affecting the overall psychological health of family members and the functioning of the family as a whole. Often, one family member is "scapegoated" as the "identified patient," when there are a host of issues that need to be addressed. Boundaries need to be defined in a healthier way, and often the parents need to reexamine their parenting style for better results. Having an objective observer and family coach can be a real asset.

Janet Anderson, MA, LPC
Family Therapist

Janet Anderson, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Georgetown, Texas 78626 | 5123009865

Familes create complicated systems and part of my work is to identify the systems that are in place. Some of what I look for include identifying the roles each member takes, the communication patterns, power issues, where aliances form, the rule system (both spoken and unspoken rules), Family work is both challenging and rewarding as we work together to establish strong family bonds, heal past wounds and improve communication


76504 is a zip code located in Bell County and part of Temple, Texas. It has a land area of 27.041 square miles.  The population of 76504 is 24,268 people.