Counseling & Therapy for Families
Family therapy may help to promote better relationships and understanding within a family. Family counseling often occurs with all members of the family unit present although this may not always be the case.
Part of the goal of the therapist is to observe interactions between family members. Another part is to observe the perception of non-interacting family members. In addition to observation, the therapist often helps the family reflect on better ways of communicating with each other. So family counseling may in part be instruction and encouragement. Family counseling often teaches family members new and more positive ways to communicate to replace old, negative communication patterns.
Our Family Counseling Services are facilitated by the following Therapists:
Pamela Bakel, MA, LPC (Alexandria Office and Online Therapy)
Mark A. Boothe, LICSW, LCSW (Alexandria Office, Washington DC Office and Online Therapy)
Jewelle Daquin, M.Ed, LPC (Gainesville office)
Jocelyn Lovett, LMFT (Gainesville office)
Tracy Palmer, Psy.D., M.P.H. (Gainesville Office and Manassas Office)
Emily Sanders (Gainesville office)
Jennifer Speed, MA, LPC (Alexandria Office and Online Therapy)
Lorna Tempest, LPC, LMFT (Alexandria Office and Online Therapy)
Donna Thurston (Online Therapy)