SUFFOLK FAMILY THERAPY
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PC
Sometimes painful life events can damage your ability to have healthy relationships, and a fulfilling life. You don’t have to be crippled by anxiety, anger, fear, shame, and intrusive negative thoughts. These symptoms can destroy relationships and isolate you, limiting your ability to feel safe and calm in any environment. Our goal is to help you move past these events, reclaim your life, and feel happy again.
Here at Suffolk Family Therapy, we help frustrated parents regain confidence in parenting and build a better understanding of their children and themselves.
Young adults often feel like they are thrown into the world. From one moment to the next they go from having life taken care of for them to endless paths, decisions and choices.
Children & Teens
Just like you, children and teens experience a range of emotions: joy, frustration, anger, grief, sadness, insecurity and more. The environment surrounding the child has an impact on these emotions.
Trauma can take many forms whether it be: witnessing/experiencing domestic violence,
sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, community violence or tragic loss of a
loved one- to name a few.
EMDR Therapy is a progressive psychotherapy tool used to enable people to heal from past trauma.
Does Any Of This Sound Familiar?
Our mission at Suffolk Family Therapy LCSW P.C. is to provide exceptional care for children, adolescents, adults, and families with mental health and behavioral concerns. We treat children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, ADHD, social issues and family challenges.
Adult-ing can be really hard. One thing that makes it easier is having a healthy social circle of people you can rely on in times of stress. However, I often hear from clients how difficult it is to expand their social circle and increase their supports. After college or high school we kind of run out of the large pool of prospective individuals that we can potentially make into long lasting friendships. After school, we move away, have difficult schedules that don’t seem to match up or just end up with very different life stages or interests. So where do we go from here? Here are some ideas for working on strengthening and expanding your social-circle:
The first three minutes of a conflict have a direct relationship with the outcome of that conflict in particular, and the future success of that relationship in general (Schwartz- Gottman & Gottman, 2015). It can be very challenging to get our point across while also not becoming overly activated to the point where we shut down or start throwing metaphorically punches at the other person. This can be even more of a daunting task during an emotionally charged situation. Below are what Schwartz Gottman & Gottman refer to as the “Four Horseman of Relationship Apocalypse,” which can lead to resentment, fractured communication and feeling disconnected from your partner. The first two can be viewed as figurative “weapons” to put down our partner while the last two can be seen as symbolic “shields” to protect ourselves during an argument.