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Family Solutions Counseling

Kathleen W. Shack, M.S., LMFT
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My specialty is guiding and counseling  couples, children and their families through their life journeys. There are many transitions a family goes through in their journey: Pre-marital couple; newly married; a family with a newborn or children of various ages; a family divorcing or remarrying; single parenthood; mental illness; career changes; empty-nesters; retirees; chronic illness; adult caregivers of their parents; grieving the loss of a loved one. Whichever stage you and your family are in, I am equipped to guide you through these life transitions to make the adjustment to them smooth and healthy. Please go to my couples page to find more information about my work with couples.

I assist parents with parenting skills through psychoeducation and coaching. We work together to develop age appropriate discipline and parenting. Involved in this process are family sessions with parents and children together so that family issues can be resolved and so that all family members are on board with the family plan. I have experience testifying in court, doing co-parenting plans with divorcing families and working with blended families as well. It is crucial that the transition into a blended family unit is done in a healthy way and I assist parents and step-parents in developing and defining their new family system.

Families play an important role in children's healing processes. The interaction between children's problems and their families is always complex. Sometimes children develop problems as a way of signaling that there is something wrong in the family. Other times the entire family becomes distressed because the child's problems are so disruptive. In all cases, children and families heal faster when they work together.

I assist people with learning coping skills. Focus areas include women's issues, workplace conflicts, anxiety, and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

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