Is your family experiencing conflict, tension, and/or heightened emotions?  Are you feeling overwhelmed, sad or hopeless about the state of your family?  Do you need an experienced professional to help mediate and guide?  Family therapy can help!

Many family members come together to evaluate and address issues with the guidance of a seasoned, impartial professional. Family therapy helps clients enhance their listening and communication skills, which improves empathy, compassion, and the overall tone and vibe in the family system. Family therapy also strives to have clients share concerns in a safe and nurturing environment that facilitates effective problem-solving and change.

Most of our clients come into family therapy hesitant or even scared about the experience.  That is to be expected!  Family therapy might be a new experience and/or you might be unsure about how to handle yourself or how to manage or react to what someone in your family might say.

We are seasoned professionals who are trained in helping you identify what you are feeling and to express it clearly and appropriately.  We also help your family members learn to listen to what you are saying, providing you space and time to express yourself.  Our goal is a calm yet expressive family atmosphere where people in your family are respected and heard.

According to the American Psychological Association, family therapy enhances treatment for child mental health issues.

We offer both short-term and long-term family therapy designed to help clients manage crises and/or revolutionize their family system.

Danna Markson, LCSW attended a two-year post-graduate training program at the New Jersey Center for Family Studies and received her Certificate in Family Therapy in 1996.

If you are interested in more information about family therapy, please call (973) 220-1885 or email us.

Couples Counseling:

Are you tired of feeling alone in your relationship? Do you wonder if there’s a future? Do you need help communicating and listening to your partner? Even brief couples therapy can help!

Often couples in distress feel that there’s no way to improve their troubled relationship. However, effective couples counseling can help by:

  • Changing views in the relationship
  • Modifying dysfunctional behavior
  • Decreasing emotional avoidance
  • Improving communication
  • Promoting strength and resilience

We offer couples counseling in a confidential and safe environment where both members of the couple get to share their feelings and be heard. Clients in effective couples counseling report that it helps them understand their partner as well as their own reactions in a way that promotes lasting change.

If you are interested in more information about couples therapy, please call (973) 220-1885 or email us.