Family Therapy is a longer-term intervention than Family Mediation whose goal is to resolve a discrete topic or address a specific issue or goal. Family Therapy may help the parents tell their growing children the stories of their childhoods, the highlights and mistakes, the deprivations. The parents can be helped to explain their reasons and goals for their parenting approaches. The whole family may weigh in on consequences of behaviors for either children or parents, consequences which given the current realities of THIS, and not a past family, make the most logical sense. Family Therapy helps to deal with current communication, trust, limit-setting issues and helps to heal old wounds long since set in concrete.
Through a multi-generational family geneogram or map, everyone in the family can see how issues of giftedness, poverty, mental illness, alcoholism, medical illness, bi-lingual speaking or keeping the original language away from the children, effects the current family. Everyone in the family has the opportunity to contribute the ways in which they would like to see the family operate according to principles of maximum love, caring, and functionality.
Janet Miller Wiseman provides Mediation and Counseling Services in the Boston area. She is an accomplished, long-established divorce and family mediator, with 39 years of experience in mediation and well over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist/counselor. Her office is located at 138 Lowell Street, Lexington, Ma. 02420, and while she literally serves clients from all over Massachusetts, many of her clients come from Andover, Arlington, Acton, Beverly, Burlington, Bedford, Boxford, Concord, West Concord, Danvers, Framingham, Gloucester, Lincoln, Lynn, Malden, Marblehead, Melrose, Needham, Newton, Peabody, Reading, Salem, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn.
We will provide you a complimentary 30-minute phone session to review your situation and to schedule you an initial meeting.