Our family therapy specialists, Kate Scolatti & Heather Merrill, understand how complex family dynamics can be. Each person in a family has a unique role, personality, and individuality, yet they must function as a whole. We hope to promote understanding and collaboration among family members.
How We Help Families
Parent Support & Coaching
Parents will feel encouraged, uplifted, and supported. We help parents understand their strengths and coaches them through areas where they’re getting stuck. Are you a parent struggling to adjust to your life with kids? Heather Merrill has special training through the Gottman Institute in helping new parents adjust to parenthood. Kate Scolatti is a Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Specialist.
Foster/Adoptive Family Support
We love to help adoptive and foster families facilitate positive relationship interactions and bonding. Our family counselors have experience helping families with children that have experienced abandonment, neglect, abuse, or trauma.
Blended Family Support
Counseling for LGBTQ+ Families
Gender identity, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation are central to how we see ourselves both individually and in relation to others. Heather and Kate understand that some people may come to therapy to talk specifically about issues directly related to gender, romantic, and sexual identity. They support families where one of more person identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community to explore these issues as well as facilitate open dialogue within the family.
"Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing."
“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
“No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.”
We’re ready when you are! Schedule an appointment with Kate Scolatti, LMFT or Heather Merrill, LMHC today!