family therapy

Families Are Made & We Can Help Yours

One of the most unique therapy opportunities offered through Stokes Counseling Services is the FAM Program. FAM stands for Families Are Made, and this innovative approach to developing thriving family systems is available for our clients in their own homes. If you’re interested in the FAM Program, read the information on this page. Then, give our team a call. We’re currently accepting new families in various towns across Connecticut.

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What is the FAM Program?

FAM is an in-home family therapy program designed to work with families who are having a difficult time communicating and working together as a family. You will be matched up with a licensed clinician who is highly trained to help your family break through unhelpful communication styles and increase your teamwork. All services within the program are delivered in the home, which can enhance family comfort to help reach maximum potential.

Why is Family Therapy Important?

Family therapy is a type of therapy in which the therapist does not focus on one individual client. The therapist focuses on the family as a whole. Each person plays an important role in how the family communicates, interacts, and relates to one another. Focusing on the family system, rather than the individual, helps address larger issues such as communication, conflict, and understanding one another.

What Happens During the FAM Program?

Each family’s needs will be different, and your FAM Program counselor will tailor sessions to help heal the family system and create a fulfilling, safe, and healthy home environment. Unlike traditional family therapy that involves working with a counselor in an office or clinic setting, our FAM Program takes place right in your home. This gives us an opportunity to see where and how your family lives together. We work with you in an environment where you feel safe and comfortable. As the name suggests, our program is based on the belief that families are made, and that whether you’re a nuclear family, you’re bringing together families through marriage, or you foster or adopt one or more children, any family can benefit from working with skilled professionals to grow together and thrive as a family unit.

How can the FAM Program Help?

Our FAM Program is available for families dealing with any of the following concerns:

  • Difficulty Communicating
  • Parent/Child Relational Problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Blended Families
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma
  • Parenting Issues
  • Sibling Conflict
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Who Offers FAM Program Services?

The FAM Program team includes more than 20 highly skilled counselors and social workers who bring years of experience working with families to our community. They each have unique areas of specialization and training that may make them the ideal candidates to work with you and your family. You can find out more about our FAM Program counselors and other Stokes Counseling Services team members on our Team page.

Jessica Pellegrino
Jessica Pellegrino
Administrative Assistant for Community Based Programs
Anne Christine Dalton
Ann Christine Dalton
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Analinda Villafane
LPCA
JayeLynn Bennett
JayeLynn Bennett
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Tiffany Whittingham
Licensed Master Social Worker
Valerie Juste Mondesir
Valerie Juste Mondesir
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Rayon Lennon
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Sarah Pearson-Miley
Licensed Master Social Worker
Meghan Pellerin
Meghan Pellerin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Natisha Rivera
Natisha Rivera
Licensed Professional Counselor
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Olushola “Ola” Olasbisi
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Julia Garner
Licensed Professional Counselor
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Joseph Dobbins
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Heather McLain
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Brigit-Gendron
Brigit Gendron
Licensed Master Social Worker
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Danielle Buchanan
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Cluny Gombar
Licensed Professional Counselor
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Cathy Kelley
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Catherine Palazzolo
Catherine Palazzolo
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Audrey Blanchard
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Ann Cook
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Catherine Palazzolo
Andrea Dellacorte
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Adrianne Smith
Adrianne Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Amanda Byrne
Amanda Byrne
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Courtney DeLauri
Director of Community Based Programs
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Brianna Marks
Licensed Master Social Worker
Dominique Place
Dominique Place
Licensed Master Social Worker

Am I Eligible for the FAM Program?

The FAM Program is currently accepting referrals in various town across Connecticut. We accept Husky and Private Insurance for the FAM Program. Want to learn more? Give us a call at 203-729-0341!