Anxiety, depression and feelings of being out of control often accompany major life transitions and care-giving responsibilities. I help those in transition and caretakers take better care of themselves. Adult children of aging parents, ACOA's, spouses of substance abusers and professional caregivers value my warm collaborative style and respect for each individual's unique ways of adapting.
Many of my clients are successful professionals who have had personal or family histories involving alcohol abuse, and many grew up in families where other kinds of family dysfunction took its toll.
Through my books, lectures and teaching, I have trained and supervised 100s of clinicians in group, individual and couples therapy. I teach what I love about my work -- helping clients to feel more empowered in relationships, to improve self-esteem, and to deal with family-of-origin issues, communication problems, and self-defeating behaviors (including addictions).
As former Director of the Substance Abuse Outpatient Clinic at McLean Hospital, I have helped family members to cope with the pain of chaotic and unpredictable lives, to find more effective ways of intervening to help their loved ones, and to improve the quality of their own lives.
I have a special interest in helping clients understand and deal with the complicated feelings and emotional upheaval often associated with medical illness and with major transitions (marriage, divorce, empty-nest, retirement and bereavement) in their own lives and in the lives of family members
I offer a phone consuktation at no charge to discuss whether my skills and services are a good fit with your needs.
For more information, please visit my website at www.marshavannicelli.com