Dr. Jason S. Stein is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He has been working in the field for over twenty-five years as a therapist and clinical supervisor. He conducts seminars on teenage drug and alcohol issues, workshops on ‘Pro-Active Parenting’ and ‘Family Communication’, and teaches other therapists how to do family therapy. His specialties include family and couple issues, childhood anxiety, teen substance abuse, ADHD, socialization/peer relationships, and school-related behavioral problems. Dr. Stein’s approach focuses on empowering clients to utilize their strengths, and the ability to make choices.
Child and Adolescent Therapy
Child/Adolescent therapy helps to identify the triggers of the problem, add what is needed to support the child’s success, and/or remove negative factors. It usually involve subtle, yet profound, shifts in the child’s environment and internal coping abilities that allow the child to positively experience family, friends, school, success, and challenges.
Individual therapy is about creating a space to think outside the box; explore assumptions, influence of family of origin, understand the unconscious drives and impulses. The therapist is an active part of the process by eliciting new ways of thinking, feeling, and understanding ways of being to empower the person to be pro-active in life choices and decisions.
A family environment that allows for communication, promotes individuality as well as a sense of belonging, respects differences, provides support, and shares positive and negative experiences equally well.
Couples therapy is about being able to acknowledge and maximize the most of their compatibility. A balanced relationship that allows for openness, empathy, respecting each others’ thoughts and feelings, playfulness, intimacy, and healthy independence and dependence.