– Counseling –

Counseling is a way for individuals, couples or entire families to work through personal problems and difficulties plaguing their lives. Counseling is a tool to treat mental disorders, repair relationships and cope with grief.


About Counseling

Garry Waterman is a licensed professional counselor (LMSW and psychotherapist) who specializes in individual, couple and family counseling. Sessions with Gary Waterman are personal, discreet and get to the root of your problems to restore peace of mind and rebuild strained relationships.

Individual, Couples or Family Counseling

Though not an exhaustive list, Garry Waterman can apply his expertise to conduct individual and group sessions for issues including:

  • Career counseling – advice and counsel that directs and supports decision making concerning professional development and difficult career choices.
  • Emotional therapy – a structured psychotherapy approach to working with individuals, couples or families. Emotional therapy focuses on the adaptive potential that is innate in individuals to help people change problematic emotional states or unwanted self-experiences.
  • Family therapy – counseling that delves into intimate family relationships to foster change and development. Change is typically facilitated through the systems of interactions that occur between family members.
  • Intervention – orchestrated discussion facilitated by one or a group of people – typically family and close friends – to get an individual to seek professional help with an addiction or other serious problems that they may be ignoring or denying.
  • Mediation – a structured interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties to help resolve conflict. This is typically achieved through specialized communication and negotiation techniques.
  • Conflict resolution – also referred to as reconciliation, this form of counseling focuses on the methods and processes involved in facilitating the peaceful ending of a conflict. This is typically achieved by group members actively communicating and discussing information about their conflicting motives with the rest of the group and then engaging in collective negotiation to resolve the conflict.
        • Grief counseling – a form of psychotherapy aimed at helping individuals cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved ones, or following significant life changes that may trigger feelings of grief such as loss of a job or divorce.
        • Marriage counseling – commonly referred to as relationship or couple’s therapy, the focus of which is to counsel the parties of a relationship in an effort to recognize and potentially reconcile conflict, troublesome differences and repeating patterns of stress that are plaguing the relationship.
        • Mental health counseling – modes of therapy conducted with individuals, couples and families aimed at treating emotional and mental disorders to improve mental health.

        • Senior peer counseling – counseling that provides assistance with emotional support and advice to individuals experiencing life changes often associated with aging.