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Dr. AveryCynthia Semlear Avery , Ph.D. , is a professional counselor , family therapist , and parent educator
master's level clinical training focused on marriage and family therapy.Her
doctoral level clinical and research studies focused on families , parental well-being , and the impact of invisible disabilities on families.
BS PsychologySacred Heart University
Fairfield , CT
...Dr. Avery is a member of various professional organizations including the American Counseling Association , American Psychological Association , National Council for Family Relations , and various chapters of each
is a Nationally Certified Parent Trainer-Professional by the National Board for the North American Society for Parent Training & Development
.Over the years she has worked as a counselor and parent educator at the Parenting Center at Children's Hospital in New Orleans , the Thomas E. Chambers Counseling Center in New Orleans , the Institute of Behavioral Health on Long Island , as well as her private practice working with individual and family clients . Dr. Avery has a long history of community and church based volunteer work , serving as a hands-on volunteer and at the board level for a variety of concerns
Some clinical and research interests include :.
Clinical implications in family systems across the lifespan
Clinical implications in working with blended ( Stepfamilies ) families