Whether you are looking for ways to increase peace and productivity in your home or organization, seeking individual guidance or just wanting an inspirational story to learn from, Family Guiding has it. We increase the amount of peace and joy in your life by guiding your self-growth and your interactions with family and community members. Our non-judgmental and fresh perspective supports you in being comfortable in uncomfortable feelings and empowers you to make the changes you need.
Family Guiding is an organization devoted to supporting individuals in growing toward their highest potential. Our philosophy is founded on a belief that each family and organization we serve is unique, with its own culture and needs; therefore, we take a holistic approach, offering guidance in many accessible forms. We are dedicated to translating empirical research into everyday tools and strategies that everyone can use. We are strongly committed to raising social consciousness and bridging the gaps within and between communities.
Psychodynamic Behaviorism is the term we use to describe our approach to helping individuals and families reach their highest potential and create lasting change. We use psychodynamic concepts to help understand why an issue may be occurring and combine it with interventions (e.g. positive reinforcement, relaxation training, mindfulness, coping skills) to help improve emotional health and wellness. Using these principles we help our clients and families CREATE a path to their self-declared destinations and make positive changes in their lives.
Who We Are:
We are Dr. Narayan and Dr. Cole, Licensed Psychologists who offer a fresh perspective on the issues that families deal with on a daily basis. Together we bring 18 years of experience working toward positive changes for organizations, families and individuals. As teachers, consultants, therapists and family guides we help you learn to be comfortable with uncomfortable feelings, while you learn new ways of interacting with yourself and your family.
How to use Our Website:
This website is an online tool that provides inspirational and educational information. We provide new articles every month and connect you with Guides, including mothers, fathers, teachers, artists, psychologists and nutritionists. Our guides are down-to-earth, relatable and supportive and write their examples in their natural voices, imperfections and all. This human-to-human approach is intended to foster an active relationship between you and our guides. Check out the area that interests you most…
Compass The compass is a practical tool or skill to help you on your journey through life. Anytime you are feeling lost trying to help your family grow, the monthly compass will give you a new direction.
Community We believe that helping others is good for the spirit and we connect with you with projects and organizations that are serving the Brooklyn, NY community. Often featured is Dr. Cole, founder of the Create A Path program, who uses her experiences with troubled adolescents and families to also provide examples to guide your family and community.
Parenting You’re not in this alone! Our parent guides share their experiences – the good, the bad and the ugly – and offer their insights and learning about raising a family. Each month we offer an article from the perspective of a mother and a father.
Education Sometimes guiding your children’s education can get overwhelming. Our resident teacher shares practical examples of learning in action. These education tips are great for teachers, parents and anyone looking to support a child in the learning process.
Health and Nutrition Guiding your family to be physically healthy is easier than you might think. Our health and wellness guides help to shift the focus of nutrition to how we eat rather than fixating on “good” or “bad” foods as well as give you ideas for incorporating health tips to improve your family’s overall wellness.
Psychology Ever wonder why your child, or spouse or friend acts a certain way? Our psychologist shares examples that address the social, emotional and behavioral needs of children, adolescents and families.
Arts: Creativity is good and raising a family should be fun too! Each month, our featured artist shares an idea, a project or just a different perspective to guide your family in your creative efforts.