The staff at PAF Consulting believes that the adjustment for the family is just as critical as it is for the client headed to prison. That’s why we pay close, personal attention to the needs of every family that has been devastated by the prison experience. For this reason we offer a series of professional counseling sessions that are included as part of our initial consulting fee. These sessions are an invaluable source of comfort and support to the spouse, partner, children, parents and even friends of the client during these troubled times.
We will also provide at no additional cost a bi-monthly newsletter curated specifically for families by us. This will include a wide assortment of interesting articles, useful tips, related current events and much more to help the family stay in touch with their loved one.
Prison can have devastating effects on even the strongest of families, sending them into a world of confusion, anger and depression. PAF Consulting takes every step to make sure that doesn’t happen to the ones you love most.
About Ellen K. Tannen, LCPC:
Director of Counseling Services
A licensed clinical professional counselor, Ellen K. Tannen comes to PAF Consulting with the experience and ability to partner with the client to resolve issues that are interfering with their relationships and their peace of mind with an engaging and interactive style.
Ellen’s theoretical background is cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and reality-based. She draws from a variety of techniques and strategies, utilizing her client’s strengths and building on their insights in order to create change. Her approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current as well as long-standing problems, and with sensitivity and compassion, she helps them find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. Her role within PAF is to assess the present family dynamic and create a comprehensive and specialized program that will allow the family to effectively manage the changes within the household.
As a psychotherapist with a varied and diverse clientele, Ellen works with individuals [children & adolescents as well as adults], couples and families, addressing a broad range of clinical issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, grief & loss, relationship and school/work problems.
She has earned a Master’s degree in clinical counseling and a post-Master’s certificate at Johns Hopkins University and is licensed to practice independently.