Positive Psychology for a Life Well Lived



a place

where you could

learn how to

  • Find meaning in life transitions
  • Strengthen family connections
  • Cultivate intimacy in relationships
  • Practice effective parenting
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Alleviate depression and anxiety
  • Reduce stress and promote mental and physical health
  • Achieve workplace and academic success
  • Replace addictions with healthy behaviors
  • Expand self-management skills
  • Promote personal growth


A place where you can express yourself safely and comfortably.

The Family Institute offers a soothing environment to foster your experience. Our beautiful facility is conveniently located on the Bayfront, at 100 State Street. We promptly schedule an initial appointment within 24 hours. Evening appointments are available, and all major health insurances are accepted.

We provide a sanctuary for your soul!

We listen. We understand. We plan. We coach.

During your first consultation, we’ll help you clarify your goals, define how to work together, and help you understand the short and longterm results you can expect.

Where others see obstacles, we see possibilities!

Rely with confidence on our expertise.

We integrate the most effective communication techniques. We utilize treatment approaches grounded in research, the latest discoveries in brain science, and pillars of ancient wisdom.

We will guide you in composing a life of meaning and purpose!

Discover the satisfaction of a life well lived.

Life is relationships… with oneself and others. Find balance in these relationships and you will obtain physical health, emotional well being, happiness in work, spiritual connection and intimacy with friends and family.

Every difficulty carries the seeds of growth!

What more could you ask for?

Personalized time in a healthy environment.

Come and experience it: 814.480.8797


Our life is becoming increasingly complicated. The modern world imposes complex demands and leaves very little time for reflection and renewal. The staggering amount of available information, rather than enriching our lives, becomes a burden and a source of pollution. And the modern person is not wiser than the person of the past.

At The Family Institute, we have made our mission to search through the old knowledge and the freshest ideas to extract the elements essential to build a life of competence, composure, joy and mutual inspiration.

First we apply and experiment with them in our lives, then we distill those that have proven the most beneficial, and finally we present them to you. We believe, with Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama, that “we are family” and that the improvement of our lives enriches the whole.

"Out of clutter, find simplicity.
From discord, find harmony.
In the middle of difficulty,
lies opportunity."

- Albert Einstein

The Family Institute