At Kathleen Landry and Associates we believe that addiction is a family disease. Addiction is not created in isolation, operates in isolation, nor is it resolved in isolation. Counselor Magazine for Addiction Professionals, states "…addiction recovery (abstinence) rates soar tenfold when the family is involved in their own counselling and education." (2003, Volume 11, issue 5)

Addiction has a ripple effect that radiates through the relationships of the addict--parents, spouses, children, extended family, friends, and work place.

Kathleen has special appreciation for the collateral damage done in families. That is why she has spent the last 20 years studying and practicing Bowen Family Systems Theory. Click here for more information or visit the Bowen Georgetown Family Center at

Kathleen is one of very few therapists that offer a service to help families that need support, addiction education and personal counselling. She concentrates on the families' anxiety and behaviors that occur from the impact of addiction.