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Family Therapy

In all our lives, each one of us faces challenges. Families are no exception to this. There is hope for harmony.

Family Therapy

Family therapy focuses on improving relationships among family members. The goal of family therapy is to help family members learn to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, and create a healthier and more supportive environment. It can also help families to better understand each other's needs, feelings, and perspectives. These one-hour therapy sessions are for couples, parents and children, siblings, and other family members as appropriate.

What happens in family therapy?

Family relationships are vital to our mental health and wellbeing. Family therapy can help your family resolve conflict, improve communication, problem solve together, and restore harmony in your home. When your family learns to respond to each other's emotional needs, respect each other's differences, and work through difficult feelings, you will become stronger together.

You may meet with your therapist together as a whole family, or as individual members. Supplemental individual appointments can often be beneficial to address topics and issues that relate to your family's therapy work, and allow individual family members to open up about their feelings in a less-pressurized setting.

Family therapy can be used to address a wide range of family issues—such as marital problems, conflict between parents and children, the effects of substance abuse, and the impact of depression on the entire family.

We have helped families address:

  • Relationship conflict either between spouses or between a parent and child

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Blended family dynamics

  • Divorcing families

  • Mental health crises (such as living and coping with a family member who has a mental health condition)

  • Physical health crises (caregiving can have significant impact on a family's mental health)

  • Grief and loss

  • Adult children intervening with aging parents

  • Extended family problems

  • Substance abuse and addictions

Experience expert guidance in navigating communication challenges, relationship conflicts, parenting issues, and divorce support to foster healthier family dynamics.

"In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, a bridge to our future, and a support in our present, even when it's imperfect and stressful."


Therapy Outcomes

Here's a sneak peak of some of the things we may talk about and accomplish together in therapy

  • Learn about how families function in general, your own family patterns, and how to express healthy boundaries.

  • Focus less on the family member who has been identified as ill and focus more on the family as a whole.

  • Identify sources of conflict or anxiety in your marriage or family. Develop strategies to resolve them.

  • Find courage to grieve and move forward after traumatic events or loss. Experience increased closeness and heal chasms caused by grief.

  • Navigate transitional phases such as becoming parents, becoming empty nesters, or joining together two families.

  • Discover increased empathy for your family members or partner and their experiences.

  • Explore feelings of anger in healthy ways, learning how to deal with anger and temper without lashing out at family members.

  • For dating partners—resolve worries and fears concerning marriage to begin your new life together on a solid foundation of communication and emotional connection.

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