What to expect: Families consist of one or both parents along with one or multiple young or adult children. At times, parents may wish to come without the children for a parent-coaching session. Families typically come to therapy on a bi-monthly basis, for a period of 3-6 months, depending on the issues to be addressed. Individual therapy may be recommended for some or all family members to complement the family work. Please note that we do not see minors for individual sessions.
Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse. We form most of our ideas about how the world and relationships work from our family-of-origin. Here we believe that treating the family as a whole, with all of its intricate patterns and dynamics, can be more effective than treating the individual alone.
Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships can benefit from family therapy.
Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:
- Parent-child conflict
- Problems between siblings
- Domestic violence
- Unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member
Family therapy is necessary to address family issues and heal a family’s wounds. If any of the above scenarios resonates with your family, consider seeking family therapy. Family therapy can be beneficial on many different levels. Some positive family therapy outcomes are:
- Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries
- Fostered sense of cohesion and communication among family members
- Promotes problem-solving through understanding of family patterns and dynamics
- Builds empathy and understanding.
- Reduces family conflict
Studies show that family therapy is particularly important for families with members who struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders and other behavioral issues. When the whole family grows, each member is better off.
If you’re interested in learning about how we can help pull your family back together, contact us today for a free phone consultation.