Family therapy is an approach that takes into account the delicate nature of people's relationships within a family and helps you to work through issues together, or separately, in support of a more cohesive family unit.
We often struggle in our important relationships because they mean the most to us. We experience intense emotions within these relationships, and sometimes that can cause conflict. We recognize that family members have good reasons for how they feel. They may be angry and fighting with each other, or are withdrawing and shutting out others. Behaviors in families often come from places of pain and need to be tended to and repaired.
How we approach family therapy
Family therapy encourages the members of your family to collaborate with each other through open dialogue. We focus on deepening each person's understanding and ability to communicate her/his/their perspective while providing additional skills or education that may help you live together with less conflict.
In our family work we pull from many therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Family therapy treats the family unit as the patient and helps individuals resolve issues in the context of this family-based work. This approach appreciates the unique and complex interactions among family members and the contributions these relationships have to each person's well-being.
A consultation can be scheduled for second opinions, advice on choosing a clinician, help to determine if family therapy is right for your family, etc. We offer a safe place to process concerns and solicit advice. We offer one-time or ongoing consultations for clients who may benefit from this service.