Family therapy promotes understanding and collaboration among family members.
Family therapy or family counseling is designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family overall. Some of these situations can include, but are not limited to, major life transitions or mental health conditions such as:
We also work with everyday concerns, such as communication problems, interpersonal conflict, or behavioral problems in children and adolescents.We aim to promote understanding so that through collaborative efforts, problems can be solved. For example, if a child is having social and academic problems, therapy will focus on the family patterns that may contribute to the child’s acting out, rather than evaluating the child’s behavior alone. As the family uncovers the source of the problem, they can learn to support the child and other family members, working proactively on minimizing or altering the conditions that contribute to the child’s unwanted behavior. This is done through a technique, referred to as soft parenting, that focuses on the child’s feelings rather than rules and guidelines.