Family Therapy

Family dynamics are constantly shifting and can be complex. Families may seek out therapy to learn how to communicate better and resolve general conflicts, or to address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Family therapy can help improve troubled relationships between partners, children or other family members. It will also help families to recognize unhealthy patterns and teach skills to replace those with positive, healthy communication. A family therapist will help members of your family gain the skills to get through stressful times, communicate more openly, and grow closer. Family therapy is often short-term and it can include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Think your family might benefit from family therapy? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today. 

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Relationship and family therapy in my practice is a good fit for any group seeking to improve their interactions and deepen their bonds. Whether you're friends, roommates, romantic partners, or family members, experiencing communication challenges, recurring conflicts, or simply wanting to understand each other better, this service could be a beneficial path for you. I also work extensively with families navigating significant transitions or stress.

— Janice Reyes, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

There are many active parties in family therapy: each of the family members and the therapist. While each family member is considered a client by the therapist, the true client is “the family.” The therapist focuses on improving the family dynamics that led to the family to seek professional therapy. Family consultations, conducted every six sessions, are a different modality because the adolescent is identified as the primary client working with the therapist on a regular basis.

— Doug Nelson, Counselor in Wilton Manors, FL

Family therapy can include adult siblings with their parents or teenagers with their parents or adult siblings alone. Through structure-guided conversation, whatever issues have created difficulties in the family, they can begin to heal.

— Jeannette York, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Toluca Lake, CA

I believe that the space between people is the most powerful place to create change. We are all embedded in relationships and come from families, no matter our current situations, and even individuals carry with us a history of those relationships. A family systems orientation lets me take into account far more than just what's in any one person's "head" when it comes to getting unstuck. I am a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT and have held leadership positions in many family therapy organizations.

— Sheila Addison, Counselor in Oakland, CA

There are various fictions floating around about what it takes to be a perfect family. However, the emphasis on perfect is destructive, because it’s an impossible goal. The point is more to have a loving, well-functioning family where kids are cherished and supported to become thriving, fulfilled adults who themselves know how to have good (not perfect) relationships. This always requires constant adaptation and tinkering. I love working with motivated families!

— Maria Orr, Marriage & Family Therapist in Corvallis, OR

During marriage and family counseling sessions, I work with all members of the family to identify and address the underlying issues that are causing problems in the relationship. This often involves helping each member of the family to better understand their own feelings and needs, as well as those of other family members.

— Dr. Tim Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, TX

I have many years of experience in assessing family dynamics and systems. With this knowledge, I have and am able to help families navigate through challenging emotions and conflict leading to healthier communication and relationships.

— Kelley Nolan, Clinical Social Worker in West Chester, PA

Can I keep my individuality, yet contribute the the family and relationships?

— David Day, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA

Using the Functional Family therapy model for the past 11 years and now as a National Consultant, FFT provided me with both an anchor and a way to help families that fit with my own core philosophies about people and therapeutic change. I am continually grateful to pass on my knowledge of the FFT model and experience of working with at risk youth and relationships through my role as a therapist, consultant and trainer.

— Anibal Muneton, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Hermosa ave., CA

My passion is to help families who are hanging on by a string. The love that parents have for their children is universal. Every parent wants to provide their children with more than what they had growing up. But the blueprint of parenting that we were raised by is entirely different from the blueprint needed to raise a teen in our ever-changing, technology-driven, modern day culture. Parenting is the most humbling journey with the most steep learning curve but you are not alone.

— Sayuri (Julie) Heinl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, VA

We provide therapy services to children, adolescents, and families . We also work with parents in supporting their children.

— Sala Psychology, Clinical Psychologist in Greenwich, CT

Bowen is my main jam but I also use elements of Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy. My plan is that I teach you about systems, how they work, and how to shift an unhealthy one. If you have a teen that's running the show at home I'm going to help you and your partner to get back into the position of leadership. No teen should be the head of the family. If you have pain in the ass in-laws or your own family I'm going to introduce you to the wonderful world of boundaries.

— Sarah Lauterbach, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Carmel By The Sea, CA

My specialty and ideology revolves around a systemic theory of practice. Even if I am seeing an individual, I will always bring a family/systemic aspect to treatment. Family is important and so is connection. If permanent and meaningful change is to occur in one's life, a change in the entire system must take place.

— Rachel Higgins, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Cypress, TX

Family therapy is a type of treatment designed to help with issues that specifically affect families' mental health and functioning. It can help individual family members build stronger relationships, improve communication, and manage conflicts within the family system.

— Simone Gillon, Therapist in Chicago, IL

I help clients find their voice, better understand their emotions, and learn more about what they desire. Using evidence based family and systemic treatment, I support clients in processing their trauma history and better understanding their thoughts and emotions behind their actions. In doing so, you will learn more about yourself and gain the tools to have healthy relationships. You will be able to share with your partner and loved ones what you need to feel connected and loved.

— MarQui McGill, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Frisco, TX