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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We provide family therapy specializing in blended families and foster families. We believe that it is often true that our environment and those we are around have an impact on our wellbeing and how we learn to interact. Family involvement can be critical to treatment of children, teens, and adults struggling within interpersonal relationships of those in the home.

— Kim Lycan, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Richland, WA

Goals of family therapy often include improving the communication, solving family problems, understanding and handling special family situations, and creating a better functioning home environment.

— Ashley Dunn, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in RALEIGH, NC

Family therapy is often short term. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family's situation. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you're done going to therapy sessions.

— Dr. Tim Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is a family therapy treatment for children ages 1-10 with disruptive behaviors that are not responding to traditional parenting. PCIT is backed by 100's of studies and 30 years of research, and by own experience with my own family. With PCIT, together we can work to transform your child's behaviors and bring peace and warmth back to your family interactions again!

— DC Hamilton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Claremont, CA

Family therapy is a concept that can be loosely defined. We are all a part of a family. Therefore, family tends to affect our lives in some form or fashion. Family also doesn’t have to be blood-related; it can be the ones you choose along the way. Throughout the course of therapy, it might be helpful to bring in some family members as we see fit and/or beneficial for you. When doing this, it will always be with your consent first. This provides a better picture to me as your therapist.

— Mallory Striesfeld - Healing Pathways of Houston, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

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

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!

— Deeper LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Corvallis, OR

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

The goal of family therapy is to address problems in the family and find new ways of approaching issues and concerns that family may have so that they can find new and productive ways to move forward to be happy and healthy.

— Peggy Cohen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA

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

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

Working with Children and Families for most my professional career, I have learned that treating a child also requires the need of treating the family. As the child's behaviors are intertwined with the environment.

— Alena Garcia, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Every family is unique, and I aim to maintain the integrity of each unit while understanding the inner workings of makes that family unique. Together, we will better understand the dynamics of the family and the influences that have played a role in family development. My primary goals is to help guide family members through challenging emotions and conflicts, finding a safe resolution for everyone.

— Cristina Shea, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

I provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and PC-CARE. Both are family treatment modalities for families with children ages 1-10 with disruptive behaviors that do not respond to traditional parenting. PCIT provides parents with specialized therapy skills so they can learn to manage their child's behaviors as a therapist would so they can enjoy a warm peaceful relationship with their child again.

— DC Hamilton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Claremont, CA

I provide shorter-term family therapy (up to 12 sessions over 3-6 months) using Ross Greene's Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model. You may be a good fit for this if your child is struggling with behavioral challenges and you want to figure out how to address the issues without being in therapy for years.

— Aubriana Teeley, Psychologist in Seattle, WA