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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Every family faces unique challenges, especially given today’s fast paced environment. We believe that these times are opportunities for us to support families, providing tools to assist family members so that they can collaborate and learn to navigate more readily. Our team at JSRC works with clients to set specific goals, so that each family can move through the therapy process and exit with a stronger family environment.

— Samantha Lavy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Stamford, CT

A family is a system. If one part of this system is changed, the rest of the system will be affected. In other words, if something is going on for one family member, that will create change for the entire family. My job is to help your family navigate these changes. In my office, everyone is invited to therapy, the more voices the better (this is why family work is so impactful)! I'll help you communicate/understand one another better while you adapt and overcome any changes.

— Brittany Graham, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

I have training and experience in providing family therapy in the following areas: improving communication, improving attachment and connection, behavior modification, and conflict resolution.

— Lianna Purjes, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

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

As a family therapist, I have been trained and supervised in working with families. I know how to utilize and apply different family therapy theories to solve systemic family issues.

— Diamond Rodgers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Las Vegas, NV

I have been working with couples and families for my entire career. I have developed an effective approach to help families ands couples stop blaming and to develop a solutions-focus. We can work on effective conflict resolution so that partners and families are able to reconnect as partners/groups.

— Tim Lineaweaver, Addictions Counselor

As a PhD student in marriage and family therapy, I am consistently learning new, cutting edge techniques from the master's in the field. Some of the master clinicians I have worked with are Dr. Linda Metcalf (Narrative and Solution Focused Therapy), Dr. Meichenbaum (the father of CBT), Dr. David Keith (Symbolic Experiential Family Therapy), Elliot Connie (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and Dr. Travis Heath (Narrative therapy).

— JoAngeli Kasper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sherman, TX

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

Most of the time, challenges experienced by individuals are related to the systems in which they interact. Because of this, it is difficult to achieve deep change by working with only the identified client. In order to optimize the therapeutic process, it is necessary to explore the patterns within the family system that influence the client's symptoms and behaviors. I have many years of experience in helping family systems find more effective ways of interacting and behaving.

— Allison Becker, Addictions Counselor in ,

I have helped many families with communication struggles, behavior issues, relationship struggles, and overall dysfunction. I come from the Structural Family Therapy perspective and can help you identify dynamics at play within your family, resolve conflict present, improve communication, and generally help you grow your family happier and healthier.

— Robert Hinojosa, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Little Rock, AR

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

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

Develop empathic understanding of all family members perspectives

— Martin Keller, Psychologist in Phoenix, AZ

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

We do not operate in a vacuum -- our work, socioeconomic background, race and ethnicity, faith, and relationships all effect our mental and emotional well-being. In our work together, we may find the need to bring in important relationships into treatment as healthy relationships will inevitably effect our "individual" health.

— Istvan Dioszegi, Student Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

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 work with families to help establish healthy boundaries and increase effective communication.

— Christina Castro, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor