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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I am skilled in the provision of family therapy. I enjoy supporting teens in expressing their wants and needs openly with their family members. I appreciate the opportunity to support teens in finding their voice in their family system. I am accustom to rolling with resistance and helping all parties to feel heard.

— Sarah Schwartz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

Develop empathic understanding of all family members perspectives

— Martin Keller, Psychologist in Phoenix, AZ
 

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

I have 2 years post masters training in family therapy. I am an approved supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy ( AAMFT). I have been a practicing family therapist for over 30 years. Besides therapy, I have provided supervision, consultation, and training in working with families in various settings both here and abroad

— Daniel Minuchin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,
 

I have completed training in Functional Family Therapy. It is a 3 stage model that seeks to identify the underlying emotions that are leading to the conflict in the family, then choosing specific skills to address these and make change, and finally to discuss how to maintain the changes made during therapy.

— Haylee Heckert, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sioux Falls, SD

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 in RALEIGH, NC
 

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

Integrating family into the work with children and adolescents is key and family therapy is a big part of the work I do. For young people struggling with disordered eating, I am also trained in Family Based Therapy specifically for supporting families in feeding their child.

— Amanda Hagos, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fremont, CA
 

I work with the entire family to improve communication, increase connection and restore harmony.

— Kellita Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brentwood, TN

As a family therapist, I see families as interconnected systems where changes for one member can ripple through the entire family. My role is to guide your family through these changes. In my office, everyone is encouraged to participate—because the more voices, the richer the insights and outcomes! I specialize in improving communication and mutual understanding among family members as you adapt and overcome challenges together.

— Brittany VelaBorja, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mukilteo, WA
 

Families can be the most joyous experience in anyone’s life but also the most challenging and sometimes heart breaking. These are the people you are the closest with in your life and share a deep bond with. I look at everyone’s perspective in the challenges that they face and work together to find the best possible outcome. Everyone’s voice should and will be heard when we work together.

— Jacob Rincon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Antonio, TX

Even when working with individuals, it's important to understand family dynamics. We are not completely separate from our families of origin (who we grow up with), despite our best efforts. Family therapists are curious about what you learned from your family about relationships, apologizing, gender roles, sexuality, apologizing, boundaries, and so much more. That doesn't mean every session is about your family, but when it's important we talk about it.

— Lindsey Boes, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Littleton, CO
 

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
 

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