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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Develop empathic understanding of all family members perspectives

— Martin Keller, Psychologist in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

Families are amazing, but are also intricate and challenging at times. Engaging in family therapy will allow for you and your family to work through the frustrating obstacles and discover healthy ways to engage and interact.

— Ally Monarch, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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

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

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

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 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

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, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

I believe that family in essential when it comes to mental health. I work to help families decrease conflict and increase connection. In addition, for those who want to, I work to appropriately incorporate family into individual treatment to provide additional support in your growth and healing.

— Imani Bowman, Counselor in Silver Spring, MD

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