Any time the challenges faced by one person interfere with his/her life and the lives of their family members, this is an indicator that family therapy might need to be considered. This relational and systemic treatment modality has been used to successfully improve the condition of a wide range of issues with families from many different cultural backgrounds. Here are a few examples of situations in which family therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment modality:
- The co-parents, or nucleus of the family, have conflict or tension within their personal relationship.
- A child has behavior problems at home, in the school, or in the community.
- Siblings have problems getting along with each other.
- One family member struggles with a long-term mental illness or substance abuse problem, such as depression, anxiety or complications from drug and alcohol use.
Family therapy can also be utilized proactively before a problem even begins. Many families seek this type of treatment when they are preparing for a major transition in their lives, such as the birth of a child, changing schools, blending families, as well as preparing for adolescents leaving the home as they launch into adulthood. We help families move towards positive and healthy communication, as well as grow to increase satisfaction within family relationships in the face of stress and even crisis. Adults, teenagers, and children are welcome.