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Family therapists see beyond the problematic patterns in the family to the potential healing power of family relationships.

- Joseph A. Micucci



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 research has shown family therapy to be an effective treatment modality:

  • The parents, or nucleus of the family, have conflict or tension within their personal relationship that they think might be impacting the kids.

  • 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, and the family is at their wit’s end with how to help.

  • Boundaries with extended family

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 for 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.

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