FAMILIES ARE THE BLUEPRINT.
Family dynamics shape the beginning of our individual beliefs, habits, and emotional security. Family problems can result in painful, challenging, and frustrating interactions among family members. Through our work in sessions, families will focus on creating healthy collaborations, communicating more effectively, and working to proactively disrupt unhealthy patterns.
COMMON CONCERNS ADDRESSED IN FAMILY THERAPY
Poor family communication can include yelling, holding grudges, keeping secrets, blaming, giving the silent treatment, using ultimatums or threats, labeling someone bad instead of the behavior, and bringing harm. If these problems persists, it causes strain in the family relationships.
SEPARATION, DIVORCE, OR BLENDED FAMILY ADJUSTMENTS
Adjusting to significant changes can be difficult. The impact from emotionally distressing situations can affect individuals differently. Techniques used in family therapy focus on processing emotions and forming secure relationships.
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The pain of loss can feel overwhelming. Families may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt family roles and structure.
"When families face a crisis, the members' willingness and ability to communicate honestly, tolerate uncertainty, and respect one another's different needs both define and develop resilience during and after the crisis."
Ili Rivera Walter, PHD
Book a free, 15-minute phone consult here.
If we are a good fit to work together, we'll schedule a 60 minute intake session. We'll get to know each other and make a plan for your time in therapy.
We'll meet weekly or every other week, depending on your needs and preferences. Family therapy is generally short term--about 12 sessions.