We enhance current functioning by teaching positive coping skills and expanding on existing strengths using evidence based interventions.
Family Therapy involves all members of a family meeting together with a therapist. For family therapy to be most beneficial, no members are omitted. Each member plays an important role in the development and functioning of the family system and in order for current, negative patterns of interaction and dynamics to change, the therapist needs to observe and have participation from each member.
Family Therapy serves to identify, challenge, and change complex relationship dynamics and patterns of interaction observed during session; offering the opportunity for exploring alternative behaviors and responses.
Communication is often indirect and subtle, and an important function of the therapist is to facilitate bringing about more clarity in transmitting messages while encouraging active listening.
As in couples work, the focus is on relationship dynamics. That being said, individual issues are highlighted and discussed as they are pieces of the puzzle that shape both problems and solutions.
Family Therapy can:
Increase harmony and decrease conflict
Help members navigate family transitions or trauma
Strengthen family bonds
Increase effective communication skills