FAMILY THERAPY

Family-ImageFamily Therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that allows for family members to join together to address a particular concern, support a family member, reduce conflict, or understand individual or collective behaviors and symptoms. It is grounded in the idea is that each family is a unique social system, with its own organization, patterns of communication, rules, boundaries, history, and implicit and explicit rules. Strong emotional ties bind family members together creating powerful forces of connection and communication. The therapist facilitates the discovery of new forms of engagement and organization by paying attention to the complexity of the family dynamics, to each unique role, and to observation of verbal and non-verbal behavior. The group joins together to create a larger outcome, a more supportive and trusting environment. Any change in one individual member can create a change in the structure of the entire family creating a greater and more lasting outcome.