Family therapy is a delicate balance of understanding the function of the entire family unit, while also fully empathizing with everyone’s individual perspectives and emotional involvement. Our therapists aim to ensure each family member feels heard, understood, and valued as both themselves, and as existing within the family itself. Each member is provided with a safe place from which to address the issues that they believe are at the root of why you’re seeking therapy, which eventually allows our counselors to fully understand your family’s patterns.
Based on what our therapists view and experience during your session, we are then able to decide what steps to take to address your issues. Oftentimes this involves in session and at home tasks, as implementing strategies and tools in the common ground setting of your home is vital for your healing journey. After these therapeutic strategies are ingrained in your every day, then long-term, positive changes can be discussed and focused on. The end goal is to encourage each member of your family to feel confident enough in addressing these issues, whatever they may be, on their own and in their own way. This will eventually add to the cohesiveness of the entire family unit. We fixate on what makes you strong together and utilize that to build a better foundation for behavioral patterns, communication styles, attachment, bonding, and tackling life’s challenges.
It’s vital to mention here that what defines a family is completely up to you. Blood relations do not necessarily determine a family unit, and our family counseling services acknowledge this and address your family, however it is comprised, like its namesake.