Family therapy is an effective way to approach the difficulties that families face. Attending therapy as a family sends a powerful message that the family can come together to address challenges and that each family member has role to play in making positive change.
For parents, family therapy provides a neutral party to help overcome communication problems, and helps to clarify family rules, values and limits. For young children and teens, family therapy provides a neutral place where difficult topics can be addressed in a supportive environment. For the entire family, it is an opportunity to sit down once a week and focus on the needs of individuals as well as the entire family. Families that learn to effectively support each other in family therapy translate what they learn for solving future challenges.
I realize that families often come to therapy after having worked very hard on their own to make things work. They’ve done everything they know how to do, and now they are looking for professional help. In my work with families I aim to be insightful, thoughtful and goal oriented. I appreciate how difficult it can be to seek help and I work hard to provide a non-judgmental space to solve problems.