You’re probably thinking, “Every family has its problems. Why should I see a family therapist?”

Family therapy helps each family member work through conflict, improve communication, and increase understanding of each other.

What kind of conflicts can family therapy help us work through?

Frequently, there isn’t an “ah-ha” moment when it’s time to see a therapist. Often, a combination of concerns, including parenting and sibling rivalry, cause families to seek therapy. I can help you address common concerns such as:

  • Sudden loss of life
  • Separation and divorce
  • Dealing with the life of a single parent
  • Different parenting styles
  • Kids/teens experiencing behavioral issues
  • Sibling conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Domestic violence
  • And others

Does Family Therapy Really Work?

As long as the entire party involved is willing to address the conflict firsthand, I’m confident therapy can help your entire family.

Improve communication
Family therapy allows the entire family to open up and share their feelings with one another. Then, everyone can develop techniques to improve communication and increase respect.
Become a whole unit
With open communication, you and your family can understand each other’s views. You can better see the conflicts at hand, resolve disputes, and set standards that your entire family can get behind.
Everyone is heard
This is especially important. Each family member plays a unique role in your unit. It’s crucial that everyone communicates and feels heard. Only then can you begin the healing process.

Resources and FAQs

Whether you’ve seen a therapist before or you’re a first-timer, it’s understandable to have questions or concerns. If you’re feeling uncertain, review my Resources and FAQs.