For the Family
Family therapy is designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family, such as major life transitions or mental health conditions. Family therapy might be used as the primary mode of treatment or as a complementary approach. Families can benefit from therapy when they experience any stressful event that may strain family relationships, such as financial hardship, divorce, or the death of a loved one. It can also be helpful in treating mental health concerns that impact the family as a whole, such as depression, substance abuse, chronic illness, and food issues, or everyday concerns, like communication problems, interpersonal conflict, or behavioral problems in children and adolescents.
I am most often am guided by a family systems approach, in which I observe internal dynamics of the family system that produce and sustain problematic behaviors in family members. My intention is to help families improve communication, problem-solving, and coping skills, and enhance their sense of connection to one another.