Family life can be rewarding, a source of joy and support, but also challenging. There are times when families can use family therapy as a resource to resolve conflicts and improve the quality of their life together. Families are complex, and come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are biologically related and some are “blended” or “stepfamilies”. Families can be comprised of people of all ages, at different points in life.
In family therapy, I work with families to help them better understand the issues that have arisen. As we begin our work together, we examine stressors both inside and outside of the family that might be impacting family wellness. Family member interactions and communication style are also important to consider in family therapy. Once we are able to discuss the concerns and feelings everyone has we move toward healing family conflicts and problem resolution. We strive to develop new coping methods, improved communication techniques, and problem solving skills as well as ways to build cohesion within the family.