Family Psychotherapy

Family psychotherapy is a special form of psychotherapy that focuses on changes within a family and recognizes that family relationships have an impact on the feelings, behavior and psychological adjustment of every family member. Family therapy sessions may address issues and conflicts when many divorced couples are not capable of focusing on their children’s adjustment issues; when children in blended families have adjustment problems and also when an adult family member has significant psychological problems, especially when those problems impact on other family members.

Family problems from mild to severe will challenge every family at some point. These can result from behavioral and mental health issues in the family or from specific stressful events. Common family problems include:

Financial issues
Lack of communication between family members:
Substance abuse
Behavioral issues and academic concerns in children and adolescents
Mental health concerns
Separation, divorce, or blended family adjustments
Chronic illness
Frequent disputes among siblings
A troubled teenager
Children showing disrespect towards members of the family
Disagreements on raising children
Disputes over career direction
Appearance of a new family member