Family Therapy

Successful Families supports an educational approach to family therapy.

We believe that the strengths and resources of each family or parenting team can be reinforced with an understanding of the developmental stage of each individual in the family, how they relate to each other and how they interact with the broader community. The therapist with whom you work should have vast experience and knowledge in mental health, family systems, child development, couple’s therapy, and family transitions to help families with the particular difficulties they are facing. Families are assisted through education, coaching and facilitating communication to help them clarify concerns, develop effective communication and manage emotions. In family therapy a major component is to educate families about research and literature with respect to their particular family issues such as mental health problems, child related issues or separation and divorce.  You will find this at Successful Families.

Here are some of the issues and concerns family members may bring to therapy:

  • Communication difficulties
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping after separation or divorce
  • Abuse (verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual)
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Adoption
  • Boundary issues
  • Growing up with your children
  • Trust
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Sexual exploration
  • School concerns
  • Bullying or being bullied
  • Family expectations (chores, household rules, extracurricular, etc.)
  • Coping with family changes (new in-laws, births, deaths, moving, etc.)