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wellness for families

Family Therapy

Family therapy can be helpful for most families, and is generally used to address problems within a family dynamic or within a relationship. Family therapy is often shorter term than individual or couples therapy. Following is a list of reasons families often take part in family therapy:What is Family Therapy

  • Aging – the effects on family
  • The effects of addiction on the family
  • Anger management/Conflict resolution
  • Blended and stepfamily challenges
  • Caregiving issues
  • Co-parenting, single parenting and visitation
  • Cultural and multicultural issues
  • Divorce
  • Families of the chronically mentally ill
  • Family challenges with children with developmental variations or physical limitations
  • Families with children and adolescents/teens and all of the complexities involved in parenting
  • Job loss or retirement
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) issues
  • Life stage transitions - birth of a child, separation, divorce or remarriage
  • Loss & grief
  • Parent-child relationships throughout the life course
  • Parenting for individuals with past trauma
  • Single parent/teen conflict
  • Stress from illness, disability, or death

Though not exhaustive, this list includes many of the reasons families are often seen together in
therapy. Based on your family’s current circumstances, a unique treatment plan will be created to fit
your needs. The length of family therapy will vary from family to family.