I work with families to better understand how we impact and are impacted by each other in a relational system, to increase cooperation, and to feel better about our attachment to each other. In family therapy, we practice family meetings, perspective taking, and empathy building through experiential exercises. Families come to therapy to increase positive feelings towards each other, to communicate better, to work on helpful conflict strategies, and to help the system become healthier overall.
I also help families who are experiencing grief and loss together due to family changes. I can meet with the whole family, or with sibling groups to help them through changes such as divorce, remarriage, death of a parent, moving/changing schools, and other shared experiences.
Some families want help understanding the mental health of a loved one and we work together to process your feelings about the struggles someone in your family is having, and to better understand how to support your loved ones.