Family Therapy

Family dynamics are constantly shifting and can be complex. Families may seek out therapy to learn how to communicate better and resolve general conflicts, or to address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Family therapy can help improve troubled relationships between partners, children or other family members. It will also help families to recognize unhealthy patterns and teach skills to replace those with positive, healthy communication. A family therapist will help members of your family gain the skills to get through stressful times, communicate more openly, and grow closer. Family therapy is often short-term and it can include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Think your family might benefit from family therapy? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today. 

Meet the specialists

Every family faces unique challenges, especially given today’s fast paced environment. We believe that these times are opportunities for us to support families, providing tools to assist family members so that they can collaborate and learn to navigate more readily. Our team at JSRC works with clients to set specific goals, so that each family can move through the therapy process and exit with a stronger family environment.

— Samantha Lavy, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Stamford, CT

If one person in a system is unhealthy, then the whole system is as well. I never work with family members in a vacuum. Rather I encourage clients to include family members in the sessions to work on issues that are occurring and to help support growth. This is especially helpful if the client is a teen who needs the support of their entire family to improve.

— Christine MacInnis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA

Family therapy is a concept that can be loosely defined. We are all a part of a family. Therefore, family tends to affect our lives in some form or fashion. Family also doesn’t have to be blood-related; it can be the ones you choose along the way. Throughout the course of therapy, it might be helpful to bring in some family members as we see fit and/or beneficial for you. When doing this, it will always be with your consent first. This provides a better picture to me as your therapist.

— Mallory Striesfeld, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

In family therapy, I use an eclectic approach including nonviolent communication, solution-focused brief therapy, and psychodrama work. This orientation allows the client a safe space to role play their experiences together, explore the deeper unmet needs and emotions, and brainstorm new options.

— Kaile Videtich, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI

Families are constantly changing, and sometimes it's hard to keep up. I help families work through challenges such as raising teens, managing blended families, divorced parents struggling with co-parenting, and families with adult children who want to work through conflict and communication issues that may have been difficult for years.

— Laura Evans, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

My years of experience have strengthened my ability to identify troubling family dynamcis that are counterprodcutive to healthy engagement and overall wellness

— Karen D Sutton, Clinical Social Worker in Decatur, GA

Are you experiencing: Co-parenting Through Divorce, Transitions to Adolescence, Issues as a Step-family, Family Arguments, Family Member with Addiction, New Diagnosis in Family? When working with me, families can expect a warm, inviting environment and a therapist invested in helping your family and each person in it.

— Nikole Dominique-Maikell, Therapist in Terrytown, LA

Family is where socializing starts from, when members of a family come together to narrate their experiences and reasons why they act the way they do, healing begins. So I create the avenue for this to happen

— Omolade Ogunfowora, Psychologist in Lagos, LA

I'm a mom and wife in a very successful marriage. I am also the family caregiver and healthcare administrator for my elderly parents. Despite some rough patches, all is sailing along fine:) Our two kids are grown and came out incredibly well. They both experienced very different types of traumas in their lives that I had the pleasure of helping them overcome and I know, this is why I'm here on earth. I'm here to help you and your family dynamics so you can breathe, and enjoy life to its fullest.

— Erika Feinberg, Mental Health Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Based on the systemic theory, I will recognize the unhealthy inefficient patterns in the family. I can help family members to develop insight, facilitate their communication, and guide them to change their interaction.

— Tzu-Yin (Inga) Yeh, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA

This modality recognizes the family as a system of interconnected individuals where each member has a role to play and rules to respect. Family can be a “rough neighborhood” to live in…especially if they don’t know how to get along with each other. My office offers a platform where each member has a voice to contribute to the family's identity so everyone can feel safe. This therapy focuses on intergenerational relationships and personal core value systems to promote healthy functioning.

— Dr. Carolyn Becker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Worth, TX

Family therapy has always been a part of the work I've done with adolescents. I believe it's important to include the entire family (to varying degrees, depending on the adolescent and family dynamics) in treatment. I received post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. I incorporate a relational approach in my work with families and use components of other models as appropriate for the family. Again, there's no one size fits all.

— Nicole Goudreau-Green, Counselor in Pleasantville, NY

I have been working with families for two years. I work on creating a whole with the entire family so that it creates a good environment for all in the family.

— Jennifer Smith, Counselor in Dillon, MT

I have over 4 years of experience working with families with significant conflict and systemic issues leading to risk of removal of the child from the home. I am well versed in remaining neutral among family members and ensuring all voices are heard.

— Kelsey Crabtree, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Black Mountain, NC