Family Therapy

Family therapy is a therapy style that involves two or more family members and helps family members to observe and change patterns that are causing harm and risk to their relationships and individual mental health. Many therapists have introductory training in family therapy, but like a number of therapy modalities, family therapy is best delivered by a therapist who has received specialized training. While I routinely provide consultation to parents of children and teens, and family members, including chosen family, about an individual therapy client’s mental health and relational needs, I do this only with explicit consent from my adult clients, and only when it is clinically appropriate and necessary to do so. When it is clear to me that ongoing family therapy is necessary for the resolution of a person’s mental health functioning, I typically refer out to therapists who have specialized training, including a masters degree or higher, that is devoted to the practice of family therapy.