How Family Therapy Can Help You
Family therapy can be beneficial in healing, enriching, and revitalizing your relationships with the people you love most. Whether your family is experiencing negative interaction dynamics, difficulty engaging cooperation, emotional disconnection, or adjusting to a new change, therapy can help restore family bonds and create more satisfying shared moments.
Family therapy can also be tremendously valuable throughout the process of divorce in helping parents refocus their relationship on what is best for their children, including coordinating schedules, maintaining consistency and stability, and learning respectful conflict resolution skills. During such a devastating time, cooperative co-parenting increases the sense of security that children feel as they transition to a new way of life.
I utilize Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), a short-term, highly effective approach aimed at guiding families in better understanding and resolving the patterns of negative interaction that they are feeling stuck in. Through this method, I collaborate with parents in learning new, effective ways of expressing their intentions of love and care for their children. In conjunction, I empower children and teens to develop positive and constructive ways of asserting their needs with their parents for comfort and connection, while also guiding them to build more openness and honesty in this relationship. The overall goal is to restructure the interaction patterns within the family dynamic to promote a more secure and fulfilling bond.