Family therapy focuses on the relationships between members of a family. Typically, all family members are present for therapy and work together to heal the relationships, but there may be times were family members are asked to attend individual therapy sessions as well. In family therapy, the family is viewed as a “system”…the family is a unit in and of itself and is as important as the individual members of the family. Family therapy helps to identify patterns and family rules that could be causing and maintaining family problems as well as problems in the individual family members. For instance, if a child has academic problems, family therapy would look at the family patterns and rules that are a cause of or maintaining the child’s academic problems rather than focusing on the child individually.
The goals of family therapy are to create a more loving and accepting environment for all family members, improve relationships between family members, and to help the family unit function more effectively than it has in the past.
Common Issues in Family Therapy
- Parenting challenges
- Child misbehavior
- Blended family problems
- Passing of a family member
- Challenges in military families
- Relationship problems between family members
- Life transition
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We welcome all families at the Denver Center of Psychotherapy no matter what religion, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, or age. All are welcome in this space!
Love is a universal need!