Family Therapy in Edmonton, AB

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Patrick Teghtmeyer @ Manor Clinic
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, BA, BEd
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
I aim to support individuals & families to improve lives that have been negatively impacted by drugs, alcohol, gambling and process addictions. With 18 years of experience, we are well equipped with the knowledge and expertise to provide care and support for a full range of addiction concerns. I aim to help intercept and turn life back to the preferred direction of each individual and their families. I aim to help in the manner the impacted family members wish with a client centered approach. We are not able to force someone into change; however, our care and compassion allows individuals to explore change.
I aim to support individuals & families to improve lives that have been negatively impacted by drugs, alcohol, gambling and process addictions. With 18 years of experience, we are well equipped with the knowledge and expertise to provide care and support for a full range of addiction concerns. I aim to help intercept and turn life back to the preferred direction of each individual and their families. I aim to help in the manner the impacted family members wish with a client centered approach. We are not able to force someone into change; however, our care and compassion allows individuals to explore change.
(587) 713-8534 View (587) 713-8534
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Janelle Schultz
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J
I specialize in men's mental health, couples and family counselling.
Do you ever feel like your life has not gone as planned and you're having a hard time finding meaning? Maybe you feel like you are not really yourself anymore or have stopped taking care of yourself. You want more out of your life but don't know how to get it. A lot of people struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship and career stresses, but don't know how to make lasting changes that will lead to a more fulfilling life.
I specialize in men's mental health, couples and family counselling.
Do you ever feel like your life has not gone as planned and you're having a hard time finding meaning? Maybe you feel like you are not really yourself anymore or have stopped taking care of yourself. You want more out of your life but don't know how to get it. A lot of people struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship and career stresses, but don't know how to make lasting changes that will lead to a more fulfilling life.
(825) 462-1571 View (825) 462-1571
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Jane Wiley
Psychologist, MEd, CHT
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
I work with children, teens, adults and couples facing life transitions, coping problems or mental health concerns. Depression and anxiety is very common, but I also work with loss, health concerns and family problems.Therapy is about change, but it is not about changing who we are. The person we are meant to be has been here all along. Sometimes we need help to reconnect. I work with my clients to explore patterns of behavior and thought that can keep us in small and narrow places, and to reconnect to our wiser, balanced and more joyful self.
I work with children, teens, adults and couples facing life transitions, coping problems or mental health concerns. Depression and anxiety is very common, but I also work with loss, health concerns and family problems.Therapy is about change, but it is not about changing who we are. The person we are meant to be has been here all along. Sometimes we need help to reconnect. I work with my clients to explore patterns of behavior and thought that can keep us in small and narrow places, and to reconnect to our wiser, balanced and more joyful self.
(587) 521-3601 View (587) 521-3601
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Nadia Ivanchikov
Counsellor, MACP, M Ed, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S
Are you a parent of a neurodiverse child seeking support? Do you feel frustrated by cultural shock, adapting to a new reality, or navigating family or workplace turmoil? Are depression, anxiety, mood swings, or anger challenges on your plate? Is your child struggling socially or academically? Are you? Do you crave being heard, accepted, and supported? Are you ready to maximize your strengths while learning to accommodate the areas of need? Would you like to master the dance of interpersonal communication using your emotions as a compass in navigating your relationships? Will you explore your past and present to design your future?
Are you a parent of a neurodiverse child seeking support? Do you feel frustrated by cultural shock, adapting to a new reality, or navigating family or workplace turmoil? Are depression, anxiety, mood swings, or anger challenges on your plate? Is your child struggling socially or academically? Are you? Do you crave being heard, accepted, and supported? Are you ready to maximize your strengths while learning to accommodate the areas of need? Would you like to master the dance of interpersonal communication using your emotions as a compass in navigating your relationships? Will you explore your past and present to design your future?
(587) 208-6947 View (587) 208-6947
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Jessica Blake
Psychologist, MEd , RPsych, CST
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
I also specialize in couples counseling and family counseling, where we can explore emotional attachment, family and child counseling, and helping parents provide supports to children who may need it the most, including teenagers.
Customer service is not a term you may automatically think of when you hear psychological services, but to me, you cannot have one without the other. I pride myself on customer service, and work hard to deliver all of my psychological services in a customer focused and driven environment. Together we can work on solutions that are of value to you for any difficulties and dilemmas you are facing. I am team orientated, and believe in a collaborative process, especially when working with children & parents, and I understand how challenging this process can be. I want us to meet your counseling and life goals together.
I also specialize in couples counseling and family counseling, where we can explore emotional attachment, family and child counseling, and helping parents provide supports to children who may need it the most, including teenagers.
Customer service is not a term you may automatically think of when you hear psychological services, but to me, you cannot have one without the other. I pride myself on customer service, and work hard to deliver all of my psychological services in a customer focused and driven environment. Together we can work on solutions that are of value to you for any difficulties and dilemmas you are facing. I am team orientated, and believe in a collaborative process, especially when working with children & parents, and I understand how challenging this process can be. I want us to meet your counseling and life goals together.
(587) 315-5539 View (587) 315-5539
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Anttu Muhamed
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
My approach focuses on the whole family, valuing everyone's input.
Has your child experienced a traumatic event that has impacted their emotional well-being? Does your child struggle with anxiety, difficulty focusing in school, or challenges making friends? Does your family find it difficult to connect with each other, especially after a painful or traumatic experience? Are you or your child navigating a difficult transition related to race or identity, and feeling overwhelmed by the associated stress? Are you a parent who is having a hard time connecting or understanding a teenage child?
My approach focuses on the whole family, valuing everyone's input.
Has your child experienced a traumatic event that has impacted their emotional well-being? Does your child struggle with anxiety, difficulty focusing in school, or challenges making friends? Does your family find it difficult to connect with each other, especially after a painful or traumatic experience? Are you or your child navigating a difficult transition related to race or identity, and feeling overwhelmed by the associated stress? Are you a parent who is having a hard time connecting or understanding a teenage child?
(587) 801-5422 View (587) 801-5422
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Pina Martinovich
Psychologist, BSc, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
As a psychologist I integrate a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Systemic Family therapy, Play therapy, and Person-Centered therapy.
I am a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and young adults with emotional, academic and behavioral difficulties. I have been an educator and school counselor for the past 30 years and I am cognizant of the struggles that some children or youth experience in the regular school system. My experiences as a classroom teacher and school counselor have prompted a desire to work with students with learning, emotional and behavioral challenges in conjunction with their families.
As a psychologist I integrate a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Systemic Family therapy, Play therapy, and Person-Centered therapy.
I am a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and young adults with emotional, academic and behavioral difficulties. I have been an educator and school counselor for the past 30 years and I am cognizant of the struggles that some children or youth experience in the regular school system. My experiences as a classroom teacher and school counselor have prompted a desire to work with students with learning, emotional and behavioral challenges in conjunction with their families.
(587) 806-3702 View (587) 806-3702
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Tatiana Peet
Art Therapist, MPS, CCC, RCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I have First Nations family ties and cultural experience.
I have 14 years of experience in trauma-informed approaches, including somatic experiencing, focusing, art therapy, psychedelic-assisted therapies and addictions work. I create a warm and caring container for effective healing. I can support you to establish an internal sense of safety, manage stress, find inner balance, express your needs and wants, and move forward with clarity . I will be respectful, transparent, and offer you educational resources and homework as requested. You will acquire life-long tools to become your own best therapist.
I have First Nations family ties and cultural experience.
I have 14 years of experience in trauma-informed approaches, including somatic experiencing, focusing, art therapy, psychedelic-assisted therapies and addictions work. I create a warm and caring container for effective healing. I can support you to establish an internal sense of safety, manage stress, find inner balance, express your needs and wants, and move forward with clarity . I will be respectful, transparent, and offer you educational resources and homework as requested. You will acquire life-long tools to become your own best therapist.
(825) 251-9635 View (825) 251-9635
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Al Visram
Psychologist, Bsc , MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Psychologist offering individual, couples, and family counselling.
No matter where you come from or what experiences you’ve had, you are welcome at Fine Balance Wellness. I support clients from all walks of life. My focus includes grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and day-to-day life challenges. I believe in meeting my clients where they are and working together to find a path forward. Looking after your mental health is equally as important as your physical health. I am a passionate advocate for improving our collective understanding and appreciation of mental health and mental illness.
I am a Registered Psychologist offering individual, couples, and family counselling.
No matter where you come from or what experiences you’ve had, you are welcome at Fine Balance Wellness. I support clients from all walks of life. My focus includes grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and day-to-day life challenges. I believe in meeting my clients where they are and working together to find a path forward. Looking after your mental health is equally as important as your physical health. I am a passionate advocate for improving our collective understanding and appreciation of mental health and mental illness.
(825) 250-8903 View (825) 250-8903
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Alcia J. Reynolds-Mains
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA, Bsc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5Y  (Online Only)
I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-focused therapy and family therapy.
I work mainly with challenges faced by women and children related to immigration and reintegration in another country, addiction, mental health, marginalization and relationships. My number one goal is to meet people where they are at and walk along with them on their journey towards a more rewarding and fulfilling one, where they can resolve or gain a different perspective on their situation, and is and learn new skills to help them through life. Clients strengths are highlighted and they are motivated to develop autonomy and confidence in their ability to make important decisions that affect their wellbeing.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-focused therapy and family therapy.
I work mainly with challenges faced by women and children related to immigration and reintegration in another country, addiction, mental health, marginalization and relationships. My number one goal is to meet people where they are at and walk along with them on their journey towards a more rewarding and fulfilling one, where they can resolve or gain a different perspective on their situation, and is and learn new skills to help them through life. Clients strengths are highlighted and they are motivated to develop autonomy and confidence in their ability to make important decisions that affect their wellbeing.
(587) 815-4019 View (587) 815-4019
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Denae Dobko
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6W
I work from a humanistic and bio-psycho-social-spiritual orientation, and pull from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems, Solution-Focused, Narrative Therapy, Nature-based Therapy, and Art Therapy.
Whether you're discovering your Self, going through dark times, looking to improve your emotional coping, or whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I will hear your experience and walk alongside you and the pain towards brighter skies. I believe each person is already whole, and I encourage self-acceptance, compassion, and curiosity. I value self-actualization and living a good life, helping others, and living in harmony with nature. My therapeutic space is grounded in my values of love, respect, truth, joy, and health.
I work from a humanistic and bio-psycho-social-spiritual orientation, and pull from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems, Solution-Focused, Narrative Therapy, Nature-based Therapy, and Art Therapy.
Whether you're discovering your Self, going through dark times, looking to improve your emotional coping, or whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I will hear your experience and walk alongside you and the pain towards brighter skies. I believe each person is already whole, and I encourage self-acceptance, compassion, and curiosity. I value self-actualization and living a good life, helping others, and living in harmony with nature. My therapeutic space is grounded in my values of love, respect, truth, joy, and health.
(825) 305-5043 View (825) 305-5043
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Janelle Boisvert
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Accepting New Clients: If you struggle to feel deserving of love, kindness and respect; to set healthy boundaries for yourself; if you're often hurt in relationships with partners, family, friends and co-workers, I'm here to help. In counselling, I can help you heal your relationship with yourself, feel empowered to have healthier relationships with others, and help you change beliefs that are no longer serving you. You can learn to have love, kindness and respect for yourself. I enjoy working with clients from many different walks of life, including folks who are part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and older adults.
Accepting New Clients: If you struggle to feel deserving of love, kindness and respect; to set healthy boundaries for yourself; if you're often hurt in relationships with partners, family, friends and co-workers, I'm here to help. In counselling, I can help you heal your relationship with yourself, feel empowered to have healthier relationships with others, and help you change beliefs that are no longer serving you. You can learn to have love, kindness and respect for yourself. I enjoy working with clients from many different walks of life, including folks who are part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and older adults.
(587) 355-2014 View (587) 355-2014
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Alliance Counselling and Assessment
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5L
Our experience includes, but are not limited to anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, work/life stress/balance, self-esteem, homosexuality, addiction, school and learning challenges, life challenges, family trouble, and psycho-educational assessments.
We offer a variety of counselling services which are tailored to the unique needs of each individual client. All sessions are based on a foundation of respect and acceptance. Everyone in our clinic strives to offer a safe and supportive environment for all clients. We have registered psychologist, provisional psychologists, certified counsellors, and student interns.
Our experience includes, but are not limited to anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, work/life stress/balance, self-esteem, homosexuality, addiction, school and learning challenges, life challenges, family trouble, and psycho-educational assessments.
We offer a variety of counselling services which are tailored to the unique needs of each individual client. All sessions are based on a foundation of respect and acceptance. Everyone in our clinic strives to offer a safe and supportive environment for all clients. We have registered psychologist, provisional psychologists, certified counsellors, and student interns.
(587) 912-1183 View (587) 912-1183
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Gagan Shergill
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Therapy is an opportunity to find ways to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. It helps in overcoming difficult symptoms or stresses, cope effectively with problems or bring positives into your life when things are going well. I work with people struggling in their family relationships, or those in high distress from loss, grief & trauma, or people trying to cope with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, or emotional pain. In my work with individuals I have learned that working from a broad base of theories and techniques is best integrated in the therapeutic work.
Therapy is an opportunity to find ways to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. It helps in overcoming difficult symptoms or stresses, cope effectively with problems or bring positives into your life when things are going well. I work with people struggling in their family relationships, or those in high distress from loss, grief & trauma, or people trying to cope with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, or emotional pain. In my work with individuals I have learned that working from a broad base of theories and techniques is best integrated in the therapeutic work.
(587) 852-5630 View (587) 852-5630
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Pragya Sharma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
Waitlist for new clients
, working with the body), parts work (informed by internal family systems), and EMDR.
I work predominantly with folks who are racialized, 2SLGBTIQ, neurodivergent, and/or disabled. Often, those I work with have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder; experience identity-based trauma; struggle with relationships, emotional regulation, or impulsivity; want greater self-awareness or understanding; want to feel a sense of belonging, connection, and safety; or generally, want more joy in their lives.
, working with the body), parts work (informed by internal family systems), and EMDR.
I work predominantly with folks who are racialized, 2SLGBTIQ, neurodivergent, and/or disabled. Often, those I work with have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder; experience identity-based trauma; struggle with relationships, emotional regulation, or impulsivity; want greater self-awareness or understanding; want to feel a sense of belonging, connection, and safety; or generally, want more joy in their lives.
(825) 250-3749 View (825) 250-3749
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Christine Nelson-Voigt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
Having worked for over ten years in child & family psychiatry, I have extensive experience in mental health; I recognize the extreme emotional and psychological pain inherent in these very personal areas.
I believe we are all coping as best we can, and there are times in our lives when we can use extra support and guidance in seeking clarity and direction. My goal and wish for my clients is that out of pain and despair, comes peace, freedom, and ultimately joy. I feel truly honored to hear people's stories and my desire and motivation to work collaboratively and respectfully with people at their own pace is genuine. With my help as your therapist I will provide a safe healing environment and help you develop a healthier and more rewarding approach to life.
Having worked for over ten years in child & family psychiatry, I have extensive experience in mental health; I recognize the extreme emotional and psychological pain inherent in these very personal areas.
I believe we are all coping as best we can, and there are times in our lives when we can use extra support and guidance in seeking clarity and direction. My goal and wish for my clients is that out of pain and despair, comes peace, freedom, and ultimately joy. I feel truly honored to hear people's stories and my desire and motivation to work collaboratively and respectfully with people at their own pace is genuine. With my help as your therapist I will provide a safe healing environment and help you develop a healthier and more rewarding approach to life.
(855) 798-6703 View (855) 798-6703
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Susann Von Meijenfeldt
Registered Social Worker, RSW, CPCC, CHT
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
, Internal Family System (IFS), Attachment focused EMDR, Rhythm and Regulation/Polyvagal, Self Compassion, Contemplation (Tara Brach), Postive Neuroplasticity (Rick Hansen) integrating the body-mind-heart connection.
Do you long to connect with your authentic Self and heal parts of you that are feeling burdened, disconnected and alone? Would you like to safely explore your habitual ways of thinking and feeling, and soften the limiting beliefs that might prevent you from feeling fully alive? Have you endured traumatic experiences, developmental or inter-relational wounding, that is still stored in your body and is impacting your relationships, and your trust in life? If you are struggling with PTSD, anxiety or overwhelm, and feel a lot of stress in your body, somatic psychotherapy can invite healing and bring more ease and freedom.
, Internal Family System (IFS), Attachment focused EMDR, Rhythm and Regulation/Polyvagal, Self Compassion, Contemplation (Tara Brach), Postive Neuroplasticity (Rick Hansen) integrating the body-mind-heart connection.
Do you long to connect with your authentic Self and heal parts of you that are feeling burdened, disconnected and alone? Would you like to safely explore your habitual ways of thinking and feeling, and soften the limiting beliefs that might prevent you from feeling fully alive? Have you endured traumatic experiences, developmental or inter-relational wounding, that is still stored in your body and is impacting your relationships, and your trust in life? If you are struggling with PTSD, anxiety or overwhelm, and feel a lot of stress in your body, somatic psychotherapy can invite healing and bring more ease and freedom.
(866) 960-1630 View (866) 960-1630
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Marina Fanous
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
I also offer individual, couples, and family counselling.
As a therapist, one of my passions is working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, anger, relationship issues, and suicidal ideation. Many people feel that they are alone in their struggles. I believe my role as your therapist is to remind you that you are not alone, normalize how you feel, and provide helpful tools along the way. My approach is solution focused, goal-oriented, strength-based, and trauma-informed. However, my main focus is building a strong therapeutic relationship that will help you feel safe, heard, and understood.
I also offer individual, couples, and family counselling.
As a therapist, one of my passions is working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, anger, relationship issues, and suicidal ideation. Many people feel that they are alone in their struggles. I believe my role as your therapist is to remind you that you are not alone, normalize how you feel, and provide helpful tools along the way. My approach is solution focused, goal-oriented, strength-based, and trauma-informed. However, my main focus is building a strong therapeutic relationship that will help you feel safe, heard, and understood.
(780) 666-7486 View (780) 666-7486
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Claire Wilde
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5P
Sometimes we hit a place in our life journey where we realize we aren't where we want to be. In these moments, sitting down with someone to sort through where we actually want to be, and then working through the issues getting in the way of us reaching these goals can allow us to tranform our lives. Whether the issues are within your relationship, work, family, or things that happened in your past I would be honored to work with you to live your best life.
Sometimes we hit a place in our life journey where we realize we aren't where we want to be. In these moments, sitting down with someone to sort through where we actually want to be, and then working through the issues getting in the way of us reaching these goals can allow us to tranform our lives. Whether the issues are within your relationship, work, family, or things that happened in your past I would be honored to work with you to live your best life.
(587) 801-1766 View (587) 801-1766
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Wence Leung
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K
I am a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist with over 10 years of education and clinical experience in clinical, school, and community settings. I offer counselling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in both English and Cantonese. When I work with children, I firmly believe that family is one of the most important factors in their development. By supporting both you and your child, it will help address your child's needs. My areas of specialty include play therapy, parenting, anxiety, depression, bullying and parental separation.
I am a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist with over 10 years of education and clinical experience in clinical, school, and community settings. I offer counselling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in both English and Cantonese. When I work with children, I firmly believe that family is one of the most important factors in their development. By supporting both you and your child, it will help address your child's needs. My areas of specialty include play therapy, parenting, anxiety, depression, bullying and parental separation.
(587) 606-0388 View (587) 606-0388

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Family Therapy Counsellors

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.