Family Therapy in Vancouver, BC

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Photo of Luciana R. C. Daghum, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Luciana R. C. Daghum
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6K
Loss of health; adaptation to medical treatments and therapies; family conflict; separation and divorce; migration-related challenges (cultural and or geographical transitions - arriving and leaving); loss of employment; and career/educational transitions.
* Please e-mail prior to arrange an information phone call * I have maintained and deepened my passion for working with children and assisting families since I began counselling in 2000. I strive to facilitate the personal growth and healing in a non-directive way, in a manner that is empathetic, warm, and accepting. I see children as an essential component of a healthy family dynamic and strive to help them through their problems, anxieties, fears, and uncertainties by way of play, art, and sandplay therapy techniques.
Loss of health; adaptation to medical treatments and therapies; family conflict; separation and divorce; migration-related challenges (cultural and or geographical transitions - arriving and leaving); loss of employment; and career/educational transitions.
* Please e-mail prior to arrange an information phone call * I have maintained and deepened my passion for working with children and assisting families since I began counselling in 2000. I strive to facilitate the personal growth and healing in a non-directive way, in a manner that is empathetic, warm, and accepting. I see children as an essential component of a healthy family dynamic and strive to help them through their problems, anxieties, fears, and uncertainties by way of play, art, and sandplay therapy techniques.
(855) 936-8877 View (855) 936-8877
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Hilda Nanning Counselling
Counsellor, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6B
Hilda Nanning provides specialized therapy for individuals experiencing crisis, trauma, discord or conflict in regards to self or in relation to others. Some of the relationships Hilda's clients bring into the therapeutic sessions may involve intimate or family relations. Some of the problems she is skilled to work with include: relational discord, issues relating to separation/divorce, trauma, grief/loss, health, aging, employment/career, sexuality, identity, fleeing sociopathy/ violence and abuse, substance misuse, eating/not-eating , challenging transitions and emotional pain such as: worries and fears, depression, regret, shame, eroded confidence/self-esteem and anxiety, feeling stuck or isolated.
Hilda Nanning provides specialized therapy for individuals experiencing crisis, trauma, discord or conflict in regards to self or in relation to others. Some of the relationships Hilda's clients bring into the therapeutic sessions may involve intimate or family relations. Some of the problems she is skilled to work with include: relational discord, issues relating to separation/divorce, trauma, grief/loss, health, aging, employment/career, sexuality, identity, fleeing sociopathy/ violence and abuse, substance misuse, eating/not-eating , challenging transitions and emotional pain such as: worries and fears, depression, regret, shame, eroded confidence/self-esteem and anxiety, feeling stuck or isolated.
(866) 418-0979 View (866) 418-0979
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Amie Anderson & Associates Counselling Group
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5K
I tend to see many physicians, psychiatrists, residents and medical students through word of mouth referrals. I also provide clinical supervision to other counsellors. I specialize in treating trauma and adverse events but common challenges such as burnout, low mood, feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, fears of rejection, abandonment, and failure are also routine in my work. I also work with many teens, post-secondary students, indigenous youth and do couples and family work.
I tend to see many physicians, psychiatrists, residents and medical students through word of mouth referrals. I also provide clinical supervision to other counsellors. I specialize in treating trauma and adverse events but common challenges such as burnout, low mood, feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, fears of rejection, abandonment, and failure are also routine in my work. I also work with many teens, post-secondary students, indigenous youth and do couples and family work.
(431) 306-2349 View (431) 306-2349
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Sara Brown
Counsellor, MA, RTC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Y
Reaching out for the support of counsellor or therapist is a courageous step towards identifying and exploring new ways of engaging with life. I offer an integrative approach that provides a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to embark on this journey. My primary method is expressive arts therapy which utilizes the imagination and creative expression to increase self awareness, promote growth and facilitate healing. I also draw on other theories, including: Somatic Experiencing, internal family systems, and mindfulness based practices
Reaching out for the support of counsellor or therapist is a courageous step towards identifying and exploring new ways of engaging with life. I offer an integrative approach that provides a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to embark on this journey. My primary method is expressive arts therapy which utilizes the imagination and creative expression to increase self awareness, promote growth and facilitate healing. I also draw on other theories, including: Somatic Experiencing, internal family systems, and mindfulness based practices
(604) 227-9806 View (604) 227-9806
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Alla Nikonova
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, depression, emotional instability, family-, relationship- and work-related problems.
Would you be interested in finding out how your seemingly irrational thoughts, feelings and actions do make perfect sense taking into account your state of mind at a given point in time and under certain circumstances? That could ease your worries and give you proper comfort to practice mindfulness -- moment-to-moment awareness of your experiences without attachment to any particular point of view. You would reach then clarity of mind and lightness. I would help you develop awareness in the course of insight-oriented therapy. I could also provide action-oriented therapy by making suggestions and jointly designing strategies.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, depression, emotional instability, family-, relationship- and work-related problems.
Would you be interested in finding out how your seemingly irrational thoughts, feelings and actions do make perfect sense taking into account your state of mind at a given point in time and under certain circumstances? That could ease your worries and give you proper comfort to practice mindfulness -- moment-to-moment awareness of your experiences without attachment to any particular point of view. You would reach then clarity of mind and lightness. I would help you develop awareness in the course of insight-oriented therapy. I could also provide action-oriented therapy by making suggestions and jointly designing strategies.
(855) 782-5865 View (855) 782-5865
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Megan Davies
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5T  (Online Only)
My approach is tailored to the needs of each individual. I emphasize the importance of a strong, compassionate therapeutic relationship and work primarily from a trauma informed, client-centered model. I incorporate elements of emotion focused, narrative, dialectical behavioural, internal family systems, parts work, attachment, strengths/resiliency based, and somatic approaches. I primarily work from a process oriented place by working on issues brought up in the moment and spending time breaking down the beliefs, emotions, and behaviours that accompany each issue.
My approach is tailored to the needs of each individual. I emphasize the importance of a strong, compassionate therapeutic relationship and work primarily from a trauma informed, client-centered model. I incorporate elements of emotion focused, narrative, dialectical behavioural, internal family systems, parts work, attachment, strengths/resiliency based, and somatic approaches. I primarily work from a process oriented place by working on issues brought up in the moment and spending time breaking down the beliefs, emotions, and behaviours that accompany each issue.
(705) 990-0415 View (705) 990-0415
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Gillian Tuyp
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
At the core of Gillian's theoretical approach is connection, empathy, collaboration and empowerment. Her focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship ensures that every client feels safe and unconditionally supported as she guides them in developing greater self-awareness. Gillian has provided treatment to children, youth, and families of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in both acute and community mental health settings. A significant portion of her clinical experience has come from working in non-profit organizations such as the Mood Disorders Association of BC and Cameray Child and Family Services.
At the core of Gillian's theoretical approach is connection, empathy, collaboration and empowerment. Her focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship ensures that every client feels safe and unconditionally supported as she guides them in developing greater self-awareness. Gillian has provided treatment to children, youth, and families of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds in both acute and community mental health settings. A significant portion of her clinical experience has come from working in non-profit organizations such as the Mood Disorders Association of BC and Cameray Child and Family Services.
(587) 801-4841 View (587) 801-4841
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Heather Webster
Counsellor, MEd, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6T
Welcome! Within a non-judgemental and trauma informed framework I strive to provide a safe, welcoming and compassionate space for clients. Whether you are looking to explore and heal the impact of the past, manage the present or envision the future therapy may be the next step on your journey. I am an RCC with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from UBC. I work with adults, youth, children, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges including recent or past trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, struggles in personal or work relationships, parenting and family relationships, and co-parenting after separation.
Welcome! Within a non-judgemental and trauma informed framework I strive to provide a safe, welcoming and compassionate space for clients. Whether you are looking to explore and heal the impact of the past, manage the present or envision the future therapy may be the next step on your journey. I am an RCC with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from UBC. I work with adults, youth, children, couples and families experiencing a range of challenges including recent or past trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, struggles in personal or work relationships, parenting and family relationships, and co-parenting after separation.
(778) 718-8428 View (778) 718-8428
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Janet Norris
MEd, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6H
The most common issues that my clients have brought to counselling include: trying to manage their symptoms of stress, anxiety and/or depression, struggling with grief, loss or life transitions, dealing with relationship, family or cultural problems and conflicts, and looking for help with career exploration and clarifying life goals.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed by life transitions, losses, crises or relationship challenges? Finding that anxiety is becoming unmanageable in your life? Perhaps trying to find meaningful life goals and make changes?In my counselling work I am passionate about connecting and working with people using a "person- centred" approach, which involves listening and focusing on understanding and respecting the perspective and experience of my clients. I will use a collaborative approach to work with you to gain clarity, understanding and solutions that will support positive growth and change in your life.
The most common issues that my clients have brought to counselling include: trying to manage their symptoms of stress, anxiety and/or depression, struggling with grief, loss or life transitions, dealing with relationship, family or cultural problems and conflicts, and looking for help with career exploration and clarifying life goals.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed by life transitions, losses, crises or relationship challenges? Finding that anxiety is becoming unmanageable in your life? Perhaps trying to find meaningful life goals and make changes?In my counselling work I am passionate about connecting and working with people using a "person- centred" approach, which involves listening and focusing on understanding and respecting the perspective and experience of my clients. I will use a collaborative approach to work with you to gain clarity, understanding and solutions that will support positive growth and change in your life.
(604) 670-4319 View (604) 670-4319
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Vanessa Chow
Counsellor, MA, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5X  (Online Only)
I also enjoy working with people of colour, immigrants, and cultural gap within the family/caregiver system.
In the course of our lives, we inevitably encounter challenging periods and we do our best to navigate with the resources that we have. When the pain and distress become too difficult to cope, having a safe space and a trusted therapist to talk to can help. Allow me the privilege of relieving some of the burden, thereby fostering space necessary for personal growth and a hopeful future.
I also enjoy working with people of colour, immigrants, and cultural gap within the family/caregiver system.
In the course of our lives, we inevitably encounter challenging periods and we do our best to navigate with the resources that we have. When the pain and distress become too difficult to cope, having a safe space and a trusted therapist to talk to can help. Allow me the privilege of relieving some of the burden, thereby fostering space necessary for personal growth and a hopeful future.
(431) 304-6575 View (431) 304-6575
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FreeMind Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, RCC, RP
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6G
Our specialized approaches like Rapid Resolution Therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, are all tailored to the online setting.
Have you been to therapy and still feel stuck? We get it. You are looking to get results in healing your trauma, anxiety/panic, troubling relationship patterns, limiting beliefs or mental & emotional turmoil? If you're looking for something different than your average therapist, you have come to the right place! FreeMind Therapy is a virtual private practice specializing in both brain-based approaches, as well as the latest cutting edge psychotherapies. Check out our team of therapists below, and allow our unique blend of therapies get you feeling clear and free!
Our specialized approaches like Rapid Resolution Therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, are all tailored to the online setting.
Have you been to therapy and still feel stuck? We get it. You are looking to get results in healing your trauma, anxiety/panic, troubling relationship patterns, limiting beliefs or mental & emotional turmoil? If you're looking for something different than your average therapist, you have come to the right place! FreeMind Therapy is a virtual private practice specializing in both brain-based approaches, as well as the latest cutting edge psychotherapies. Check out our team of therapists below, and allow our unique blend of therapies get you feeling clear and free!
(343) 655-3360 View (343) 655-3360
Photo of Huda Sajjad, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Huda Sajjad
Counsellor, MA, MSc, RCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6Z
I offer my clients support and guidance to access and trust their inner wisdom, so that they can gain clarity on their struggles and refine their sense of purpose and direction. I also provide clients with the necessary tools to help them achieve their goals. As human beings we have a common desire to better connect with ourselves and others, and become more present and engaged with our lives. I believe that good counselling can help clients achieve insight, connection, and freedom from their personal struggles. I help clients work through struggles such as grief, depression, anxiety, relationship and family conflict.
I offer my clients support and guidance to access and trust their inner wisdom, so that they can gain clarity on their struggles and refine their sense of purpose and direction. I also provide clients with the necessary tools to help them achieve their goals. As human beings we have a common desire to better connect with ourselves and others, and become more present and engaged with our lives. I believe that good counselling can help clients achieve insight, connection, and freedom from their personal struggles. I help clients work through struggles such as grief, depression, anxiety, relationship and family conflict.
(819) 410-8562 View (819) 410-8562
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Sara Nahri
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6H
I am trained and well versed in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
We are not expected to heal from our physical wounds without professional care, psychological wounds are no different. Psychotherapy is a culture-based therapy effort that requires deep understanding between therapist and clients. As a result, commonality in language, components of social perception, political, and historical backgrounds enhance the outcome of psychotherapy.
I am trained and well versed in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
We are not expected to heal from our physical wounds without professional care, psychological wounds are no different. Psychotherapy is a culture-based therapy effort that requires deep understanding between therapist and clients. As a result, commonality in language, components of social perception, political, and historical backgrounds enhance the outcome of psychotherapy.
(450) 367-6972 View (450) 367-6972
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Jonathan Jung | Emdr | Lens Neurofeedback | Icbc Coverage
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, PCP-IV
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6C
In my approach, I employ cutting-edge tools such as EMDR, OEI and LENS neurofeedback in addition to traditional talk therapy approaches like CBT, Internal Family Systems and Somatic Experiencing.
Let's face it, finding the right counsellor fit can be intimidating. Having to share vulnerably with a stranger is not something that most people find comfortable and yet the benefits can be transformative when the environment is right. The approach I take as a counsellor is often described as a mix of casual and easy-going with a matching of investigative curiosity and problem-solving. The goal of my work is to help clients deepen their understanding of themselves, their situation, and their environment so that they can best make an informed decision on how to move forward and ultimately improve their quality of life and agency.
In my approach, I employ cutting-edge tools such as EMDR, OEI and LENS neurofeedback in addition to traditional talk therapy approaches like CBT, Internal Family Systems and Somatic Experiencing.
Let's face it, finding the right counsellor fit can be intimidating. Having to share vulnerably with a stranger is not something that most people find comfortable and yet the benefits can be transformative when the environment is right. The approach I take as a counsellor is often described as a mix of casual and easy-going with a matching of investigative curiosity and problem-solving. The goal of my work is to help clients deepen their understanding of themselves, their situation, and their environment so that they can best make an informed decision on how to move forward and ultimately improve their quality of life and agency.
(249) 488-1535 View (249) 488-1535
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Dr. Michael Dayan Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, RCC, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5Z  (Online Only)
I apply the following modalities, theories, & techniques (all of which I have taught at the graduate level): Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Bowenian Family Systems Theory, Positive Psychology, Narrative Psychology, Depth Psychology, and Existential Psychotherapy.
I focus my practice on major life transitions, mid-life crises, high-stakes decision making, communication dynamics, living with authentic purpose, and men’s issues.
I apply the following modalities, theories, & techniques (all of which I have taught at the graduate level): Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Bowenian Family Systems Theory, Positive Psychology, Narrative Psychology, Depth Psychology, and Existential Psychotherapy.
I focus my practice on major life transitions, mid-life crises, high-stakes decision making, communication dynamics, living with authentic purpose, and men’s issues.
(778) 761-4400 View (778) 761-4400
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Elena Latushki
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, PCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5Z
My service is directly connected to the unique needs and specific goals of my clients. I work with diverse people facing a wide range of challenges, including life and career transitions, life-changing events, anxiety, stress, and depression, childhood trauma and unhealthy behavioral patterns, lack of confidence or clarity, immigration and dealing with cultural shock, family conflicts and relationship challenges. With a Ph.D. in psychology, I incorporate my expertise to assist clients in overcoming trauma and stress, fostering emotional resilience, adapting to change, and cultivating authentical leadership.
My service is directly connected to the unique needs and specific goals of my clients. I work with diverse people facing a wide range of challenges, including life and career transitions, life-changing events, anxiety, stress, and depression, childhood trauma and unhealthy behavioral patterns, lack of confidence or clarity, immigration and dealing with cultural shock, family conflicts and relationship challenges. With a Ph.D. in psychology, I incorporate my expertise to assist clients in overcoming trauma and stress, fostering emotional resilience, adapting to change, and cultivating authentical leadership.
(867) 731-0182 View (867) 731-0182
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Wing Sum (Sharon) Kwok
Counsellor, MC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6J
Within the spectrum of health, family issues, generation conflicts, mental health, addiction, work place struggles, and spiritual growth.
You are not your circumstances. Lets talk.
Within the spectrum of health, family issues, generation conflicts, mental health, addiction, work place struggles, and spiritual growth.
You are not your circumstances. Lets talk.
(778) 860-7237 View (778) 860-7237
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Emergence Counselling & Wellness Inc.
Counsellor, RCC, CCC, RPsych
Verified
Vancouver, BC V6E  (Online Only)
We specialize in working with individuals and couples who are suffering from past and recent trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health and relational challenges. We use modalities such as EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Somatic Therapies, Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic integration and more. Putting these powerful healing modalities to work towards your well being is our passion. Tap into our expertise and emerge into your potential!
We specialize in working with individuals and couples who are suffering from past and recent trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health and relational challenges. We use modalities such as EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Somatic Therapies, Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic integration and more. Putting these powerful healing modalities to work towards your well being is our passion. Tap into our expertise and emerge into your potential!
(604) 305-2884 View (604) 305-2884
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SK Counselling
Counsellor, RCC, JD, MBA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V6C
Integrative approaches based on Rogerian Principles, Gottman Couples' Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, REBT, Feminism, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Art Therapy, and Behavioural Therapy.
My counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. I provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. By discussing your concerns with you, I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as identifying ways of finding your own solutions to problems. It can be a great relief to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you reach a positive solution.
Integrative approaches based on Rogerian Principles, Gottman Couples' Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, REBT, Feminism, Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Art Therapy, and Behavioural Therapy.
My counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. I provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. By discussing your concerns with you, I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as identifying ways of finding your own solutions to problems. It can be a great relief to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you reach a positive solution.
(604) 337-1392 View (604) 337-1392
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Megan Hughes
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Vancouver, BC V5V
Specialties: Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, addiction, depression, family issues, grief & loss, low self esteem, couples counselling, chronic illness, central sensitivity syndrome, chronic pain management, eating disorders, stress & coping.
At Stillwater Counselling, Megan Hughes provides the highest quality counselling and treatment for emotional and physical pain issues. She specializes in the use of EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, cognitive-behavioural techniques, body-centred therapy, relaxation, and visualization to manage and help chronic pain, chronic illness, post-traumatic stress, emotional distress, and anxiety and to change unhealthy patterns in life. She strives to help clients manage their emotional and physical pain, and their approach to healing.
Specialties: Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, addiction, depression, family issues, grief & loss, low self esteem, couples counselling, chronic illness, central sensitivity syndrome, chronic pain management, eating disorders, stress & coping.
At Stillwater Counselling, Megan Hughes provides the highest quality counselling and treatment for emotional and physical pain issues. She specializes in the use of EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, cognitive-behavioural techniques, body-centred therapy, relaxation, and visualization to manage and help chronic pain, chronic illness, post-traumatic stress, emotional distress, and anxiety and to change unhealthy patterns in life. She strives to help clients manage their emotional and physical pain, and their approach to healing.
(365) 657-5997 View (365) 657-5997

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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.