Family Therapy in Mississauga, ON

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Couples Therapist -Sherriden Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, CCC, MA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
I work with couples struggling with challenges such as the discovery of an affair, trauma, feeling alone, difficulties communicating, anger, ADHD, family dynamics, blended families, and intimacy challenges. Perhaps arguments are more frequent and you find yourselves getting caught in the same pattern but nothing seems to help. Often it can seem hopeless, yet with the right help it is possible to recover from relational injuries and regain the love and trust you once shared. I also bring with me a wealth of knowledge as a former midwife to help you through challenges often faced during pregnancy, postpartum and early parenthood.
I work with couples struggling with challenges such as the discovery of an affair, trauma, feeling alone, difficulties communicating, anger, ADHD, family dynamics, blended families, and intimacy challenges. Perhaps arguments are more frequent and you find yourselves getting caught in the same pattern but nothing seems to help. Often it can seem hopeless, yet with the right help it is possible to recover from relational injuries and regain the love and trust you once shared. I also bring with me a wealth of knowledge as a former midwife to help you through challenges often faced during pregnancy, postpartum and early parenthood.
(289) 276-7423 View (289) 276-7423
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Sumeet Saini
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP, High IQ, High T
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
You’re the Black Sheep of the family, who doesn’t fit in anywhere and struggles with loneliness: The Outsider. You are talented and intelligent with ambitious business and/or creative dreams; but due to procrastination fueled by self-sabotage and addictions (e.g., cannabis, pornography, video games), you continually fail to achieve goals. You negatively compare yourself to others, can't forgive yourself for mistakes, feel like a failure, and wish you had the confidence to fulfill your true potential because you are meant for more than the mediocrity that most people settle for. Welcome, it's time to awaken the warrior within!
You’re the Black Sheep of the family, who doesn’t fit in anywhere and struggles with loneliness: The Outsider. You are talented and intelligent with ambitious business and/or creative dreams; but due to procrastination fueled by self-sabotage and addictions (e.g., cannabis, pornography, video games), you continually fail to achieve goals. You negatively compare yourself to others, can't forgive yourself for mistakes, feel like a failure, and wish you had the confidence to fulfill your true potential because you are meant for more than the mediocrity that most people settle for. Welcome, it's time to awaken the warrior within!
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Anne Moody
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, RP(Q), BEd, MEd, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
I strive to walk alongside individuals as they share their struggles, challenges or barriers. My collaborative, integrative approach might be a good fit for you if you are struggling with: stress or anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, confidence, family issues, work or school, developing healthy habits, a disability or are impacted by our ever changing world. I will work with you to support you on your journey for positive change, and help you to create goals.
I strive to walk alongside individuals as they share their struggles, challenges or barriers. My collaborative, integrative approach might be a good fit for you if you are struggling with: stress or anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, confidence, family issues, work or school, developing healthy habits, a disability or are impacted by our ever changing world. I will work with you to support you on your journey for positive change, and help you to create goals.
(365) 800-0572 View (365) 800-0572
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Joan Manning
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
I have worked with a variety of individuals experiencing a number of different challenges, ranging from depression to anxiety, to family concerns, to couple and relationship issues, to workplace challenges as well as other concerns.
There are times in one's life when you may need the support of a highly qualified compassionate professional to support you in your journey toward health and healing; as such, it may be helpful and needful to address concerns relating to mental health, relationships, parent-child concerns, workplace issues and a number of other concerns.
I have worked with a variety of individuals experiencing a number of different challenges, ranging from depression to anxiety, to family concerns, to couple and relationship issues, to workplace challenges as well as other concerns.
There are times in one's life when you may need the support of a highly qualified compassionate professional to support you in your journey toward health and healing; as such, it may be helpful and needful to address concerns relating to mental health, relationships, parent-child concerns, workplace issues and a number of other concerns.
(647) 699-5098 View (647) 699-5098
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Cecy Ancy Daniel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
With a double Masters in Social Work (India & Toronto) & over 22+ years of individual, couple & family work, I help Clients holistically to overcome challenges like trauma in intimate/inter-personal relations, mental health (depression, anxiety) & parenting.
I work hard with my Clients to strengthen their sense of agency/choices, widen their capacity to self-reflect, evaluate, regulate any difficult thoughts/emotions/actions & psycho-educate on topics relevant to them. I empower Clients to validate their inner strengths, embrace/work through their weaknesses, build their external supports & self-advocacy skills to voice their needs. I also collaborate with the various sub-systems both at the micro (family, doctors) & macro levels (schools, hospitals, lawyers) with the intention to support Client reach their goal of improving their life. Fluent in-English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam
With a double Masters in Social Work (India & Toronto) & over 22+ years of individual, couple & family work, I help Clients holistically to overcome challenges like trauma in intimate/inter-personal relations, mental health (depression, anxiety) & parenting.
I work hard with my Clients to strengthen their sense of agency/choices, widen their capacity to self-reflect, evaluate, regulate any difficult thoughts/emotions/actions & psycho-educate on topics relevant to them. I empower Clients to validate their inner strengths, embrace/work through their weaknesses, build their external supports & self-advocacy skills to voice their needs. I also collaborate with the various sub-systems both at the micro (family, doctors) & macro levels (schools, hospitals, lawyers) with the intention to support Client reach their goal of improving their life. Fluent in-English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam
(289) 204-1940 View (289) 204-1940
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Nida Yousuf
Psychologist, MSEd, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Nida is a psychologist in Ontario providing psychological services to adults. Nida received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was blessed to gain influence from Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Nida has been working front-line in the clinical field for 12 years with the last 8 years of extensive experience working with adult and adolescent clients helping them deal with anxiety, complex trauma, addiction, depression, and postpartum depression, family/relationship issues and more. Nida offers services in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
Nida is a psychologist in Ontario providing psychological services to adults. Nida received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was blessed to gain influence from Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Nida has been working front-line in the clinical field for 12 years with the last 8 years of extensive experience working with adult and adolescent clients helping them deal with anxiety, complex trauma, addiction, depression, and postpartum depression, family/relationship issues and more. Nida offers services in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
(289) 207-5022 View (289) 207-5022
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Éva Norris
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5C  (Online Only)
Whether you are experiencing relational issues, family tension, a life transition, stress and anxiety, unresolved trauma, low self-esteem, loneliness, depression, or just need someone to talk to, it would be an honour and joy to walk with you as your therapist in your healing journey.
Hi, I’m Éva. My approach to therapy is relational, systemic, and strength-based. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and am informed by Family Systems Theory. I hold an empathic and non-judgmental stance. I work collaboratively and relationally, recognizing that you are the expert of your unique story. I believe our relationships with ourselves, partners, family, and friends can often be the source of our greatest joys and deepest pains and frustrations – I’ve been there. Through my own growth journey, I've learned that our families, environments, and societal contexts have a real impact on us.
Whether you are experiencing relational issues, family tension, a life transition, stress and anxiety, unresolved trauma, low self-esteem, loneliness, depression, or just need someone to talk to, it would be an honour and joy to walk with you as your therapist in your healing journey.
Hi, I’m Éva. My approach to therapy is relational, systemic, and strength-based. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and am informed by Family Systems Theory. I hold an empathic and non-judgmental stance. I work collaboratively and relationally, recognizing that you are the expert of your unique story. I believe our relationships with ourselves, partners, family, and friends can often be the source of our greatest joys and deepest pains and frustrations – I’ve been there. Through my own growth journey, I've learned that our families, environments, and societal contexts have a real impact on us.
(289) 210-4785 View (289) 210-4785
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Moksha Psychotherapy, Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, AA, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Areas we specialize in: anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, crisis, mental health, family & relationship issues, premarital & marital, divorce & separation, children, tweens, teens & parenting, sense of self & identity work, interpersonal communication, building coping skills/transitioning after major life events & working with all types of families.
Are there areas in your life that you'd like to strengthen? Do you feel 'stuck' or in a pattern that keeps you from enjoying & participating in your life fully? Are you also dealing with a chronic illness such as anxiety & depression that are impacting other areas? Would you like a safe & confidential space & time reserved just for you and/or a loved one to process past & current life events, build new coping skills and outcomes with a better quality of life? If so, let's arrange a session after your initial consultation so that I can help YOU help yourself again! We have a growing team of Psychotherapists.
Areas we specialize in: anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, crisis, mental health, family & relationship issues, premarital & marital, divorce & separation, children, tweens, teens & parenting, sense of self & identity work, interpersonal communication, building coping skills/transitioning after major life events & working with all types of families.
Are there areas in your life that you'd like to strengthen? Do you feel 'stuck' or in a pattern that keeps you from enjoying & participating in your life fully? Are you also dealing with a chronic illness such as anxiety & depression that are impacting other areas? Would you like a safe & confidential space & time reserved just for you and/or a loved one to process past & current life events, build new coping skills and outcomes with a better quality of life? If so, let's arrange a session after your initial consultation so that I can help YOU help yourself again! We have a growing team of Psychotherapists.
(289) 278-9736 View (289) 278-9736
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Jon Lewis
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
For more information on how I do individual, couple, and family therapy, feel free to view my webpage.
**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IN PERSON AND REMOTELY** I pride myself in offering clients an approach that is dedicated to understanding their goals through a collaborative counselling experience. I create a safe and calm space to facilitate a strong therapeutic connection with clients. With gentle curiosity and openness, I invite clients to tell me about their world and experience, so I can learn from them. I believe that healing is possible for everyone and it is my joy to help a client unlock their full potential for happiness and health. It’s not about merely helping clients to survive the day to day but helping clients to thrive!
For more information on how I do individual, couple, and family therapy, feel free to view my webpage.
**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IN PERSON AND REMOTELY** I pride myself in offering clients an approach that is dedicated to understanding their goals through a collaborative counselling experience. I create a safe and calm space to facilitate a strong therapeutic connection with clients. With gentle curiosity and openness, I invite clients to tell me about their world and experience, so I can learn from them. I believe that healing is possible for everyone and it is my joy to help a client unlock their full potential for happiness and health. It’s not about merely helping clients to survive the day to day but helping clients to thrive!
(289) 216-6573 View (289) 216-6573
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Aliah Moahkan
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, body image issues, lack of motivation, feeling stuck or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, body image issues, lack of motivation, feeling stuck or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
(289) 276-6056 View (289) 276-6056
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Sarah Ann Tomaszewski
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
Embarking on the journey of therapy is a courageous step, and I am honored that you are considering me as your partner in this transformative process. My commitment to fostering a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my practice. I offer both individual and couple therapy for adolescents and adults treating a variety of issues and mental health problems including but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD, PTSD, BPD, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Substance Abuse, Self-esteem, Suicidal Ideation, and Relationship/Family Conflicts. I am a practicum student completing my supervised internship with H2R
Embarking on the journey of therapy is a courageous step, and I am honored that you are considering me as your partner in this transformative process. My commitment to fostering a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my practice. I offer both individual and couple therapy for adolescents and adults treating a variety of issues and mental health problems including but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD, PTSD, BPD, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Substance Abuse, Self-esteem, Suicidal Ideation, and Relationship/Family Conflicts. I am a practicum student completing my supervised internship with H2R
(289) 804-8259 View (289) 804-8259
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Ruzica (Rosie) Vujcic
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
I provide individual and family therapy sessions using a holistic, client-based approach.
In today’s society, we are experiencing many challenges which can often be overwhelming and stressful. I offer support for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I am a registered Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in the field working with adolescents, adults and elders.
I provide individual and family therapy sessions using a holistic, client-based approach.
In today’s society, we are experiencing many challenges which can often be overwhelming and stressful. I offer support for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I am a registered Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in the field working with adolescents, adults and elders.
(647) 496-1081 View (647) 496-1081
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Rocheny Alexandre, MSW,RSW Social Worker, Psychoth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
(289) 272-7331 View (289) 272-7331
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Alice Wiafe
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, Psy, D(c)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
I've been offering psychotherapy for the last 15 years -primarily working with men and women struggling with anger, communication, conflict and those wanting to build better a relationship with themselves and others. Therapy is an important step towards reaching that milestone of self love and wholeness. Therapy with me will explore examining your wants and needs and establishing a course to get you there in a timely fashion. I work with men and women individually and I also do couple and family work. If you're looking for a deep therapist who can challenge you to become the best version of yourself, I'm your gal!
I've been offering psychotherapy for the last 15 years -primarily working with men and women struggling with anger, communication, conflict and those wanting to build better a relationship with themselves and others. Therapy is an important step towards reaching that milestone of self love and wholeness. Therapy with me will explore examining your wants and needs and establishing a course to get you there in a timely fashion. I work with men and women individually and I also do couple and family work. If you're looking for a deep therapist who can challenge you to become the best version of yourself, I'm your gal!
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Agalya Gonsalves - Couples Individual And Family Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5V  (Online Only)
If you feel like you were once a happy couple, but now don’t want to be alone with each other. You can’t solve a disagreement respectfully. You’re always arguing. Maybe you’re overwhelmed trying to balance a relationship, parenting, family and in-laws. ⁣⁣
If you feel like you were once a happy couple, but now don’t want to be alone with each other. You can’t solve a disagreement respectfully. You’re always arguing. Maybe you’re overwhelmed trying to balance a relationship, parenting, family and in-laws. ⁣⁣
(289) 204-0477 View (289) 204-0477
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Esra Magsoud
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5V
I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children, youth & adults. Deciding to seek therapy is an important step forward & I look forward to supporting you on your journey of personal growth. Whether you desire to make strides in your emotional, personal, social, or mental health, I will facilitate positive changes to improve your quality of life. I believe that safely & openly exploring your emotions in a positive & helpful environment is crucial. We will collaboratively create treatment plans & goals together, according to your unique needs, preferences & values. I apply an intersectional lens to promote cultural safety.
I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children, youth & adults. Deciding to seek therapy is an important step forward & I look forward to supporting you on your journey of personal growth. Whether you desire to make strides in your emotional, personal, social, or mental health, I will facilitate positive changes to improve your quality of life. I believe that safely & openly exploring your emotions in a positive & helpful environment is crucial. We will collaboratively create treatment plans & goals together, according to your unique needs, preferences & values. I apply an intersectional lens to promote cultural safety.
(289) 272-9509 View (289) 272-9509
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Samir Girguis
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
I have passion for counselling and can offer a professional approach to stress management, depression, anxiety, family&couple relationship issues using modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotionally focus therapy (EFT) and other therapeutic approaches to help you live a happier, more meaningful and goal oriented life.
We all want to be happy, enjoy life, feel good, and have successful career and healthy relationships. Unfortunately, we sometimes experience trauma or severe life stressors. When this happens; it is not uncommon for our lives to unravel; happiness and enjoyment are then replaced by sadness, emotional pain, frustration and loneliness. We feel hurt and want relief.
I have passion for counselling and can offer a professional approach to stress management, depression, anxiety, family&couple relationship issues using modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotionally focus therapy (EFT) and other therapeutic approaches to help you live a happier, more meaningful and goal oriented life.
We all want to be happy, enjoy life, feel good, and have successful career and healthy relationships. Unfortunately, we sometimes experience trauma or severe life stressors. When this happens; it is not uncommon for our lives to unravel; happiness and enjoyment are then replaced by sadness, emotional pain, frustration and loneliness. We feel hurt and want relief.
(289) 768-7803 View (289) 768-7803
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Rabia Ikram
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Y  (Online Only)
I am culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and client-centered Clinician. De-stigmatizing and normalizing support for mental health is important to me. We all share the need to feel ‘understood’ and ‘validated’ by our family, circle of care. Our voices in not being heard, silenced can often lead us to feel resentful, sad, lonely, frustrated, and even angry. This void makes us act distant, judge ourselves, and suffer emotionally. Also, cause us to have conflict in our relationship with ourselves, others, and society. They say; “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we are here.”
I am culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and client-centered Clinician. De-stigmatizing and normalizing support for mental health is important to me. We all share the need to feel ‘understood’ and ‘validated’ by our family, circle of care. Our voices in not being heard, silenced can often lead us to feel resentful, sad, lonely, frustrated, and even angry. This void makes us act distant, judge ourselves, and suffer emotionally. Also, cause us to have conflict in our relationship with ourselves, others, and society. They say; “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we are here.”
(289) 207-7662 View (289) 207-7662
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Sapna Singh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
(289) 312-1856 View (289) 312-1856
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Sara Farag
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M  (Online Only)
I am a Psychotherapist trained in Marriage and Family Therapy who is very passionate about helping couples and families reach their goals. I have worked with many different clients for the past 5 years. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, my hope is to help you strengthen relationships, make meaningful connections, feel better about navigating difficult situations, and help you make important decisions. My areas of focus are pre-marital work, relationship conflict, family conflict, and parenting.
I am a Psychotherapist trained in Marriage and Family Therapy who is very passionate about helping couples and families reach their goals. I have worked with many different clients for the past 5 years. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, my hope is to help you strengthen relationships, make meaningful connections, feel better about navigating difficult situations, and help you make important decisions. My areas of focus are pre-marital work, relationship conflict, family conflict, and parenting.
(825) 254-5804 View (825) 254-5804

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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.