Family Therapy in Phoenix, AZ

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Maeve McCaffrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85042  (Online Only)
My passion is to help clients help themselves. I assist individuals (young adults & working professionals) who need help with managing their life changes, anxiety, depression, coping skills, creating boundaries, family dynamics and more. Life is not meant to be walked through alone. Together we will create healthy, achievable goals that allow you to grow towards being the best version of yourself. Whatever your goals might be, we can come up with steps to achieve them. This might look like learning anxiety reduction techniques, setting boundaries with family members, or even helping you get to a "new normal" after a big life event.
My passion is to help clients help themselves. I assist individuals (young adults & working professionals) who need help with managing their life changes, anxiety, depression, coping skills, creating boundaries, family dynamics and more. Life is not meant to be walked through alone. Together we will create healthy, achievable goals that allow you to grow towards being the best version of yourself. Whatever your goals might be, we can come up with steps to achieve them. This might look like learning anxiety reduction techniques, setting boundaries with family members, or even helping you get to a "new normal" after a big life event.
(602) 845-9375 View (602) 845-9375
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Rebecca Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85033
I wanted to get into the mental health field from a young age, as I was always surrounded by friends and family who struggled with mental health.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
I wanted to get into the mental health field from a young age, as I was always surrounded by friends and family who struggled with mental health.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
(623) 400-2503 View (623) 400-2503
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Amanda Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Maybe you're feeling less than confident in knowing how to best support your child with school issues, anxiety, anger issues, adoption, family conflict, working through trauma or other concerns. Lets work together! As a therapist, I value providing a non-judgmental, empathetic and collaborative relationship with my clients, as well as supporting you as the parent in finding your own strength and confidence in your parenting. You don’t have to go it alone! My goal is to help you see that you already have the tools needed to help create calm, peace and happiness for yourself and your family.
Maybe you're feeling less than confident in knowing how to best support your child with school issues, anxiety, anger issues, adoption, family conflict, working through trauma or other concerns. Lets work together! As a therapist, I value providing a non-judgmental, empathetic and collaborative relationship with my clients, as well as supporting you as the parent in finding your own strength and confidence in your parenting. You don’t have to go it alone! My goal is to help you see that you already have the tools needed to help create calm, peace and happiness for yourself and your family.
(623) 624-9159 View (623) 624-9159
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Deanna Moor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Welcome! I am excited to join you on your path to healing and personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. In my practice, I often work with children experiencing anxiety or difficulty managing big feelings, teens struggling with understanding themselves and getting ready for adulthood, and adults that feel caught in repetitive life or relational patterns, those facing major life changes like divorce or loss, or those who may wish to heal from troubling past experiences that still may be affecting them. If you see yourself in any of these scenarios, I am here to offer support and guidance!
Welcome! I am excited to join you on your path to healing and personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. In my practice, I often work with children experiencing anxiety or difficulty managing big feelings, teens struggling with understanding themselves and getting ready for adulthood, and adults that feel caught in repetitive life or relational patterns, those facing major life changes like divorce or loss, or those who may wish to heal from troubling past experiences that still may be affecting them. If you see yourself in any of these scenarios, I am here to offer support and guidance!
(602) 497-0579 View (602) 497-0579
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Born Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
We provide EMDR intensives, couples retreats, and family retreats designed to increase connection, build empathy and balance, and create goals to support individuals and families.
Welcome to Born Counseling. Seeking counseling is a big, bold move. Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey to a better life. Here, we celebrate boldness because we know that your past- no matter what it holds- does not have to define your future. You can be yourself, share the hard things, and we will be right there with you, helping to shine a light in your darkest places so you can heal.
We provide EMDR intensives, couples retreats, and family retreats designed to increase connection, build empathy and balance, and create goals to support individuals and families.
Welcome to Born Counseling. Seeking counseling is a big, bold move. Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey to a better life. Here, we celebrate boldness because we know that your past- no matter what it holds- does not have to define your future. You can be yourself, share the hard things, and we will be right there with you, helping to shine a light in your darkest places so you can heal.
(480) 771-3083 View (480) 771-3083
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New Perspectives LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
Core elements of my approach focus on self-discovery, autonomy, disability identity and acceptance for the individual and their family.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. Throughout my career I have also focused on helping individuals with a variety of different physical and emotional disabilities or anyone adjusting to major life changes. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and helping individuals embrace who they are. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, and existential counseling.
Core elements of my approach focus on self-discovery, autonomy, disability identity and acceptance for the individual and their family.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. Throughout my career I have also focused on helping individuals with a variety of different physical and emotional disabilities or anyone adjusting to major life changes. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and helping individuals embrace who they are. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, and existential counseling.
(928) 260-2521 View (928) 260-2521
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Natalie Davis
LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
She believes in developing a strong therapeutic alliance with clients, other care providers, and family members.
Natalie Davis, LCSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her graduate degree in the field of social services at Arizona State University Phoenix. Natalie’s passion includes leading teams that provide patient-centered care and supporting individual clinicians as they pursue their career goals, including the pursuit of independent licensure. Natalie has developed clinical based treatment programs to meet the needs of those impacted by trauma, life transitions, anxiety, and depression as well as populations with co-occurring mental health concerns such as depression and substance abuse.
She believes in developing a strong therapeutic alliance with clients, other care providers, and family members.
Natalie Davis, LCSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her graduate degree in the field of social services at Arizona State University Phoenix. Natalie’s passion includes leading teams that provide patient-centered care and supporting individual clinicians as they pursue their career goals, including the pursuit of independent licensure. Natalie has developed clinical based treatment programs to meet the needs of those impacted by trauma, life transitions, anxiety, and depression as well as populations with co-occurring mental health concerns such as depression and substance abuse.
(520) 666-6674 View (520) 666-6674
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Krystal M Banner
Counselor, MEd, MSEd, LAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in Arizona, who has worked with individuals ranging from children and teens to adults, offering tailored therapeutic support for a wide range of concerns. I am experienced in trauma therapy, individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. I like to create a safe and supportive space for individuals to process and heal from traumatic experiences or any life transitions.
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in Arizona, who has worked with individuals ranging from children and teens to adults, offering tailored therapeutic support for a wide range of concerns. I am experienced in trauma therapy, individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. I like to create a safe and supportive space for individuals to process and heal from traumatic experiences or any life transitions.
(623) 294-4052 View (623) 294-4052
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Rebecca R Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page! There's not a better time to start therapy than at the beginning of the year. Finding the right therapist is essential in being able to show up as you are and in the process of change. I see my role as guide, collaborator, supporter, and educator. You lead the process and I will individually tailor our sessions to meet your unique needs and goals. I specialize in working with women and older teens on trauma, attachment, family/relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, as well as life transitions . I believe in our capacity to heal, grow, and thrive through really tough challenges.
Welcome to my page! There's not a better time to start therapy than at the beginning of the year. Finding the right therapist is essential in being able to show up as you are and in the process of change. I see my role as guide, collaborator, supporter, and educator. You lead the process and I will individually tailor our sessions to meet your unique needs and goals. I specialize in working with women and older teens on trauma, attachment, family/relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, as well as life transitions . I believe in our capacity to heal, grow, and thrive through really tough challenges.
(602) 345-0480 View (602) 345-0480
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Istvan Dioszegi
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Combining my background with training in Marriage and Family Therapy I work to help individuals and families overcome blocks that prevent them from operating as their true self.
Painful experiences often lead us to put up defenses to prevent from falling into overwhelming emotions. These defenses might be perfectionism, escapism, anger towards those close to us, or entering into unhealthy relationships. However doing so disconnects us from ourselves and from the people around us often resulting in experiences of loneliness, shame, anxiety, and depression.
Combining my background with training in Marriage and Family Therapy I work to help individuals and families overcome blocks that prevent them from operating as their true self.
Painful experiences often lead us to put up defenses to prevent from falling into overwhelming emotions. These defenses might be perfectionism, escapism, anger towards those close to us, or entering into unhealthy relationships. However doing so disconnects us from ourselves and from the people around us often resulting in experiences of loneliness, shame, anxiety, and depression.
(602) 962-2392 View (602) 962-2392
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Caitlin Gizler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Hi, I'm Caitlin! As your therapist, I'm here to help you find the answers to your deepest questions; like finding the hidden key inside of you that lets the light into those locked away places that can cause anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, relationship issues, & low self-value. Oftentimes our emotional stress funnels into our behaviors & interactions, especially with family, and my role is to help discover this process and offer ideas on how to adjust, challenge, or practice new patterns that may help. These issues can affect even the youngest of our family members, and I'm here to help folx, from 5 years old and up!
Hi, I'm Caitlin! As your therapist, I'm here to help you find the answers to your deepest questions; like finding the hidden key inside of you that lets the light into those locked away places that can cause anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, relationship issues, & low self-value. Oftentimes our emotional stress funnels into our behaviors & interactions, especially with family, and my role is to help discover this process and offer ideas on how to adjust, challenge, or practice new patterns that may help. These issues can affect even the youngest of our family members, and I'm here to help folx, from 5 years old and up!
(623) 257-8780 View (623) 257-8780
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Christine Blackman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating adults who have experienced childhood trauma and individuals affected by trauma, family and relational issues, anxiety, depression, grief, insecure relationship patterns, work stress, and living a more balanced and fulfilling life. I'm a holistic and integrative therapist trained in EMDR, interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic therapy. My ideal client seeks therapy to assist in increasing their awareness and insight regarding the origins of their thought, emotional, and behavioral patterns to determine if they are getting them what they want and need.
I specialize in treating adults who have experienced childhood trauma and individuals affected by trauma, family and relational issues, anxiety, depression, grief, insecure relationship patterns, work stress, and living a more balanced and fulfilling life. I'm a holistic and integrative therapist trained in EMDR, interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic therapy. My ideal client seeks therapy to assist in increasing their awareness and insight regarding the origins of their thought, emotional, and behavioral patterns to determine if they are getting them what they want and need.
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Nicole Frost (North Phoenix)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Often trauma survivor's, my clients are seeking solutions to family chaos and dysfunction.
Therapy takes courage. Every time a client walks in my door whether it's for an initial consultation or after a year of weekly sessions, I have great respect for them. My goal is to meet you where you are and help you move in the direction you want to go, providing support and insight along the way. If you are searching for a solution and have the tiniest motivation to change, I commit to helping you increase the quality of your life. By identifying current life stressors and dysfunction, we will explore the impact on your relationship with self and others.
Often trauma survivor's, my clients are seeking solutions to family chaos and dysfunction.
Therapy takes courage. Every time a client walks in my door whether it's for an initial consultation or after a year of weekly sessions, I have great respect for them. My goal is to meet you where you are and help you move in the direction you want to go, providing support and insight along the way. If you are searching for a solution and have the tiniest motivation to change, I commit to helping you increase the quality of your life. By identifying current life stressors and dysfunction, we will explore the impact on your relationship with self and others.
(520) 842-0474 View (520) 842-0474
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Sabino Springs Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Feeling like we are never enough, being taken for granted, exhausted, overwhelmed, and anxious are common emotions in our fast-paced world. We can become wired to focus on our deficits vs our strengths. In our work together, I'll support you in setting boundaries and in maintaining self-respect. We'll identify and challenge unhelpful beliefs that feed into these negative thoughts and emotions. We'll look at where beliefs stem from such as trauma, family of origin, adverse life experiences, and social/cultural pressure. Understanding HOW we learned, can empower us to get "unstuck" and to learn more helpful ways to navigate life.
Feeling like we are never enough, being taken for granted, exhausted, overwhelmed, and anxious are common emotions in our fast-paced world. We can become wired to focus on our deficits vs our strengths. In our work together, I'll support you in setting boundaries and in maintaining self-respect. We'll identify and challenge unhelpful beliefs that feed into these negative thoughts and emotions. We'll look at where beliefs stem from such as trauma, family of origin, adverse life experiences, and social/cultural pressure. Understanding HOW we learned, can empower us to get "unstuck" and to learn more helpful ways to navigate life.
(928) 564-6284 View (928) 564-6284
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Sara Toenies
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CISTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who uses an integrative approach with my clients.
Accepting BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. I’m glad you landed here and took the hardest step to feeling better and getting the support you need. Do you want to understand why you may be feeling stuck? I will help you navigate your life and get you back to a more balanced place of joy, purpose, and fulfillment. Some of the areas I focus on are managing anxiety, depression, relationship betrayal, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, or struggling to manage day to day life. I’m looking forward to working with you!
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who uses an integrative approach with my clients.
Accepting BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. I’m glad you landed here and took the hardest step to feeling better and getting the support you need. Do you want to understand why you may be feeling stuck? I will help you navigate your life and get you back to a more balanced place of joy, purpose, and fulfillment. Some of the areas I focus on are managing anxiety, depression, relationship betrayal, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, or struggling to manage day to day life. I’m looking forward to working with you!
(602) 854-8522 View (602) 854-8522
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Aynne Henry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
My practice is unique. I treat two groups of clients: One is very high functioning - the highly successful professional who wants to improve personal strengths, interpersonal interactions, relationships, and intimacy. The second set are those who have been struggling with a diagnosable mental or physical illness that has not been effectively managed. Both may need various clinical treatments which include therapies such as Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (Couples & Family), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) or trauma oriented skills such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Feeling-State Addiction Therapy, Relaxation & Mindfulness.
My practice is unique. I treat two groups of clients: One is very high functioning - the highly successful professional who wants to improve personal strengths, interpersonal interactions, relationships, and intimacy. The second set are those who have been struggling with a diagnosable mental or physical illness that has not been effectively managed. Both may need various clinical treatments which include therapies such as Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (Couples & Family), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) or trauma oriented skills such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Feeling-State Addiction Therapy, Relaxation & Mindfulness.
(602) 957-2336 View (602) 957-2336
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James Edwards
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85051
The family system we are born into provides us with many strengths and unknown limitations.
Human language is so powerful that one word can change a life, or destroy the lives of millions" This is a quote from the "Four Agreements". Language can be used to create a collaborative and engaging therapeutic experience that facilitates the development of lasting personal change. I will support you through thoughtful reflection, mindful consultation and experiential life change strategies, to identify and alleviate unresolved trauma, creating a more compassionate and empowered, lived experience.
The family system we are born into provides us with many strengths and unknown limitations.
Human language is so powerful that one word can change a life, or destroy the lives of millions" This is a quote from the "Four Agreements". Language can be used to create a collaborative and engaging therapeutic experience that facilitates the development of lasting personal change. I will support you through thoughtful reflection, mindful consultation and experiential life change strategies, to identify and alleviate unresolved trauma, creating a more compassionate and empowered, lived experience.
(623) 323-9423 View (623) 323-9423
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Tres Adames
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, BCPC, CPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Are you struggling with feelings of shame? Does it feel like who you are is at odds with your family, upbringing, values, and/or those around you? I specialize in helping adults and teens struggling with various emotional, relational, spiritual, and sexual issues. I am comfortable discussing difficult topics and complex situations including grief, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and relationships. I also specialize in working with those who are LGBTQ. In addition to this, I work with those who are deconstructing their faith, those dealing with shame around sex, and those who have experienced church hurt or religious trauma.
Are you struggling with feelings of shame? Does it feel like who you are is at odds with your family, upbringing, values, and/or those around you? I specialize in helping adults and teens struggling with various emotional, relational, spiritual, and sexual issues. I am comfortable discussing difficult topics and complex situations including grief, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, and relationships. I also specialize in working with those who are LGBTQ. In addition to this, I work with those who are deconstructing their faith, those dealing with shame around sex, and those who have experienced church hurt or religious trauma.
(480) 525-7284 x1 View (480) 525-7284 x1
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Healing and Strengthening Families and Individuals
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85029
I want to make sure that the client and I are a fit when it comes to rapport. That looks like feeling comfortable sharing content that might cause uncomfortableness due to fearing judgment. If established in the first meeting, I feel confident in working with those with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, family conflicts, grief, and performance issues in school, sports, or career (to name a few). I believe the treatment models that I use can build their resilience to deal with past, current, and future challenges.
I want to make sure that the client and I are a fit when it comes to rapport. That looks like feeling comfortable sharing content that might cause uncomfortableness due to fearing judgment. If established in the first meeting, I feel confident in working with those with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, family conflicts, grief, and performance issues in school, sports, or career (to name a few). I believe the treatment models that I use can build their resilience to deal with past, current, and future challenges.
(928) 769-3651 View (928) 769-3651
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Adrienne Kronholm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85012
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 years experience providing adult individuals and couples therapy. The therapy modalities I employ include emotionally focused couples therapy, cognitive behavioral, family systems, narrative therapy, and supportive and educational interventions. My therapeutic style has been described as warm, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and interactive. It is my goal to help people reconnect with a sense of hope and possibility. I welcome any questions you may have about me or my practice.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 years experience providing adult individuals and couples therapy. The therapy modalities I employ include emotionally focused couples therapy, cognitive behavioral, family systems, narrative therapy, and supportive and educational interventions. My therapeutic style has been described as warm, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and interactive. It is my goal to help people reconnect with a sense of hope and possibility. I welcome any questions you may have about me or my practice.
(602) 908-2128 View (602) 908-2128
Family Therapy

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.