Family Therapy in Miami, FL

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Silvia M Kaminsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSEd, LMFT, CAP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33156
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 30 years, I have training in relationally-focused therapies to resolve obstacles to personal goal achievement and healthy relationships.
The world is focused on the health, social and economic ravages of COVID-19—and yet humans can only control one's own internal world of emotions, thoughts and behaviors. When these are unbalanced, we experience anxiety, depression and perhaps externalizing symptoms such as addictions and relationship conflict. The added stress of the pandemic may make it more difficult to cope than usual. This may be an opportunity to do much needed work on the most important relationship you have—the one with yourself! How else will all the other important relationships in your life be healthy and rewarding? You be the change!
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 30 years, I have training in relationally-focused therapies to resolve obstacles to personal goal achievement and healthy relationships.
The world is focused on the health, social and economic ravages of COVID-19—and yet humans can only control one's own internal world of emotions, thoughts and behaviors. When these are unbalanced, we experience anxiety, depression and perhaps externalizing symptoms such as addictions and relationship conflict. The added stress of the pandemic may make it more difficult to cope than usual. This may be an opportunity to do much needed work on the most important relationship you have—the one with yourself! How else will all the other important relationships in your life be healthy and rewarding? You be the change!
(786) 574-6094 View (786) 574-6094
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Dr. Daisy Monterroso
Counselor, DMFT, LMHC, BCaBA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33173
I have extensive experience in individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, family therapy, parent coaching, and ABA Therapy.
I work to facilitate healing with emotional, behavioral, and psychological concerns with children, adolescents and adults in our offices in Pembroke Pines & South Miami, FL. I treat a variety of difficulties including behavioral problems, social skills deficits, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, family conflict, school-related concerns, motivational issues and issues related to childhood sexual abuse and trauma with a client-centered & collaborative solution oriented approach. Whether you are looking for healing or guidance, together we will work towards your preferred future!
I have extensive experience in individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, family therapy, parent coaching, and ABA Therapy.
I work to facilitate healing with emotional, behavioral, and psychological concerns with children, adolescents and adults in our offices in Pembroke Pines & South Miami, FL. I treat a variety of difficulties including behavioral problems, social skills deficits, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, family conflict, school-related concerns, motivational issues and issues related to childhood sexual abuse and trauma with a client-centered & collaborative solution oriented approach. Whether you are looking for healing or guidance, together we will work towards your preferred future!
(954) 874-8758 x1 View (954) 874-8758 x1
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Peggy Rios
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33156
Peggy Rios is a bilingual Licensed Psychologist with her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Peggy has 22 years of experience working with diverse populations and specializes in working with adults and adolescents in individual, couple and family therapy, as well as teaching mindfulness and meditation. Depression, anxiety, self esteem, mindfulness, life altering medical conditions, and other psychological difficulties hold a special interest. Telemedicine services are available.
Peggy Rios is a bilingual Licensed Psychologist with her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Peggy has 22 years of experience working with diverse populations and specializes in working with adults and adolescents in individual, couple and family therapy, as well as teaching mindfulness and meditation. Depression, anxiety, self esteem, mindfulness, life altering medical conditions, and other psychological difficulties hold a special interest. Telemedicine services are available.
(786) 481-1806 View (786) 481-1806
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Kety Lopez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33129
My approach combines evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I love helping clients who are struggling with relationship issues and are eager to do the work it takes to form a loving and fulfilling relationship. I’m passionate about helping clients work through the consequences of childhood emotional neglect as it often impacts how we form relationships as adults. There’s a lot of suffering that comes as a result of emotional neglect/trauma, not just relationship issues. There’s typically anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, poor boundaries, feeling overwhelmed, a deep longing for, as well as, fear of connection, interpersonal conflict, etc.
My approach combines evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I love helping clients who are struggling with relationship issues and are eager to do the work it takes to form a loving and fulfilling relationship. I’m passionate about helping clients work through the consequences of childhood emotional neglect as it often impacts how we form relationships as adults. There’s a lot of suffering that comes as a result of emotional neglect/trauma, not just relationship issues. There’s typically anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, poor boundaries, feeling overwhelmed, a deep longing for, as well as, fear of connection, interpersonal conflict, etc.
(786) 837-8284 View (786) 837-8284
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Carlos Cardenas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, QS
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33176
We all have issues we deal with on a daily basis, and therapy is about addressing those issues in a positive, effective manner. The therapy I provide focuses on what would work for you or your family. My goal is to alleviate the problem and prevent its resurgence in the future. In working with individuals, we focus on finding the core problems and providing options in fixing them.I provide an unbiased perspective in working with couples, and assist families looking for new solutions with their children and each other.
We all have issues we deal with on a daily basis, and therapy is about addressing those issues in a positive, effective manner. The therapy I provide focuses on what would work for you or your family. My goal is to alleviate the problem and prevent its resurgence in the future. In working with individuals, we focus on finding the core problems and providing options in fixing them.I provide an unbiased perspective in working with couples, and assist families looking for new solutions with their children and each other.
(305) 748-2954 View (305) 748-2954
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Dr. Maria Isabel Tapia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33145
Many years of research at the University of Miami in the area of family therapy, adolescent development and geriatrics has provided me with an extensive knowledge in the area of individual, couples and family therapy.
I am a licensed psychotherapist that practices with a sense of dignity and respect for my clients in a totally private and non-judgmental environment. Through the years I helped people struggling with relationships, stress, emotional pain and fear in their personal lives. People not only learn to solve their problems, but also learn to think more clearly and feel better emotionally.
Many years of research at the University of Miami in the area of family therapy, adolescent development and geriatrics has provided me with an extensive knowledge in the area of individual, couples and family therapy.
I am a licensed psychotherapist that practices with a sense of dignity and respect for my clients in a totally private and non-judgmental environment. Through the years I helped people struggling with relationships, stress, emotional pain and fear in their personal lives. People not only learn to solve their problems, but also learn to think more clearly and feel better emotionally.
(305) 712-6179 View (305) 712-6179
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Carlos Antonio Suazo
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33173
Adressing one's mental health is a courageous step towards growth and healing. However, navigating the impacts of addiciton , cultural expectations, or breaking cultural stigmas surrounding mental health is a challenging endeavor. Therefore we need a counselor who not only understands our struggles on a professional level but also empathizes on a personal level while acknowledging the cultural context of our journey. With a focus on bridging cultural gaps o specialize in addiction, navigating complex family dynamics, and overcoming mental health stigmas.
Adressing one's mental health is a courageous step towards growth and healing. However, navigating the impacts of addiciton , cultural expectations, or breaking cultural stigmas surrounding mental health is a challenging endeavor. Therefore we need a counselor who not only understands our struggles on a professional level but also empathizes on a personal level while acknowledging the cultural context of our journey. With a focus on bridging cultural gaps o specialize in addiction, navigating complex family dynamics, and overcoming mental health stigmas.
(786) 882-9458 View (786) 882-9458
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Suzy Gold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33156
I would love the opportunity to work with you, your family, your child, or your teen.
Life can be full of challenges that are difficult to manage and cope with. We try to do the best we can. However, many of life’s challenges are difficult to overcome on our own. Many times, we develop symptoms that make it hard to function in daily life. Discussing and processing these challenges with a therapist can help bring improved emotional well-being and a better quality of life. Talking about feelings and painful experiences can be hard. I will provide a safe space for you to express yourself without judgement. Together, we will identify your strengths and areas in your life that are difficult for you to manage.
I would love the opportunity to work with you, your family, your child, or your teen.
Life can be full of challenges that are difficult to manage and cope with. We try to do the best we can. However, many of life’s challenges are difficult to overcome on our own. Many times, we develop symptoms that make it hard to function in daily life. Discussing and processing these challenges with a therapist can help bring improved emotional well-being and a better quality of life. Talking about feelings and painful experiences can be hard. I will provide a safe space for you to express yourself without judgement. Together, we will identify your strengths and areas in your life that are difficult for you to manage.
(786) 977-2422 View (786) 977-2422
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Ana Bulnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33196  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker with over 21 years of experience licensed in the states of Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, and Vermont. I help clients address autism, ADHD, and the challenges that stem from these differences (C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships and communication challenges, family relationship challenges, and parenting support). I also have a lot of experience working with PTSD and C-PTSD, and helping individuals, couples and families improve their communications. I see my clients as the experts in their lives and my role as that of a guide toward insight and improvement.
I am a clinical social worker with over 21 years of experience licensed in the states of Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, and Vermont. I help clients address autism, ADHD, and the challenges that stem from these differences (C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, relationships and communication challenges, family relationship challenges, and parenting support). I also have a lot of experience working with PTSD and C-PTSD, and helping individuals, couples and families improve their communications. I see my clients as the experts in their lives and my role as that of a guide toward insight and improvement.
(305) 783-3501 View (305) 783-3501
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Teresita Ibarra
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33134
I have worked with infants, adolescents and adults, women and couple during pregnancy and postpartum process providing individual, couple and family therapy.
With more than 30 years of experience, I have reached to the conclusion that neither college nor any information can give us everything that we need to be a good therapist, because it is something that goes beyond technical expertise. It's about living. It's about the consistency between who I am and what I do. It's about my own personal and spiritual growth, my world vision, my social roles, and the knowledge gained in both my personal and professional experience. It's about be an authentic human being connected with the person who is looking for help.
I have worked with infants, adolescents and adults, women and couple during pregnancy and postpartum process providing individual, couple and family therapy.
With more than 30 years of experience, I have reached to the conclusion that neither college nor any information can give us everything that we need to be a good therapist, because it is something that goes beyond technical expertise. It's about living. It's about the consistency between who I am and what I do. It's about my own personal and spiritual growth, my world vision, my social roles, and the knowledge gained in both my personal and professional experience. It's about be an authentic human being connected with the person who is looking for help.
(786) 766-7494 View (786) 766-7494
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Charlie JO Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130
I am trained in Internal Family Systems(level 1), and I am using it dominantly, because of how it tries to understand and have compassion for all of our parts.
During my career, I have worked with both individual and group settings, including adults with people living with HIV, veterans, incarcerated people and transgender/gender variant individuals. These populations included people with depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and depression. I co-facilitated a group for trans youth and co-coordinated it for 6 years. As a proud bisexual, trans man, I love to work with my LGBT communities. I celebrate kinky and poly people. I strive to be an imperfect ally to non-binary trans people and people of color.
I am trained in Internal Family Systems(level 1), and I am using it dominantly, because of how it tries to understand and have compassion for all of our parts.
During my career, I have worked with both individual and group settings, including adults with people living with HIV, veterans, incarcerated people and transgender/gender variant individuals. These populations included people with depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and depression. I co-facilitated a group for trans youth and co-coordinated it for 6 years. As a proud bisexual, trans man, I love to work with my LGBT communities. I celebrate kinky and poly people. I strive to be an imperfect ally to non-binary trans people and people of color.
(786) 841-2939 View (786) 841-2939
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Center for Individual & Family Counseling Inc
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33135
The Center for Individual and Family Counseling (CIFC) is a community mental health center that provides comprehensive outpatient counseling services to families, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Our goal is to assist individuals in verbalizing and processing their issues, emotions, feelings, addictions, and more regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or religion. We seek to assist those individuals who are in need of mental health services in order to improve their quality of life. We speak English and Spanish. CIFC offers individual, family, and couples counseling.
The Center for Individual and Family Counseling (CIFC) is a community mental health center that provides comprehensive outpatient counseling services to families, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Our goal is to assist individuals in verbalizing and processing their issues, emotions, feelings, addictions, and more regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or religion. We seek to assist those individuals who are in need of mental health services in order to improve their quality of life. We speak English and Spanish. CIFC offers individual, family, and couples counseling.
(786) 833-8685 View (786) 833-8685
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Evelyn Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33156  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, addressing a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, career issues, parenting concerns, family conflicts, and emotional regulation.
I hold a Master's degree in Social Work from Florida International University and am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 9 years of experience. My expertise spans working with children, adolescents, and adults, providing comprehensive support and guidance.
I have extensive experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds, addressing a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, career issues, parenting concerns, family conflicts, and emotional regulation.
I hold a Master's degree in Social Work from Florida International University and am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 9 years of experience. My expertise spans working with children, adolescents, and adults, providing comprehensive support and guidance.
(786) 640-0656 View (786) 640-0656
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Markyse Bernadin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33160  (Online Only)
You are either emotionally loaded or emotionally numb to your present circumstances because of your past experiences. The memory of these experiences trigger discomfort, isolation, or thoughts of regret, and you’re tired of being controlled by your past. You want to feel happy and show-up fully for your friends, family, and partner, but you just can’t seem to shake it off enough to be present.
You are either emotionally loaded or emotionally numb to your present circumstances because of your past experiences. The memory of these experiences trigger discomfort, isolation, or thoughts of regret, and you’re tired of being controlled by your past. You want to feel happy and show-up fully for your friends, family, and partner, but you just can’t seem to shake it off enough to be present.
(786) 551-4313 View (786) 551-4313
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Virna Moretti
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33133
You may have been stuck many times in your life: in boring jobs, disrespectful bosses, ungrateful friends/family, in sick relationships, in your own lack of confidence, in concerns about your appearance, your intelligence, your body... feeling trapped, desperate, weak, confused. You've got used to it, it becomes routine. You may yearn for happiness and fulfillment, but you don't know how to get rid of that feeling, the guilt, the shame. Or maybe, sometimes you don't even realize that you're stuck at all, you just know that you've lost yourself. You may feel that you are too much, and at the same time, not enough.
You may have been stuck many times in your life: in boring jobs, disrespectful bosses, ungrateful friends/family, in sick relationships, in your own lack of confidence, in concerns about your appearance, your intelligence, your body... feeling trapped, desperate, weak, confused. You've got used to it, it becomes routine. You may yearn for happiness and fulfillment, but you don't know how to get rid of that feeling, the guilt, the shame. Or maybe, sometimes you don't even realize that you're stuck at all, you just know that you've lost yourself. You may feel that you are too much, and at the same time, not enough.
(305) 680-3257 View (305) 680-3257
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Ekiuwa Norelus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS, AFACAPP, CCTP II, CGCS, CCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33169  (Online Only)
My name is Ekiuwa Norelus, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. and a Board Certified Psychotherapist. For 20 years, I have specialized in marriage and family counseling, Child or Adolescent therapy, pre-marital counseling, relationships, depression, anxiety,Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, maternal mental health counseling, grief counseling, college mental health counseling, EAP counseling, job coaching, life coaching, crisis counseling, clinical assessments, and trauma informed care. I treat children, adults, and the elderly.
My name is Ekiuwa Norelus, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. and a Board Certified Psychotherapist. For 20 years, I have specialized in marriage and family counseling, Child or Adolescent therapy, pre-marital counseling, relationships, depression, anxiety,Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, maternal mental health counseling, grief counseling, college mental health counseling, EAP counseling, job coaching, life coaching, crisis counseling, clinical assessments, and trauma informed care. I treat children, adults, and the elderly.
(786) 802-7455 View (786) 802-7455
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Clara Mangin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
I am passionate about creating a safe and engaging therapy experience for clients of all ages and would love the opportunity to help you and your family on this journey.
My name is Clara Mangin, I am a licensed therapist in Florida with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services for adults, children/adolescents, and families in the clinic, home, and school settings. My therapeutic style involves tailoring the therapeutic space to meet each client's unique needs and identifying their specific interests and strengths in a warm, non-judgmental environment. I have extensive experience addressing concerns associated with parenting struggles, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other behavioral disorders.
I am passionate about creating a safe and engaging therapy experience for clients of all ages and would love the opportunity to help you and your family on this journey.
My name is Clara Mangin, I am a licensed therapist in Florida with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services for adults, children/adolescents, and families in the clinic, home, and school settings. My therapeutic style involves tailoring the therapeutic space to meet each client's unique needs and identifying their specific interests and strengths in a warm, non-judgmental environment. I have extensive experience addressing concerns associated with parenting struggles, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other behavioral disorders.
(786) 738-9431 View (786) 738-9431
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Angelique Alonso
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33145
I work with clients to address a wide range of concerns that cause personal distress, which can be experienced as feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. Moments of distress may also be marked by interpersonal difficulties with others, including family, friends, co-workers and partners, which can also be explored in therapy. In my work with couples, I carefully attune to each person's needs, as well as, to the couple as a whole. I also work with clients to pinpoint areas of communication that can be strengthened, developing stronger communication abilities that can positively affect other life areas as well.
I work with clients to address a wide range of concerns that cause personal distress, which can be experienced as feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. Moments of distress may also be marked by interpersonal difficulties with others, including family, friends, co-workers and partners, which can also be explored in therapy. In my work with couples, I carefully attune to each person's needs, as well as, to the couple as a whole. I also work with clients to pinpoint areas of communication that can be strengthened, developing stronger communication abilities that can positively affect other life areas as well.
(305) 930-8850 View (305) 930-8850
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Amynah Dharani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
In addition to a Masters in Family Therapy, I have received training in multiple modalities including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Object Relations, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Clinical Hypnosis.
I treat anxiety, depression, loneliness, self-esteem, and relationship issues. I believe that our relationships, past and present, have a great impact on our wellbeing starting from childhood. Memories can remain embedded in our unconscious and surface in ways of self-defeating thoughts and actions. My style of therapy allows the understanding of what is at the root of the problem. I help my clients gain insight into who they are so that they can live an authentic and intentional life.
In addition to a Masters in Family Therapy, I have received training in multiple modalities including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Object Relations, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Clinical Hypnosis.
I treat anxiety, depression, loneliness, self-esteem, and relationship issues. I believe that our relationships, past and present, have a great impact on our wellbeing starting from childhood. Memories can remain embedded in our unconscious and surface in ways of self-defeating thoughts and actions. My style of therapy allows the understanding of what is at the root of the problem. I help my clients gain insight into who they are so that they can live an authentic and intentional life.
(786) 751-4763 x800 View (786) 751-4763 x800
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A Sonia Neale Family Systems Therapy Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33176  (Online Only)
I believe that the family is the primary context, the "matrix of identity" where we develop ourselves as we interact with spouses, parents, children, and other family members who are in constant transformation, adapting to an ever-changing social environment.
My approach to therapy is based on the belief that behaviors are a function of our relations with others. Thus, a person's environment and history influences one's sense of self and the way we express ourselves as part of a group and as individuals. I try to learn from my client's experiences to develop a better understanding of who they are, how they developed their sense of self, their worldview, and behavior.
I believe that the family is the primary context, the "matrix of identity" where we develop ourselves as we interact with spouses, parents, children, and other family members who are in constant transformation, adapting to an ever-changing social environment.
My approach to therapy is based on the belief that behaviors are a function of our relations with others. Thus, a person's environment and history influences one's sense of self and the way we express ourselves as part of a group and as individuals. I try to learn from my client's experiences to develop a better understanding of who they are, how they developed their sense of self, their worldview, and behavior.
(305) 570-4574 View (305) 570-4574
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.