Family Therapy in Milwaukee, WI

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Jade M Mueller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Jade Mueller PhD and I'm honored to share my experiences with people who've been helped by the practice of psychology. They may have a feeling of loss, guilt, despair, anger or fear. They may be in the midst of a crisis of trauma, family disruption, chronic illness, aging or abuse. Together we look at all of it with 'kind eyes' and without judging. Often we can identify patterns, beliefs and experiences to heal or release that have led to setbacks in the past. They want support in developing or recovering their joy, confidence, self-worth and personal strengths. Clients can evolve toward their own vision of wholeness.
Hello, I'm Jade Mueller PhD and I'm honored to share my experiences with people who've been helped by the practice of psychology. They may have a feeling of loss, guilt, despair, anger or fear. They may be in the midst of a crisis of trauma, family disruption, chronic illness, aging or abuse. Together we look at all of it with 'kind eyes' and without judging. Often we can identify patterns, beliefs and experiences to heal or release that have led to setbacks in the past. They want support in developing or recovering their joy, confidence, self-worth and personal strengths. Clients can evolve toward their own vision of wholeness.
(414) 404-8084 x217 View (414) 404-8084 x217
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Cindy Fonseca
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53209  (Online Only)
Immediate Virtual-only openings! Life can be challenging and can contribute to feeling overwhelmed, anxious and unsupported. The everyday demands of work, family and other obligations can take a tremendous toll on our energy, motivation and self-esteem. It is difficult to know where to start when thinking about change. Therapy can help you take a pause, ease stress, and ‘give back to yourself’. When you place more priority in yourself, you are better able to focus, feel more clarity, peace and purpose in your life. I am here to assist you in your journey toward healing and change.
Immediate Virtual-only openings! Life can be challenging and can contribute to feeling overwhelmed, anxious and unsupported. The everyday demands of work, family and other obligations can take a tremendous toll on our energy, motivation and self-esteem. It is difficult to know where to start when thinking about change. Therapy can help you take a pause, ease stress, and ‘give back to yourself’. When you place more priority in yourself, you are better able to focus, feel more clarity, peace and purpose in your life. I am here to assist you in your journey toward healing and change.
(520) 462-4906 View (520) 462-4906
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Sydney A Snyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Are you struggling with adjusting to change, coping with stress or navigating conflict? As a result, has this left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Has shame, guilt or negative self-talk been impacting you? Do you need help creating boundaries with your partner, family, or friends? As a therapist, I believe in the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” My role is to help you explore areas of concern, develop coping skills, and gain insight about yourself. A primary focus of my practice is teaching self-compassion to help fill up your cup when life is feeling too difficult to navigate on your own.
Are you struggling with adjusting to change, coping with stress or navigating conflict? As a result, has this left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Has shame, guilt or negative self-talk been impacting you? Do you need help creating boundaries with your partner, family, or friends? As a therapist, I believe in the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” My role is to help you explore areas of concern, develop coping skills, and gain insight about yourself. A primary focus of my practice is teaching self-compassion to help fill up your cup when life is feeling too difficult to navigate on your own.
(414) 246-4907 View (414) 246-4907
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Frank P Urtz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53217
I find that clients who benefit from my services are typically experiencing excessive stress or a personal crisis in their lives. They may struggle with feelings of anxiety, grief, guilt or depression on a periodic or chronic basis; they may face work problems or ongoing health problems that increase their psychological distress; they may also feel confused or disheartened by relationship problems with partners, family members or friends. I am able to assist these clients by helping them understand the underlying source of their problems and by developing realistic alternatives that can help resolve these issues.
I find that clients who benefit from my services are typically experiencing excessive stress or a personal crisis in their lives. They may struggle with feelings of anxiety, grief, guilt or depression on a periodic or chronic basis; they may face work problems or ongoing health problems that increase their psychological distress; they may also feel confused or disheartened by relationship problems with partners, family members or friends. I am able to assist these clients by helping them understand the underlying source of their problems and by developing realistic alternatives that can help resolve these issues.
(414) 905-3075 View (414) 905-3075
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Aasiyah Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53226  (Online Only)
Imagine being able to focus on yourself without sacrificing the needs of your family.
From the outside, you seem to have it all together. You work really hard on the details, after all, you are responsible for everyone and everything. But you can’t shake the voice inside your head which screams you’re failing. Even though you put everyone’s needs in front of your own, you feel like you’re falling short as a mom. You can’t even remember what your hobbies are, let alone what really makes you happy. You’ve had enough, you don’t think you can keep holding it together.
Imagine being able to focus on yourself without sacrificing the needs of your family.
From the outside, you seem to have it all together. You work really hard on the details, after all, you are responsible for everyone and everything. But you can’t shake the voice inside your head which screams you’re failing. Even though you put everyone’s needs in front of your own, you feel like you’re falling short as a mom. You can’t even remember what your hobbies are, let alone what really makes you happy. You’ve had enough, you don’t think you can keep holding it together.
(281) 666-2898 View (281) 666-2898
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Amy Lynn Kerznar
Counselor, MS, LPC, SACIT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53227  (Online Only)
I grew up with the detrimental effects of trauma, pain, and substance use in my family and all around me.
Many people with trauma or PTSD also suffer from substance use issues . Feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, grief, depression, loneliness, feeling judged, and misunderstood are very normal. You may not trust the world around you and may not know how to cope with symptoms of trauma alone and will instead seek to numb your emotional turmoil. Both are lonely and isolating issues. Substance use is an outward manifestation of your pain and with supportive trauma and substance use counseling combined, your addiction can be treated as well as the underline symptoms that cause the need to numb your emotions and avoid your reality.
I grew up with the detrimental effects of trauma, pain, and substance use in my family and all around me.
Many people with trauma or PTSD also suffer from substance use issues . Feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, grief, depression, loneliness, feeling judged, and misunderstood are very normal. You may not trust the world around you and may not know how to cope with symptoms of trauma alone and will instead seek to numb your emotional turmoil. Both are lonely and isolating issues. Substance use is an outward manifestation of your pain and with supportive trauma and substance use counseling combined, your addiction can be treated as well as the underline symptoms that cause the need to numb your emotions and avoid your reality.
(262) 383-4468 View (262) 383-4468
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Anita Astley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
(262) 300-7231 View (262) 300-7231
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Patricia A Aniakudo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, LCSW, CSAC, ICS
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53213  (Online Only)
I believe in a client-centered, strength-based approach; based upon the knowledge that no one knows you and your family better than you.
My name is Patricia Aniakudo. I have over 30 years of experience in the field and am happy to walk with you on your path as you develop and meet your goals. A little bit about me; I have Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. Over the years I have trained and specialized in multiple areas such as: gender specific treatment for women and men, filial (parent/child) therapy, trauma informed/trauma specific treatments including responding to and managing chronic community violence, Criminality, Violence in Families, Gambling, Addiction, Parenting & Co-Parenting. individuals/ families involved in multiple systems.
I believe in a client-centered, strength-based approach; based upon the knowledge that no one knows you and your family better than you.
My name is Patricia Aniakudo. I have over 30 years of experience in the field and am happy to walk with you on your path as you develop and meet your goals. A little bit about me; I have Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. Over the years I have trained and specialized in multiple areas such as: gender specific treatment for women and men, filial (parent/child) therapy, trauma informed/trauma specific treatments including responding to and managing chronic community violence, Criminality, Violence in Families, Gambling, Addiction, Parenting & Co-Parenting. individuals/ families involved in multiple systems.
(414) 626-0624 View (414) 626-0624
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Dr. Brittany Mathews
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53222  (Online Only)
, family, community, culture), and I flexibly adapt treatment to meet each individual’s needs.
Dr. Mathews specializes in providing holistic evidence-based (a fancy way of saying treatment that works!) psychology services for adolescents (ages 10-25) in Wisconsin with anxiety and depression through her private practice, MindKind, LLC. Dr. Mathews works as a team with adolescents and their families, schools, and medical providers to improve symptoms of anxiety or depression by flexibly adapting science-backed psychology treatments to meet each client's individual needs. Dr. Mathews aspires to embody mindfulness and loving kindness on a daily basis and to share a compassionate, mindful presence with others through her work.
, family, community, culture), and I flexibly adapt treatment to meet each individual’s needs.
Dr. Mathews specializes in providing holistic evidence-based (a fancy way of saying treatment that works!) psychology services for adolescents (ages 10-25) in Wisconsin with anxiety and depression through her private practice, MindKind, LLC. Dr. Mathews works as a team with adolescents and their families, schools, and medical providers to improve symptoms of anxiety or depression by flexibly adapting science-backed psychology treatments to meet each client's individual needs. Dr. Mathews aspires to embody mindfulness and loving kindness on a daily basis and to share a compassionate, mindful presence with others through her work.
(262) 747-2336 View (262) 747-2336
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Dana Stuefen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I also specialize in couple’s counseling and family issues, including parenting and pre- or post-natal concerns.
We all experience hardships in life, whether it be a stressor, trauma, transition, or loss. In these times, it can be easy to lose sight of who we are and dismiss the things and the relationships that are most important to us. As an experienced therapist, my goal is to empower you to identify barriers, rediscover your core values, and let go of any self-limiting beliefs. I strive to foster a sacred therapeutic space where you can feel comfortable bringing your true and whole selves to each session.
I also specialize in couple’s counseling and family issues, including parenting and pre- or post-natal concerns.
We all experience hardships in life, whether it be a stressor, trauma, transition, or loss. In these times, it can be easy to lose sight of who we are and dismiss the things and the relationships that are most important to us. As an experienced therapist, my goal is to empower you to identify barriers, rediscover your core values, and let go of any self-limiting beliefs. I strive to foster a sacred therapeutic space where you can feel comfortable bringing your true and whole selves to each session.
(262) 233-2746 View (262) 233-2746
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Tiffany Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53208  (Online Only)
With over almost two decades of experience in education and counseling, I've witnessed the profound impact of dysfunction, trauma and the lack of self-awareness and support on personal growth and family health.
Hi. I'm so happy you stopped by. Are you in need of growth & strategy amidst life's challenges & transitions? I can provide guidance & tools for resilience as you navigate your unique journey toward learning, collectively with me and on your own. From the overstressed to the busy-minded child or late bloomer of life to the anxiety prone & isolated persons, or over worked parent or spouse, and the grieving friend- I am committed to fostering a safe space to aid your journey of healing and transformation to your awe-inspiring-self, through the integration of evidence-based fundamental concepts curated for your unique needs.
With over almost two decades of experience in education and counseling, I've witnessed the profound impact of dysfunction, trauma and the lack of self-awareness and support on personal growth and family health.
Hi. I'm so happy you stopped by. Are you in need of growth & strategy amidst life's challenges & transitions? I can provide guidance & tools for resilience as you navigate your unique journey toward learning, collectively with me and on your own. From the overstressed to the busy-minded child or late bloomer of life to the anxiety prone & isolated persons, or over worked parent or spouse, and the grieving friend- I am committed to fostering a safe space to aid your journey of healing and transformation to your awe-inspiring-self, through the integration of evidence-based fundamental concepts curated for your unique needs.
(414) 348-4561 View (414) 348-4561
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Betsy Meinecke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT, LMFT, LMT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53212
I believe there are a myriad of ways to be a family, and actively affirm "nontraditional" relationship structures (e.
Our worldviews are made up of stories: about ourselves, others, the ways we engage with people, and the ways we move through the world. I'm fascinated by the mutual influence of individual perspective and shared experience, as well as the ways societal norms both limit and support individuals and relationships. How are you influencing and being influenced by others? What aspects of your story do you wish were different? How do you want to be known, and move through the world? "I don't know" is a perfectly acceptable answer! Let's explore and see what we discover.
I believe there are a myriad of ways to be a family, and actively affirm "nontraditional" relationship structures (e.
Our worldviews are made up of stories: about ourselves, others, the ways we engage with people, and the ways we move through the world. I'm fascinated by the mutual influence of individual perspective and shared experience, as well as the ways societal norms both limit and support individuals and relationships. How are you influencing and being influenced by others? What aspects of your story do you wish were different? How do you want to be known, and move through the world? "I don't know" is a perfectly acceptable answer! Let's explore and see what we discover.
(414) 251-1549 View (414) 251-1549
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Ben Endres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I specialize in helping individuals flourish while meeting the challenges that arise in relationships, work, and family life.
I am experienced therapist who helps individuals and couples address challenges, enrich relationships and achieve deep insights into their personality and their emotions. My clients find that I offer a pragmatic, intelligent and empathetic response to their concerns. I focus on the immediate challenges that my clients are facing, while helping them to see themselves and their relationships in deeper way.
I specialize in helping individuals flourish while meeting the challenges that arise in relationships, work, and family life.
I am experienced therapist who helps individuals and couples address challenges, enrich relationships and achieve deep insights into their personality and their emotions. My clients find that I offer a pragmatic, intelligent and empathetic response to their concerns. I focus on the immediate challenges that my clients are facing, while helping them to see themselves and their relationships in deeper way.
(414) 502-8292 View (414) 502-8292
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Olive Branch Therapy and Family Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Sometimes life can get chaotic and you don't know which direction to go or who to turn to. Whether you are dealing with family issues, parenting challenges, career transitions, or everyday anxiety, Olive Branch Therapy and Family Services LLC is here to help. An olive branch represents peace, and if you are ready to find peace in your life, we are here to help.
Sometimes life can get chaotic and you don't know which direction to go or who to turn to. Whether you are dealing with family issues, parenting challenges, career transitions, or everyday anxiety, Olive Branch Therapy and Family Services LLC is here to help. An olive branch represents peace, and if you are ready to find peace in your life, we are here to help.
(414) 626-0404 x53207 View (414) 626-0404 x53207
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Blueprint Counseling and Consultation LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, M Ed, CSAC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53210
Why therapy, why not? What are the areas in your life you would like to improve? Has it been long since you received validation from work or family? Are you moving towards a transformative place in your life? Do you have trouble saying "no?" Are there people you need to forgive? What part of life has brought you joy? Would you want to experience life differently? Is fear in your way? Have you struggled with shame or guilt? Something or someone has left you grieving? These and other questions can be the source of your discovery. Hello, my name is Terri; let me be your therapist.
Why therapy, why not? What are the areas in your life you would like to improve? Has it been long since you received validation from work or family? Are you moving towards a transformative place in your life? Do you have trouble saying "no?" Are there people you need to forgive? What part of life has brought you joy? Would you want to experience life differently? Is fear in your way? Have you struggled with shame or guilt? Something or someone has left you grieving? These and other questions can be the source of your discovery. Hello, my name is Terri; let me be your therapist.
(414) 441-5510 View (414) 441-5510
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Devon Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53212
I offer insight into the family and societal structures we internalize and explore the rules we impose on ourselves.
Hello hello! I work either in-person w/nature in local parks or virtually via zoom! If we walk or sit together, we'll work following your lead with gentle nudges into the abyss (metaphorically, unless you enjoy muddy!), seeing through blinders, and remembering accomplishments. As for me? I'm a human reclaiming my humanity. I'm recovering from the dominating social order of straight, cis-white men steeped in racism, sexism, patriarchy, homophobia, colonialism, ableism and all the oppressions dreaming of an equitable and environmentally friendly society. (deeply & vaguely spiritual, not religious).
I offer insight into the family and societal structures we internalize and explore the rules we impose on ourselves.
Hello hello! I work either in-person w/nature in local parks or virtually via zoom! If we walk or sit together, we'll work following your lead with gentle nudges into the abyss (metaphorically, unless you enjoy muddy!), seeing through blinders, and remembering accomplishments. As for me? I'm a human reclaiming my humanity. I'm recovering from the dominating social order of straight, cis-white men steeped in racism, sexism, patriarchy, homophobia, colonialism, ableism and all the oppressions dreaming of an equitable and environmentally friendly society. (deeply & vaguely spiritual, not religious).
(414) 240-8415 View (414) 240-8415
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Josh Delahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I have been a therapist since 2002 and have been trained in Brainspotting, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, Family Narrative Attachment Therapy, Imago Couples Therapy, CBT, DBT, Substance Use, and Mindfulness.
I love working with kids, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who are looking for ways to use their strengths and motivation to move forward through challenges to more health and wellbeing.
I have been a therapist since 2002 and have been trained in Brainspotting, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, Family Narrative Attachment Therapy, Imago Couples Therapy, CBT, DBT, Substance Use, and Mindfulness.
I love working with kids, adolescents, adults, couples, and families who are looking for ways to use their strengths and motivation to move forward through challenges to more health and wellbeing.
(414) 422-8523 View (414) 422-8523
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Collective Minds Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53218  (Online Only)
I'm trained in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Making the choice to engage in therapy is a good step in the right direction. It can often times make you feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. Do you find yourself struggling with connecting or maintaining healthy relationships or struggling with anxiety, depression, communication or life transitions? Perhaps you struggle with thinking about past experiences and how they may be impacting your life today.
I'm trained in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Making the choice to engage in therapy is a good step in the right direction. It can often times make you feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. Do you find yourself struggling with connecting or maintaining healthy relationships or struggling with anxiety, depression, communication or life transitions? Perhaps you struggle with thinking about past experiences and how they may be impacting your life today.
(414) 441-3259 View (414) 441-3259
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Clayton Lennon Sims
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53225
Whether you’re working through personal storms, trying to patch things up with family, or kicking habits that don’t do you any favors, my support is here to help you find your strength and break free.
Feeling stuck at a crossroads, tangled up in your past, or just trying to figure out the real you? I’m here to journey through these big, messy life questions with you. It’s not all about the tough stuff like figuring out your place in the world, dealing with heavy experiences, or feeling like you’re floating without direction. We’re in this together. My approach is a bit like mixing deep heart-to-hearts with swapping stories around a campfire. We’ll dive into exploring life’s big puzzles and the stories we tell ourselves about who we are.
Whether you’re working through personal storms, trying to patch things up with family, or kicking habits that don’t do you any favors, my support is here to help you find your strength and break free.
Feeling stuck at a crossroads, tangled up in your past, or just trying to figure out the real you? I’m here to journey through these big, messy life questions with you. It’s not all about the tough stuff like figuring out your place in the world, dealing with heavy experiences, or feeling like you’re floating without direction. We’re in this together. My approach is a bit like mixing deep heart-to-hearts with swapping stories around a campfire. We’ll dive into exploring life’s big puzzles and the stories we tell ourselves about who we are.
(414) 877-8197 View (414) 877-8197
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Joanne Damico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53220  (Online Only)
Joanne is dually licensed in the state of Wisconsin as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Her practice is limited to adults. She focuses on helping clients develop healthy relationships – within themselves, with partners, peers and family, and with the community at large. She has over thirty five years in clinical practice, and she specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, and marital/relationship issues.
Joanne is dually licensed in the state of Wisconsin as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Her practice is limited to adults. She focuses on helping clients develop healthy relationships – within themselves, with partners, peers and family, and with the community at large. She has over thirty five years in clinical practice, and she specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, and marital/relationship issues.
(414) 441-5431 View (414) 441-5431
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.