Families

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”  Jane Howard

Providing parents and caregivers of children/teens who have significant behavioral challenges or emotional needs as a result of trauma, family separation, divorce, adoption, or medical challenges. Family Therapy provides an opportunity for all family members to explore, share and own their own thoughts and curiosities within a professional container. Family Therapy focuses less on the member who has been identified as ill and focuses more on the family as a whole. Often times, the way family members handle problems makes them more likely to develop symptoms.

Common issues addressed:

  • Adoption
  • Parenting
  • Anger
  • Blended Families
  • Divorce
  • Inability to resolve conflict
  • Resentment
  • Child has behavior or school problems
  • One family member has a long-term (chronic) mental illness or substance abuse problem
  • Traumatic Experiences (sexual abuse, car accidents, ect.)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions

Family Therapy

The goal of family therapy is to encourage collaboration and understanding among family members in order to uncover the source of the problems. Always working with your family’s strengths and empowering healthy connections.

  • “It is a happy talent to know how to play.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Time spent playing with children is never wasted.” - Dawn Iantero
  • “Play is the most natural method of self-healing that childhood affords.” - Erik Erikson
  • “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” - George Bernard Shaw
  • “Play is the highest form of research.” - Albert Einstein