“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” ~ Virginia Satir

Family therapy helps family members to connect with one another effectively to communicate better, resolve conflicts and maintain healthy relationships. This is not limited to spouses, parents, children and siblings but can also include grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone (be it a blood relation or not) who plays long-term supportive roles in each other’s life.

The therapist will talk to everyone in the family to better understand the problem at hand, each person’s views on the difficulty and how they are coping with it. Then the therapist may meet with different combinations of family members at different sessions, depending on the unique needs, objectives and dynamics of the family.

The goal of family therapy is to help everyone to get through a difficult or sticky situation in a healthy way, it is not to assign blame.

Family therapy helps:

Couples experiencing marital conflicts, infertility stress or infidelity.

Families going through the grief of terminal illness, death, divorce or unemployment.

Families encountering behavioural conflicts between parents, children and teenagers, sibling rivalry or LGBTQ uncertainty.

Families who experienced domestic violence, substance abuse or addictions.

Prepare families for life changing events, manage mental or physical disorders and learn how to live together as a wholesome unit.

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