Family Therapy

[pullquote_left]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.
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Do you have conflict within your family relationships? Do you have a child with behavior or school problems? Are your children or teens having problems getting along with each other? Do you have a family member with long-term mental illness, health problems, or substance abuse?

Research shows that anyone who has a condition that interferes with his or her life and the lives of family members may benefit from family therapy. It also shows that any change in one member of the family affects both the family structure and each member individually.

I provide family therapy for all members of a family or for selected members, utilizing research-based techniques to address each family’s unique needs. Having worked with numerous families from different cultures and religious backgrounds, I consider myself an expert in multi-cultural counseling.  In family therapy, I focus on enhancing the communication and problem-solving skills of each member of the family in order to empower the family members to change the patterns of communication or behavior which are not working and create lasting positive changes within the family system.

Areas that I focus on are:

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  • Acculturation and cross-cultural transitions
  • Fighting and arguing
  • Parenting
  • Ineffective communication
  • Abusive relationships
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Academic/behavioral problems of children
  • Divorce/blended families
  • Single parent households

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*Above quote from Virginia Satir