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Family Quality Time

Family Therapy

Feeling Stuck?

Families are complex systems. Our family members can be both the most influential people as well as our largest sources of pain and suffering throughout our lives.

Over time, these systems can develop rigid patterns of interaction that lead to emotional distress and disconnection. I work with families with teenagers and adult children who are looking to address difficulties in communication, past hurts, and life transitions.

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

EFFT is based on the theory of attachment which views the parent-child relationship as an innate, emotional bond. There are a variety of ways these bonds become distressed, and EFFT works to understand how the family system has come to such a painful place.

For treatment to be successful, each family member must feel understood and validated. EFFT expands awareness of unacknowledged feelings and allows space for each member to express their experience so honest and vulnerable conversations can emerge. Through this process, members establish stronger, more secure bonds within the larger family system.

What to Expect

As your therapist, I take an active role as a process consultant to explore and understand the unmet needs and emotions driving the negative cycles of distress.

I typically start treatment with all members present to assess the family system as a whole. From there, we work together to create a treatment plan to meet your goals. Depending on the number of family members and the presenting issues, I may see smaller groups to expedite the healing process.

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