A family who attends family therapy may be parents and children*, a set of siblings, a parent and child, or any group of people who identify as a family unit, as the aim in family therapy is to focus on the workings of interpersonal relationships within a group.
Family therapy generally brings several family members together for sessions, although in specific situations, the therapist may choose to meet with individual family members.
your therapist helps guide conversation around issues the family may be having.
your therapist will teach more effective methods of problem solving and communication within the family dynamic.
your therapist may explore how family roles, rules and patterns impact conflict.
You may not completely work through a familial issue in family therapy. The goal of family therapy is to help the family learn more effective methods of communicating and conflict management techniques.
*At this time we are only able to see families with children 16 years and up.
The fee for this type of therapy is $130 to $180, plus HST when applicable.