What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is a type of  counseling that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. The family is seen as a “whole” system, rather than just as the sum of its individual members. Including all the family can be beneficial to a wide variety of therapeutic goals.


Family therapy is often short term. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family’s situation. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you’re done going to therapy sessions.


Family therapy helps promote greater encouragement and support among all members of the family. Through family therapy your family can resolve conflict, improve communication, problem solve together, and create harmony in your home. Family relationships are vital to the well-being of individuals. When families can respond to each other’s emotional needs, respect differences, and work through difficult feelings families become stronger.


Your therapist may recommend that you meet as a whole family, or also have some supplemental individual appointments to address topics and issues that relate to your family’s therapy plan. Family Therapy focuses on situational issues such as loss of a parent, separation or divorce between caregivers, death or illness of a close family member, and behavioral issues in children due to family issues.


A healthy family relationship is an essential part of psychological health and an overall well being. Through effective family counseling a full range of issues can be solved to promote family change and development. We will work with your family as a group and individually to encourage long term and healthy family relationships. Part of our family therapy sessions is mediating. Every family member will get a chance to voice their points and concerns as we sit back and listen to each of them.


There is no issue that cannot be addressed in family therapy. The number of family counseling session’s necessary for each case is different depending on the nature and gravity of family issues. Family counseling sessions are 60 minutes long and counseling sessions may be set up on a weekly or biweekly basis depending on the severity of the issues. Call us today at (425) 919-8765  or email us below to schedule your initial appointment.