Individual and family therapy are two forms of psychotherapy used to improve mental health and well-being. During individual therapy, clients are expected to discuss their mental health issues and experiences openly with the therapist, utilizing evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or psychodynamic therapy. In family therapy, all family members are encouraged to participate in discussions and activities to help foster better understanding and communication, working collaboratively with the therapist to identify and address their mental health concerns.
Common goals for psychotherapy include:
Both types of therapy promote growth and development and foster healthier relationships and communication.
Together with the therapist, clients engage in activities and exercises, and work collaboratively with the therapist to identify and address their mental health concerns, alleviate suffering, and promote healthier relationships.
Although some clients choose to enter family therapy as the first choice of treatment, other times family work is incorporated after a period of individual, child, or couples therapy. Our therapists can assist families, large or small, in addressing issues that have previously caused conflict between family members. These may include:
Whenever a relationship is in trouble or just needs a tune-up, everyone benefits from learning how to resolve conflict and communicate more clearly. Our clinicians are skilled at helping clients raise awareness of unconscious processes, learn to look at repetitive patterns, and identify coping strategies or find adaptive ways to alter negative thoughts, beliefs or behaviors.