Family therapy is unfamiliar to a lot of people, and that’s a shame. Through family therapy we can address issues that involve multiple people. And let’s be honest—most issues involve multiple people.
When our car breaks down, we rarely learn that a single part has malfunctioned all on its own. No—a bolt came loose and a connection got weak, so oil started dripping on a belt that stretched and stretched, and eventually broke. In a system like that, you’ll miss the real problem if you’re only looking at the part that broke.
Our families are a lot like engines, with all their interrelated parts working together, for better and for worse. If all the parts are well taken care of and the connections are strong, then it ‘works’ and you can move forward together. But if the road conditions are rough, or some connections have shaken loose; if there have been a couple fender benders along the way—then it might be that some repair is needed.
I recognize that a family’s cultural, ethnic, and religious values might play a central role in their life together, and will honor the unique values of your family. I work with a diversity of clients, and warmly welcome families and households of all kinds.
If your family would benefit from an outside perspective, and some honest conversation, I’d love to see if I can be a help.