It’s easy to blame your family problems on the loudest kid, your partner, or the dog, but it’s more complicated than that. As a unit, your family is a complex web of relationships, communication, and, often, conflict. The problems you are seeing are often a small glimpse of an underlying problem. Our goal is to uncover the roots of what is really going on.
This is a (probably) true story: One Christmas, all of Kevin’s extended family came to visit before going on a family trip to Florida. Kevin’s older brother, Buzz, was bullying him, and his parents wanted him to sleep beside his cousin, who sometimes wet the bed.
After a disastrous Christmas pageant, the night before leaving for the trip, Kevin slept in the attic (to get away from everyone). Unfortunately, after the family slept in (and nearly missed their flights), Kevin was accidentally left home alone to fend off incompetent, yet scary, burglars. This situation caused a lot of stress for Kevin’s family.
And while Kevin did instigate some of the stress and problems for his family, their attempts (or lack of attempts) to communicate also created distress for him.
In family therapy, the goal is to help your family communicate in a way that both addresses the specific conflict and fixes the ongoing problems as a whole, so we don’t have to watch the sequel.
All of our therapists are trained in a wide range of theories like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Neuropsychotherapy.
Our therapists offer safe spaces for all members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community.