I believe the process of family therapy begins with the first call to
my office. It signifies that some or many in the family are reaching out
for help. I work with each family member who attends to identify his or
her willingness to do therapy, recognizing that the process can feel scary,
frustrating and awkward. In its briefest form, three to four sessions
can yield improvement but for many families, eight to twelve sessions
are more typical.
Sessions focus on problem identification and practical solutions. I solicit
each family member for their perspective on the problem, thus making family
therapy an opportunity to make every voice heard and to see things from
all points of view. My role is to help identify strengths and enhance
family functioning along a number of channels, so that each member can
develop healthy strategies to coexist within the family system.
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