Family Counseling

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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“Michael’s knowledge, experience and insights guide you towards healthier family and interpersonal relationships. Also, Michael is able to establish a relationship of trust so you can grow in the challenges you face.”
“My son might not be alive today but for Michael Galloway. My marriage would almost certainly not be intact today but for him. Michael is a rare talent - a sort of Zen Master for we who often feel like giving up.”
“Michael Galloway’s expertise across counseling domains has helped our family gain powerful, practical insights into our lives, together and as individuals: in marriage, parenting, teen “coming of age,” and self-awareness. With compassion, grace, and uncommon insight, Michael engages our family’s members “where they are,” helping us understand and know each other more completely. The results are a healthier, more respectful environment at home, and renewed optimism and strength in our lives.”

— Pete S.