It can be wonderful to have an objective point of view. The therapist cares about each family member’s individual health and works to be objective. They can help translate harsh words so their underlying meaning can be understood. An observation from outside the family system can be made openly without fear of familial retribution. Family members can more easily hear the message without emotional interference. The family therapist will look to help each family member understand their part in the family struggle. The therapist wants each family member to understand how they are contributing to the problem and get out of their own way.
Who comes to family therapy?
Parents and children (younger children, teenagers, or adult children)
Siblings of all ages
Couples and in-laws
Families in transition
Family members looking to reconcile after a long period of being cut off
Grandparents and Grandchildren
Families coping with health issues
Families coping with mental health issues and addiction
Family members managing elder care
Families recovering from trauma and abuse