Services for Families
Families usually come to therapy to address problems occurring within the family, or to address the behavior problems of one family member. This often requires that the family members accept responsibility for their part in the situation. It also sometimes requires that the family unit change a behavior as a unit.
Family sessions are generally 50 minutes long. Families often meet all together with the therapist, or spend part of the time together and part individually meeting with the therapist. Clients typically begin by coming weekly and gradually taper their visits to every other week, and then once a month until they feel the issue has been resolved. Families may opt to conduct brief phone consultations with the therapist as they apply the new strategies between sessions. The therapist can also be available to consult with family doctors, psychiatrists, teachers or other school personnel when appropriate.
Once a family has terminated therapy, the family, or any individual member of the family is welcome to return in the future for the same issue or even for a new issue.