At our centers, we have therapists that skilled in TEAM-CBT and experienced in family therapy.
In terms of process, family therapy starts with the therapist meeting the family in the first meeting. It’s important to hear from everyone in the group how each experiences the problem. After this, the therapist arranges to meet with each member separately, taking time to get to know each person better.
Sometimes the evaluation process indicates that individual therapy might be warranted for one or some individuals, such as if one member were experiencing symptoms of depression that would benefit from individual attention. The therapist will make recommendations such recommendations usually after the evaluation.
Assuming no other complications, family meetings start after that. Our approach to family therapy is to bring to awareness each person’s contribution to the problem and how that plays into what is going on in the family. With family members on board, we move onto developing skills to teach the family how to help themselves. The work is interactive and very dynamic and requires participation as well as homework, just as it does in our individual therapy.
If you think that your family could benefit from this type of therapy, please call for more information. Our therapists will be happy to answer your questions.