I work with families who:
· Are coming to terms with a significant change or event
· Are having difficulty dealing with each other’s behaviour
· Wish to improve their communication
Family therapy is useful both when events that affect all members of a family are triggering family difficulties and when one member of a family is experiencing difficulties. Because members of a family are influenced by each other, an individual experiencing difficulties often benefits from other family members being involved in therapy together. Other family members typically develop a better understanding of each other’s difficulties and often experience unexpected benefits themselves as well.
I completed two years of training in family therapy as part of my doctoral internship program. My perspective involves seeing families as sytems in which individuals are influenced by patterns of behavior of other family members, but I remain acutely aware of the experience of individual family members.