Family Therapy

We assist families with a variety of concerns, including those experiencing:

  • Attachment Issues (such as a lack of connection)

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • Communication issues

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Co-parenting

  • Emotional expression

  • Family member's mental illness or substance abuse

  • Parenting

  • Sharing household responsibilities

What You Can Expect:

  • INITIAL CONTACT: After you request services, we will respond to you via phone or email. If we have availability, we will send you an initial list of questions, such as what you are hoping to work on in therapy. When you are referred to a therapist within the group, this is a great time for you to ask any initial questions you have about the process.

  • PAPERWORK: If you are becoming a client, your therapist will send you intake paperwork before you start your family starts its first session. Please review all paperwork carefully and let your therapist know if you have any questions. All family members over 18 years old will be asked to sign initial paperwork, and, for family members under 18, both biological parents will be asked to sign initial paperwork on their behalf (assuming both have parental rights).

  • VIDEO PLATFORM: Your therapist will send you a link so that your family can easily access their video platform for sessions. Our clients are consistently reporting that video sessions are either as good or almost as good as in-person sessions.

  • ASSESSMENT: Your first 1-3 sessions with your therapist will be for assessment purposes. 

  • GOALS: Your therapist will develop a treatment plan which outlines several of your primary goals in family therapy.

  • AT YOUR OWN PACE: Therapy can go at your pace! If there is something you are hesitant to talk about, you can rest assured that any disclosure of personal information can happen on your timeline, if/when the time feels right to you. 

  • TAILORED APPROACH: The therapeutic approach is always individually tailored to each client, allowing the family therapist to weave together different therapeutic models to best assist you in your path.

  • DEVELOPING INSIGHT: Your therapist will ask questions to help them get a better understanding of each family member's perspective and life experience. They will use this information to identify patterns, stressors, support systems, and coping strategies. This has the potential to bring great insight into current emotional state and behavior. They will ask about family history to better understand how the families that you grew up in impact your current relationships.

  • HOMEWORK: Your therapist may assign "homework" between sessions so that therapeutic work is not restricted to the therapy hour, allowing greater room for personal growth.

Our Approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Collaborative Approach

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • LifeForce Yoga

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing (scroll down for details)

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Therapists that Offer Family Therapy:

To request a session with any of the above therapists please fill out and submit our contact form​.

 

FAQ's:

  • How long are family therapy sessions?

    • A standard family therapy session is 55 minutes​

  • How often do I go to sessions?

    • Weekly family therapy sessions are recommended at the start of treatment, then frequency may decrease over time as progress is made. If you are unable to attend therapy weekly due to financial or logistical reasons, then bi-weekly therapy is possible, however please do note that this can impact how quickly you make progress on your goals.​

  • Will insurance cover the cost of my sessions?

    • Often, family therapy is not covered by insurance benefits. If you have questions about this, please contact us.

  • How much will sessions cost if my insurance plan does not pay for them?

    • $150/55 minute session​

  • Are you LGBTQ friendly?

    • Yes​! We are proud to create a safe space for all families who work with us. Furthermore, we understand how prejudices can have a profound impact on one's family and impact mental health, including racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and xenophobia. We are allies to POC and the LGBTQ+ community. 

More Information About Substance Use Treatment:

Substance abuse treatment typically focuses on the individual working toward recovery.  However, sometimes the integration of couples or family therapy into substance abuse treatment is indicated.  Each couple or family is a system.  It has been shown that when one part of the system changes (e.g. a family member enters recovery), change presents in other parts as well and sometimes the changes are not anticipated or what we expected.  It can be confusing and indicative of the family system needing its own treatment focus to aid in the overall family functioning.  Some goals may address the transformation from maladaptive communication patterns that previously existed to improving family members intimacy, relations, or boundaries;  to help the family adapt as a unit to the changes taking place in efforts of helping maintain a sober serene lifestyle for one or all members; or to address other unique specific needs. 

 
 
 
 
 

Offering Individual, Couples and Family Therapy  

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Mindful Balance Therapy Center PLLC

(603) 903-1414