What is it? Family Therapy is a way to promote communication, enhance familial relationships, and promote familial harmony. Each family is unique, and the type of strategies employed to achieve these goals will vary, but the goal of facing and conquering challenges as a family “team,” while dealing with each member as an individual, remains paramount to this type of therapy.
Who will benefit? Any family will benefit from Family Therapy, as it focuses everyone’s attention on the family as a unit, and on how to make the unit stronger and healthier.
It helps family members examine and learn each other’s perspectives and develop the ability to be more empathic with one another. Additionally,
it helps families in need of assistance communicating effectively with each other, or families with complicated, strained or difficult familial relationships. This type of therapy is particularly helpful to families who have experienced a traumatic event, including among others, relocation, the loss of a loved one, divorce, drug/alcohol problems, etc.
How does it work ? Since each family is unique, there is no uniform approach to this type of therapy. Each family member is included as part of the evaluation and goal establishment process, which determines the course of any particular family therapy.
Depending on the specific issues and challenges, a therapeutic approach is specifically designed for each individual family.
How do I get started? By calling 813-784-2442, to schedule an initial consultation, which will consist of a mutually convenient in-person meeting with licensed psychotherapist Carrie Cohen. It is generally preferable that both parents attend the initial meeting, prior to meeting as a family.