Let's face it, family can be our lifeline, yet also so complicated and difficult. The same people who we love so much can also be the ones who hurt us the most. Often, we get in stuck in the same routines and expectations of how family members are supposed to interact with each other. Family roles don't change easily on their own, but how we get along with family members often take the center stage on how we feel about ourselves and our life satisfaction. Therefore, it is important to work on improving communication and relationships through family therapy.
I have been trained in Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed, anxious and suicidal adolescents and young adults. ABFT encourages healthy family attachments in efforts to reduce conflicts and improve family bonds. In research, ABFT has been shown to reduce depression, hopelessness, anxiety, family conflict and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Family therapy sessions will be designed for your family’s specific needs and will focus on improving your family’s relationships while building skills in the following areas:
Understanding each other
Tolerance and Respect
Understanding Developmental Stages
Attachment-Based Family Therapy