A family means a group that loves and supports each other despite shortcomings. Our family affects who we are and whom we become, for better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us from our family. We also learn how to love and how to interact with others from these first important relationships. In these powerful relationships, we can also be faced with obstacles that may create dysfunction.
Family therapy looks different for each family unit, dependent upon you and your family's needs. Some sessions may be primarily talk-based, whereas others may include various activities and engagements. Family therapy can help support your family in overcoming dysfunction, enhancing attachments amongst one another, creating a greater sense of empathy, and improving positive communication.