Creating Connection and Attachment in Family Systems
- As humans, we are hard wired for connection. We seek closeness, comfort and security from those we depend on.
- We assist parents & children of all ages reconnect and communicate more clearly to feel the nourishing bond of secure attachment.
Our staff is specifically trained in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, EFFT. We have a road map for therapy where we focus on restoring family bonds and promote resiliency. In understanding the family distress, we work from an attachment perspective with emphasis on understanding the emotional dynamics that feed into family dynamics. We experientially engage the entire system to promote new, corrective interactions which decrease relational rigidity and distress and promote clearer communication.
Our goal is to transform problematic interactions, which often undermine a family’s safety and well-being. The parent & child relationship is redefined through new experiences of trust & vulnerability. We restore flexible connection and responsiveness in order to maintain healthy emotional bonds.
We also blend Strategic Family Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Solution Focused Family Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy and PsychoEducation to insure each family has the most effective and focused treatment to restore their family system.
What does Family Therapy look like?
- Parents & children/teens
- Adult children & parents
- Intergenerational sessions
- Sibling sessions
Our initial consultation is one where we meet with the whole family. This allows us to evaluate the level of treatment and work with the most distressed subsystem.
We develop a treatment plan of family sessions, parent sessions, sibling sessions, individual sessions depending on your specific needs.
Common issues addressed include, but are not limited to:
- poor communication & conflict
- substance abuse
- academic related issues
- juvenile sexual offenders
- sibling tension, rivalry, conflict
- transitional & developmental issues
- blended family issues
Our goals are aimed at building strong and cohesive families from the inside out. We find deeper emotional engagement and shared attachment needs and work through the relational injuries that occur with all families.
Our staff has a road map for therapy where we take the family through specific steps and stages designed to increase accessibility, responsiveness and vulnerability between parents and their children.
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