Family Therapy serves a variety of constructions of the family unit. Of principle importance is developing a mutual understanding through the practice of active listening, thus cultivating an open space for each member of the family to have a voice.
One of the ways family therapy is needed is when changes in the family have not resulted in a deeper recognition of and connection to the impact this change has made on each member. Family therapy addresses the ways in which this transition is difficult and offers creative ways members can support each other through this. This often happens when giving birth to the first child. As many have experienced, there is a special set of experiences with a second child.
Each family is different and characterized by a unique set of needs and demands. Learning how to negotiate needs internally and adapt to the demands of family life is explored.
Intergenerational trauma often arises as the family dynamic improves by learning new methods and harnessing appreciation for the ways in which the old still work.
Family therapy can be an enriching experience of learning how to express the love one already feels inside, encounter and share negative and positive feelings one was previously unaware, and develop an understanding for the behaviors and ways of relating to one another that feel intolerable. Specific techniques and creative engagements are offered as part of creating space for each individual within the family.