Family therapy is indicated when a problem is impacting multiple people, or when a person who is struggling with a problem needs help in developing support to manage their problem. Generally, any issue that can be treated with psychotherapy (depression anxiety, delinquency) can be treated with a family therapy approach. The most common family therapy referrals are in cases of excessive family conflict, adolescent delinquency, and families struggling with transitions.
While they can vary greatly in therapy and technique, what all family therapy approaches have in common is that they begin with the belief that no one person is not the problem, and that everyone in the family system can contribute to resolving the presenting problem. At PCG we take a strengths-focused approach to family therapy that respects all family members and allows everyone in the room a voice.
Often, we find that a mix of family therapy and individual therapy help our clients achieve the best results. Your therapist will discuss these different treatment modalities in the course of treatment planning.