Family therapy helps the entire family system address and change behaviors that may be causing conflict. Frequently a child is acting out as a result of unresolved issues within their family. Therefore counseling is more successful when their family is involved, not only the identified client.
As we begin to work together, the parent's knowledge of their child and family is paired with my professional knowledge of child development and family dynamics. We prefer to use sessions with the child, parents, and siblings on a rotating basis. Even when working with one child, we hold parent and family sessions to help process and identify factors connected to the presenting problem. We believe that this provides the best level of care.