Families exhibit their own unique dynamics and often times those dynamics might be unhealthy which leads to conflict. Just like individuals need fine tuning on their communication skills, so do families. Families often seek therapy for various reasons ranging from difficulties communicating to a significant stressor such as a loss in the family, severe physical or mental illness, or a parental divorce. In therapy, individuals learn the importance of taking each other’s perspective, valuing one another and verbalizing emotional needs. Together we learn to make new meaning out of behaviors and reframe those behaviors that are often exhibited in families in distress. Families are better able to form healthy boundaries with one another, communicate their emotional needs, and in turn enhance family functioning and improve interactions among family members.


When we encounter an unexpected challenge of threat the only way to save ourselves is to hold on tight to the people around us and not let go.”
— Shawn Achor