Family is where we first learn our values, customs and traditions, and how to view and observe the world around us. We also learn about love and how to interact with others from these important relationships. Our early family environment and experiences heavily influence how we interact with others throughout life. Simply stated, our family affects who we become.
I am prepared and trained to work with your family no matter its size or make-up (single or co-parent, divorced or separated, non-traditional, guardian or grandparent). My education is specialized in family systems, and I have real-world experience helping families establish less conflictual and more resilient and satisfying relationships. My approach for family therapy is research-based with a mix of talk therapy and interactive experiences. Complimenting my clinical experience and educational background, I, too, am a parent raising three children in today’s quickly changing world and have a pulse on the daily demands of family life.
What to expect in family therapy?
- Examine your family’s ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions
- Explore family roles and rules
- Work to uncover repeated negative patterns of conflict
- Identify family’s strengths and ways to deepen connection and belonging
Some positive family therapy outcomes are:
- Promotes problem-solving and collaboration
- Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries
- Reduced conflict
- When conflict does arise, manage it with healthy communication skills
- Increased empathy and understanding
- Increased cohesion and connection
Family Therapy for Post Outpatient or Post Residential Addiction Treatment
The road to sobriety for young adults (age 21 and older) is challenging and rewarding, humbling and empowering. A family-inclusive approach has been proven to increase positive outcomes for substance use treatment and is an important factor in long-term success. Once a young adult completes outpatient or residential addiction treatment, families often need support to navigate the next stage of sobriety: incorporating the skills and insights gained in treatment into real-world, day-to-day living.
Corner House may be the right fit for families seeking follow-up or continued family therapy after their adult child has completed out or inpatient addiction treatment.
At Corner House, the approach to supporting young adults in their sober lifestyle includes parents. When parents are part of substance use treatment, open communication, healthy boundaries, conflict management skills, and family cohesion contribute to a solid foundation for success in sobriety.
Please note: Corner House is currently not taking new families seeking help for teens (ages 14-20) struggling with addiction.