Family Therapy

Is family therapy right for me?

All families encounter a variety of challenges and stressors as its members grow and develop. Most of the time, families are able to successfully adapt and evolve. However, at times, these growing pains may become more serious and you may want to consult a professional trained in the psychology of families.

Family therapy is based upon the belief that the behaviour of the individual is influenced and maintained by interactions with other important figures in their lives. Effective family therapy can result in deep and lasting changes for individual members as well as for your entire family.

Family Therapy can help to

  • Facilitate communication between parents and children
  • Develop strategies to reduce conflict at home
  • Promote understanding between family members
  • Deal more effectively with difficult transitions such as divorce and remarriage

Family Therapy may address:

  • Parenting
  • Step-parenting
  • Blended families
  • Coping with teenagers
  • Difficulties with communication
  • Family conflict
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Parent-teen relationships
  • Grief
  • Divorce
  • Managing a child with disabilities

What to Expect in Family Therapy

To identify conflicts and set specific goals for resolving them, family therapy often brings entire families together during therapy sessions to gather an understanding of how the members work together as a system.

Therapy usually explores family roles, rules, goals, and stages of development in order to target issues that may contribute to conflict and stress. It may address your family’s behavioural patterns, your ability to solve problems, and your ability to express emotions and communicate with one another. Therapy addresses not only the difficulties you may be experiencing, but also explores and builds on your family’s strengths.

Testimonials

Adam N.
Family Therapy

The experience has been very good for us. We have benefitted as a family under the guidance of our excellent therapist. She is very professional, caring, insightful, thoughtful and patient…we are very satisfied!!

Jeanne L.
Family Therapy

I would recommend the Montreal Therapy Centre to everyone. The sliding-scale was extremely helpful. It is because of this that I was able to get therapy for my family.

Jacques P.
Family Therapy

The therapy helped a lot with my family and our personal problems. I would recommend this centre to others.