Navigating family relationships can be complicated at times. Often, we have to juggle multiple roles as a parent, child, spouse, or sibling as part of our everyday life. As a result, it’s easy to feel that the family dynamics are stuck in a repetitive cycle that leaves you feeling exhausted or unappreciated. A family therapist can help you navigate through these difficult circumstances. There is no shame in getting family therapy services if it helps your family to create a strong bond with each other.
Family therapy can help.
Whether you are a spouse who envisioned a happy future with your partner or a parent struggling to support your children’s needs, giving families the safe space they need to air their concerns is my priority. Since family members have different temperaments, communication styles, and sensitivities, navigating these differences on your own can be challenging. At the same time, being too close to the problem could also be distorting your perspective and making it harder to see how communication and behavior is creating problems.
Family therapy helps improve communication and understanding between parents, children, and siblings. Rather than focusing on one person, we evaluate the challenging dynamics of the system as a whole. This allows us to understand the complexities of relationships rather than scapegoating one person as the cause of all the family’s problems. As we work together to heal the system, each family member’s needs are understood more clearly allowing you to regain peace and a sense of emotional safety and closeness.
As a mental health professional, I worked with many families from various cultural and social backgrounds, as well as have years of clinical and parenting experiences. My approach starts with getting to know your family dynamics and then devising a customized treatment plan for you and your family. In this collaborative process, I invite clients to examine their values, patterns, and behaviors to create meaningful, intentional change in their lives. My focus is on your care and successful outcomes by providing a safe, warm, non-judgmental environment for change, growth, and healing. Depending on your needs, I may also recommend other forms of adjunctive therapy, such as rehabilitation treatment and individual therapy especially if one member is struggling with addiction or a mental illness. I further integrate research-validated, attachment-informed, brain-based treatment with other effective modalities including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, and family systems therapies.
Finding the right family therapist is important. I invite you to connect with me for a consultation so I can understand your unique needs. My family therapy services extend across New Jersey.