As an Expert Therapist, Ms. Pamela Hand, LCSW, CAP, CTT
can help you to address:
What Is Family Therapy?
Family therapy can be useful when you encounter the following issues:
- Family relationships and changes in family life
- Adult mental health
- Parenting issues
- Couple relationships
- Work stress
- Parenting skills
- Chronic health problems, such as asthma or cancer
- Supporting family members through separation, mediation and divorce
- Child and adolescent behavior
- Emotional disorders including anxiety, depression, loss and grief
- Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
- Supporting family members in step-family life<
- Emotional abuse or violence
- Financial problems
Types of Family Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Techniques attempt to change the ways people think or behave in order to reduce or get rid of the problem. The therapist may assign each individual family member with homework tasks to complete or specific behavioral programs might be drawn up.
Psychodynamic ideas used in family therapy tends to look more into the individual’s own unconscious (sometimes called subconscious) minds. This type of therapy attempts to reduce the problem(s) by uncovering the underlying problems. It is the hope of many therapists who use this method that, by providing the individuals with the real reasons for strife, family members will be able to deal with—and work through—their difficulties more successfully. For more information regarding Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Look here.