Creating Balance | Family Therapy
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Family Therapy

What is Family Therapy?

Families come in all shapes and sizes and each family faces their own unique sets of challenges and strengths.  Family therapy is a series of regular sessions over a finite period of time that focuses on the individual’s role within the family unit.  It is a process of validating the individual within the framework of the family unit to move from dysfunction to a more productive family environment built on authentic relationship and honest communication

At the first session, Shanna will guide families to develop and communicate their goals for therapy and then together structure a program that will work for the entire family to meet those goals.
Is this for you?What to expectModalitiesReady to start?

If any of these describe your life right now, Family Therapy might be for you.

  • Constant tension at home
  • Have the same arguments over and over
  • Feel like a failure as a parent
  • Struggling with children’s school and commitments
  • Challenged with integrating a family after remarriage
  • Adjusting to life after divorce
  • Addiction issues
  • Angry with your children and spouse most of the time
  • Feeling unsafe to express yourself
  • Longing for better family communication
  • Need help solving conflicts

What outcomes can I expect from Family Therapy?

  • Breaking old patterns that perpetuate dysfunction
  • Improved trust between family members
  • Support working through past hurts
  • New patterns of behavior
  • Improved communication
  • Better conflict resolution
  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • Acquire new skills for problem-solving
  • Increased self-knowledge and knowledge and appreciation of all family members
  • Better relationships
  • Greater sense of peace
  • Understand and resolve family gridlock
  • Pro-actively address addiction issues

What should I expect if I enter into Family Therapy?

  • Honest feedback
  • Objective viewpoint
  • Weekly 45-50 or 90-100 minute sessions (may vary depending on family’s goals and treatment plans)
  • Weekly homework
  • Information and education
  • Accountability
  • Concrete goals and real change

What will it cost?

  • Average Price: $200 per 45-50 minute session/$400 per 90-100 minute session – Often this longer session is recommended for family. This will be decided upon in collaboration with Shanna and your family members

Modalities of therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family/Marital
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Group Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal Therapy

Schedule your first session with Shanna to explore your goals and determine a plan that will help you get started, accomplish your goals, and sustain the change you desire in your life.

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Practice Specialties

  • Adolescent issues
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Addictions (food, sex, substance abuse)
  • Anxiety
  • Body image issues
  • Codependency
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/loss/end of life
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Partners of Addicts
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting Issues
  • Family conflict
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD/Deprivation