Family Therapy

Family therapy, as the name implies, is a type of therapy that works with families to cultivate positive change and development. While small disagreements are a given in any family, constant conflict can have lasting negative consequences. Serious conflicts can arise from a variety of different sources including substance abuse, financial problems, mental illness, marital problems, the birth of a child, child rearing, parent and child problems, a job change or a big move. A mental health professional specializing in family therapy can help to find peaceful solutions to family conflicts. If your family is facing a situation that is causing stress or anger, or if you need help developing better ways of communicating, family therapy can be very valuable and, ultimately, bring you closer together.

Local experts in Family Therapy

Michelle Pliske

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

DSW LCSW RPT-S

Family therapy includes every member of the family. My role is to find opportunities through creativity for every member to have a voice and to feel included regardless of age. Each family member holds a different role and perspective and should be a part of the therapy process.

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Eric Loya

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have provided family therapy throughout my years of in my practice, and am skilled in facilitating safe and constructive family dialogue, providing supportive and reflective feedback, and supporting parents with managing challenges.

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Family Roots Therapy

Licensed Professional Counselor

Our therapists have a variety of backgrounds in engaging families in treatment. Specialized training in using Structural Family Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and other relationship-based approaches allow our therapists to confidently treat the entire family and manage conflict within families.

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Caitlin Lynch (They/them)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MS, NCC

Sometimes families fall into unhelpful habits that keep them from creating the culture and relationships they wish to have. I'll approach our work from a place of respect, collaborating to find shared family goals and strengths, noting unhelpful patterns of interaction, and helping you find a new normal that best fits your family.

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Jaxon Shaffer, M.A. (they/them)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA

My training at Lewis and Clark Graduate School was grounded in family therapy through a social justice lens. I work with couples, families and individuals from a relational framework, this means seeing a person as a culmination of the relationships and social systems that they are and have been a part of. I consider family of origin, dysfunctional cycles, self in the context of a family unit, attachment development, intersecting identities, diagnosis (if desired), and much more.

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THRIVE Clinic

Clinical Psychologist

Family therapy can be a powerful intervention - especially for those with a loved one suffering from mental illness. Several studies, for instance, have indicated that family environment can significantly impact the course and outcome of mood and psychotic disorders. At THRIVE, we practice Family-Focused Therapy, an evidence-based therapy for teens and adults struggling with mood disorders.

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Family Ties Counseling Center

Licensed Professional Counselor

Family systems sees your presented marital, family or even child\\'s problems as the outgrowth of the underlying relationship dynamics. This is illuminating because family systems avoids blaming or diagnosing any one person as THE problem. As you are probably well aware of, there is already too much blaming already going in the first place.

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Brettyn Gibson

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

As a family therapist, I pull strengths for the individual, or smaller family unit, from the relationships that they surround themselves with- whether that be natural family or chosen family!

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Josh Ziegler

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Family therapy is dynamic and each family brings their own set of unique problems. Problems, by definition, pair with their own unique solutions. Family therapy helps identify goals, and facilitates change considering the needs of each family member.

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Erin Webb (she/her)

Licensed Art Therapist

LPC, LAT

The Collaborative Problem Solving approach, that I use when working with families, is an evidence-based method for decreasing stressful family interactions by teaching youth the skills needed to meet expectations. Engaging your teen in Collaborative Problem Solving discussions will help them open up, consider the perspective of others, and increase their problem solving and thinking skills.

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Janean VeDova

Marriage and Family Therapist

As a marriage couple and family therapist I am trained in family system. Families are unique, how they are configured, family rules and expectations, family roles and family of origin. Each family goes through family life cycles. I approach family therapy systemically and consider all the systems and relationships the family is involved in.

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Kevin Wright

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have been trained and believe in supporting families to set goals and overcome problems. Families experience a sense of relief and new purpose when coming together to face their challenges.

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Jolie Guillebeau

Licensed Professional Counselor

'No one is an island.' Children and adults all navigate their own mental health in the context of family. Without support for the whole family, real change is unlikely to occur. I work with the whole family to support positive effectual change for the whole system.

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Yshai Boussi

Licensed Professional Counselor

I've been practicing as a family therapist since 2003. In addition, my graduate school training was one that specialized in family therapy. I've worked with many different family configurations including single parents, step-families, LGBT families and families with a wide range of cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

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