Family therapy involves a group of people who care for one another and identify as family. Examples of family members who engage in family therapy are: parents, guardians, children/adolescents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family therapy can be
useful when the family system is dysregulated, when the family needs to learn how to better support a family member, or when one member’s difficulties are impacting the family system. Common examples of family therapy treatment goals are: increasing understanding and
support of one another, improving communication, changing ineffective relationship behavioural patterns, or supporting family transitions such a separation or divorce.
The first step is to contact the clinic to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation with the Clinic Coordinator. During your phone consultation, you will receive information about the clinic and therapist recommendations. Family therapy starts with an intake session where the therapist will meet with the family and assess difficulties and needs.