What is family therapy?

Family therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that targets the dynamics and functioning of entire family units. Unlike individual therapy, it recognizes that the relationships within a family significantly influence the well-being of its members. The approach is holistic, focusing on the interconnectedness of family issues and providing comprehensive interventions.

In family therapy, the family itself becomes the focal point of treatment. It delves into unique dynamics, roles, communication patterns, and interactions within the family to identify underlying problems. By doing so, therapists offer strategies and interventions to foster healthier relationships and more effective problem-solving within the family framework.

The core objective is to create a safe and supportive environment where family members can openly express their thoughts, emotions, and concerns. This structured space allows families to collaborate, learn, and develop essential skills for nurturing better relationships, improving communication, and resolving conflicts. As a result, family therapy contributes to a more harmonious and functional family unit, enhancing the overall well-being of each family member.

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What does family therapy involve?

Family Therapy involves a collaborative process where a trained therapist works with the entire family to identify and address challenges, conflicts, and communication issues. It often includes the following key components:

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  • Assessment: The therapist conducts an initial assessment to understand the family’s history, dynamics, and the specific issues they are facing.
  • Identification of patterns: Through conversations and observation, the therapist identifies recurring patterns of behavior and communication within the family that may contribute to conflicts or issues.
  • Open communication: Family members are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment. The therapist facilitates open and constructive dialogue.
  • Conflict resolution: The therapist helps the family develop effective strategies for resolving conflicts, improving communication, and managing emotions.
  • Skill-building: Family members are taught practical skills and techniques to enhance their communication, problem-solving, and coping abilities.
  • Exploration of roles: The therapist explores the roles and responsibilities of each family member to ensure that they are balanced and fair.
  • Setting goals: The family, together with the therapist, sets clear goals and objectives for therapy, focusing on improving relationships and overall family well-being.

Benefits of family therapy:

  • Improved family relationships: Family therapy promotes healthier communication, understanding, and cooperation among family members, leading to stronger bonds.
  • Resolution of conflicts: It provides a structured approach to address and resolve conflicts and issues within the family.
  • Enhanced problem-solving skills: Family members learn effective problem-solving and coping skills, which can be applied to various life situations.
  • Support for individual issues: Family therapy can also address individual challenges or mental health issues that affect the family unit.
  • Positive parenting: It helps parents develop effective parenting skills and strategies for managing their children’s behavior.
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Who will benefit from family therapy?

Family therapy is a valuable resource for a diverse range of individuals and families facing various challenges. It is particularly beneficial for those grappling with communication breakdowns, conflicts, or misunderstandings within the family unit. Families undergoing significant life changes, such as divorce, remarriage, relocation, or the loss of a family member, can also find support and guidance through family therapy.

In instances where mental health challenges impact one or more family members, such as depression, anxiety, or addiction, family therapy provides a framework for understanding and addressing these issues collectively. Similarly, families with children or adolescents exhibiting behavioral problems, substance abuse, or defiance can benefit from the comprehensive approach of family therapy.

Moreover, couples or families aiming to enhance their relationships, including those in blended families or experiencing difficulties, can seek valuable insights and strategies through family therapy. 

Testimonials

Gino PlataniaGino Platania
23:53 30 Apr 24
I highly recommend Good Health Psychiatric Services. Thorough, compassionate, knowledgeable, and they truly care. Great customer service as well across all departments.
Arturo AvilesArturo Aviles
23:49 30 Apr 24
Very good experience and a very good talk as well
Bereniez PerezBereniez Perez
01:15 30 Apr 24
Great experience !
Rosemary BattsRosemary Batts
13:56 23 Apr 24
Great experience with staff. Everyone is so professional. Dr. made me comfortable and it was easy to talk with her.
Laura DohertyLaura Doherty
02:45 06 Mar 24
I have a great down to earth provider. All of my appointments are virtual so I don’t have to schedule around them. The help center is actually extremely helpful and gets messages to your doctor with a response usually the same day. I highly recommend these services. Also they take insurance unlike most virtual doctors that cost hundreds just for a medication refill appointment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
Gino PlataniaGino Platania
23:53 30 Apr 24
I highly recommend Good Health Psychiatric Services. Thorough, compassionate, knowledgeable, and they truly care. Great customer service as well across all departments.
Arturo AvilesArturo Aviles
23:49 30 Apr 24
Very good experience and a very good talk as well
Bereniez PerezBereniez Perez
01:15 30 Apr 24
Great experience !
Rosemary BattsRosemary Batts
13:56 23 Apr 24
Great experience with staff. Everyone is so professional. Dr. made me comfortable and it was easy to talk with her.
Laura DohertyLaura Doherty
02:45 06 Mar 24
I have a great down to earth provider. All of my appointments are virtual so I don’t have to schedule around them. The help center is actually extremely helpful and gets messages to your doctor with a response usually the same day. I highly recommend these services. Also they take insurance unlike most virtual doctors that cost hundreds just for a medication refill appointment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
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Why choose GoodHealth for family therapy?

GoodHealth is your trusted partner in family therapy, offering specialized expertise in addressing complex family dynamics and fostering positive change. Our dedicated therapists understand the unique challenges that families face and work collaboratively to create a tailored treatment plan. We are committed to evidence-based practices, ensuring that your family receives the most effective and impactful therapy.

Our approach focuses on enhancing family relationships, improving communication, and equipping families with practical skills to navigate life’s challenges. With flexible scheduling and a supportive environment, GoodHealth is dedicated to guiding your family toward healthier and more harmonious relationships.

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