Family Therapy

Family Therapy

A family session can include two or more family members in a session to explore the root cause of concerns impacting the family dynamic, whether there has been a dysfunction that has been passed down through multiple generations or the family is currently experiencing a life cycle transition. Therapeutic techniques for family therapy models such as Structural, Bowen, and Strategic are used to bring family members together to transform their interactions.

What to expect?

Family therapy requires an open mind as family therapy techniques include exercises and games that help move the family dynamics towards the agreed upon goals for family therapy. All family members must be physically present in Arizona when therapy sessions are occurring and ready to participate within session directives as well as outside directives that may include one or all members of the family attending individual therapy to complement the family therapy process. Family therapy is available in person and via teletherapy depending on the therapist’s availability and the number of family members attending therapy.

Featured Therapy Modalities

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

ART is trauma based psychotherapy that fosters rapid recovery by reprogramming how the brain stores traumatic memories and imagery. This approach provides effective relief from the strong physical and emotional reactions associated with post-traumatic stress (PTSD), trauma, anxiety, cravings, depression and performance, in as few as 3 – 5 sessions. Individuals respond with relief and do not have to talk about the experiences over again unlike other therapies. After a few sessions individuals will keep their memories but lose the emotional pain and response.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is an evidence-based, psychotherapy that works to process traumatic events, adverse experiences and resolve the emotional distress from those events and experiences. Sessions consist of exploring past events in order to target the root cause of current symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression and other mental health issues. This approach provides effective relief within a shorter amount of time with less emotional disturbance compared to traditional trauma modalities.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT works to recognize and change the often distorted, automatic thought process that is affecting emotional and behavioral functioning. This is done through exploring how one’s beliefs about the world, and personal experiences, contribute to distorted thoughts, and works to develop the ability to replace the automatic thought with a more realistic perceptive, minimizing the individual’s distress. 

Marriage & Family Therapy Modality (MFT)

Marriage and Family Therapy uniquely takes into consideration the family and environmental system as a whole, meaning the therapist explores how environmental factors, such as interactions and relationships, contribute to current functioning and then applies assessed information when treating individuals, couples, and families.Marriage and Family Therapy theory techniques strategically find the dysfunctional generational patterns in individuals, families and couples in order to create an opportunity for sustained change instead of short-term emotional relief. Marriage and Family Therapists have specialized education and training in working with couples and families that other behavioral health professionals are not required to have, such as a minimum of 1,500 supervised hours of working with couples or families. 

Faith and Spirituality Integration

The integration of faith and spirituality into the work of mental and emotional health. This could including praying, mention or discussion of spiritual or religious writings, traditions, songs, videos or stories based on the therapist’s and client’s level of comfort. Spiritual or religious integration is used to aid in healing and the achievement of emotional regulation, therapeutic processing, increased emotional IQ, understanding promise, purpose and provision, understanding suffering, setting priorities and making decisions that lead to meaning in one’s life. Faith and Spirituality Integration

The integration of faith and spirituality into the work of mental and emotional health. This could including praying, mention or discussion of spiritual or religious writings, traditions, songs, videos or stories based on the therapist’s and client’s level of comfort. Spiritual or religious integration is used to aid in healing and the achievement of emotional regulation, therapeutic processing, increased emotional IQ, understanding promise, purpose and provision, understanding suffering, setting priorities and making decisions that lead to meaning in one’s life.