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In-Home Therapy

In-home therapy has been well accepted over the years as an effective modality of treatment for families who have difficulty attending traditional outpatient therapy. This method of therapy alleviates the problems of transportation, childcare and sometimes reluctant family members.

Young people are sometimes more willing to participate in family therapy when it is conducted in the home. Individual Counseling can be less formal than psychotherapy, in that it provides an informal environment for personal exploration. In general, in-home therapy makes a family more comfortable with treatment.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy is a method of treatment in which the complex relationships of individuals within the family are treated together. Traditional psychotherapy focuses on the internal dilemmas of the individual. Family therapy considers individual personalities, coping styles, beliefs, strengths, and weaknesses, but all as part of the family. We aim to help family relationships to become more productive and satisfying for everyone involved. Developing healthy relationships within the family greatly increases each member’s ability to have productive relationships with people outside the home as well.

Family therapy is often the treatment of choice for children and teenagers. Parents know their children better than anyone on earth. Although they may not always feel this way, parents are important to their children. Frequently, parents can make changes for their children that help them improve or become healthier. Often times there may be unrecognized patterns of communication that are not helpful. Sometimes expectations need a more thorough understanding and possible negotiations for change. When family functioning improves, presenting problems or symptoms improve. In families it is easier to build up what is right than to take away what is wrong. This focus on health and healing can help provide a more effective and less time consuming course of treatment

The first steps of family therapy are to look at the total picture. The therapist will explore with the family current problems areas, living situation, relationship strengths or challenges, family history, individual concerns, and communications patterns. As areas of work are identified, the therapist will communicate directly with family members as they work amongst themselves. Family therapy is known to take less time than individual therapy.

The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
has a homepage with more information. To visit this website, click here.


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