Family therapy in Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, Capitola and Scotts Valley
We specialize in helping families with:
Family Stress + Conflict
Communication + Arguments
Divorce + Separation
Stress + Overwhelmed
Grief + Loss
Parenting + Co-Parenting
Why family therapy?
Family therapy is a special form of psychotherapy that focuses on changes within a family, and recognizes that family relationships have an impact on the feelings, behavior and psychological adjustment of every family member. Instead of meeting with one individual, all or most family members are involved in the family counseling process. In blended families, the family counselor may include stepparents, step-siblings and half-siblings.
How can a family therapist help?
By engaging in family counseling with a TherapyWorks therapist or psychologist, your family will have the opportunity to explore, express and better understand one another’s feelings, while also learning new skills to better manage thoughts and behaviors. The goals of family counseling are to have the therapy experience become a catalyst for positive change and opportunities to improve family functioning so that each member can learn and grow both in and out of the therapy session.
Who benefits from family counseling?
There are many signs and symptoms that can help predict whether a family may benefit from receiving family counseling. These may include:
- Current or History of Abuse
- Adjustments (Relocation, Career Change, etc.)
- Anger Management
- Anxiety / Excessive Worrying / Unexplained Fears
- Behavioral Concerns / Acting-Out Behaviors
- Child Abuse
- College and Career Decisions, Selection and Transitions
- Crisis Management
- Cultural Concerns
- Depression / Sad or Hopeless Feelings / Excessive Crying / Suicidal Thoughts or Tendencies
- Domestic Violence
- Family Conflict / Separation / Divorce / Blended Families
- Grief and Loss
- LGBTQ Issues
- Life Transitions
- Parenting Concerns
- Relationship Concerns
- Sexual Abuse
- Stress / Overwhelm