In working with families, I try to understand what brought the family to therapy, the history of the family and to honor the perspective of each family member. I help the family develop insight into recurring patterns and to recognize the negative cycle that keeps them stuck and unhappy. I also help the family build on the positive aspects of their relations which are already at work.
We work together to develop the ability to listen to one another respectfully, even when they disagree. Once you understand where the other members of your family are coming from and how the family style impacts each person we can then work together to improve your process, shed the roles which you have been assigned or developed and rework the alliances that may have developed among some family members.