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Family Therapy New Jersey

Family Therapy Services in New Jersey

Families form the foundation that empowers you to stand tall and be resilient against life’s many ups and downs.

Embracing this remarkable aspect of your life can be seen as both sides of the same coin, challenging and also incredibly fulfilling. Nevertheless, many families experience moments of disconnection, occasional disputes, and difficulties coexisting under the same roof.

It’s important to recognize that families operate as intricate systems. When one member faces challenges, the entire unit is affected. This is where family therapy in New Jersey steps in to provide much-needed support. Family Therapy offers you and your loved ones an opportunity to create healthier family dynamics, identified by mutual trust, productive conflict resolution, and overall collaborative growth.

Let’s put an end to the frustration and work together to strengthen your family bond like never before.

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Our Family Therapists in New Jersey

Whether you’re struggling with feelings of disconnection, experiencing conflicts, or navigating through challenging life events such as divorce or the loss of a loved one, our team is here to help. 

christine benson

Christine Benson, LMFTA

As a dedicated Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), Christine is committed to providing compassionate and effective therapeutic services to individuals seeking support and guidance. Christine’s therapeutic approach is client-centered; emphasizing empathy, ...

casey santora

Casey Santora, LMSW

Casey Santora is a passionate and dedicated licensed social worker with expertise working with children and adolescents to learn techniques and tools which will help them to lead happy and ...

Jess Haddad

Jessica Haddad, LCSW

Jess is the Clinical Director of The Counseling Center of New Jersey. Her style is attentive, caring, and driven to support and empower her clients as they create a life ...

Understanding Family Therapy

Family therapy, also known as family counseling, is a form of psychotherapy dedicated to promoting healing within your overall family unit. Whether it’s the relationship between a parent and child, partners, or any other type of family member, our family therapy services in New Jersey are designed to assist all types of families. At the end of the day, the definition of “family” is entirely up to you.

Contrary to popular belief, family therapy isn’t just a gathering between frustrated and angry family members. Instead, this therapy serves as a safe and comfortable space that allows families to express their genuine selves while being guided by a skilled therapist. This therapist ensures a structured and safe environment while fostering open and understanding conversations rather than heated arguments.

Your journey begins with your family and the therapist coming together to identify roles, pinpoint issues, and customize the therapy to cater to your family’s unique needs. Together as a team, goals are set, and your therapist will guide you to help achieve them. Our approach draws from a range of methods to ensure your care is not only effective but also personalized.

By applying evidence-based techniques, your therapist will assist you in recognizing behavior patterns contributing to family issues and replace these with positive ones that align with your goals and values. These may include:

  • Improving communication
  • Recovering trust
  • Understanding one another
  • Learning coping skills
  • Helping you see others as they are
  • Resolving conflicts that have built up over time

Our team of family therapists in New Jersey is dedicated to providing you with the expertise and techniques needed to foster a more robust, wholesome, and harmonious family existence, benefiting both you and your cherished ones.

Assessing the Need for Family Therapy

Seeking family therapy isn’t reserved for moments of crisis. Even the most resilient and thriving relationships, including the bonds within your family, can benefit from growth and improvement. It serves as a valuable means to reinforce your connections and deepen mutual understanding.

Nevertheless, it’s important to consider family therapy if you or your loved ones encounter any of the following challenges:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Communication issues
  • Tension between children and parents
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Intense fighting and arguing
  • Major life events or transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Marital conflicts
  • Infertility
  • And more!

Keep in mind that reaching out for therapy is a testament to your resilience. Our team of family therapists in New Jersey is committed to empowering families to become more resilient and deeply bonded.

Initiating the Family Therapy Process

At times, our family therapists in New Jersey will receive inquiries from individuals facing challenges when it comes to convincing their family members to go to family therapy.

To initiate family therapy, someone has to take the first step to locate a family therapist and seek assistance on behalf of the family. It’s entirely acceptable to engage a therapist even before the entire family is fully on board with the idea. You might even consider attending an initial session by yourself.

This individual session serves as a valuable opportunity for you to receive guidance tailored to your specific circumstances. Your therapist will assist you in creating strategies to help everyone in your family feel comfortable about embarking on this journey and address any individual concerns that may come up.

An alternative approach is to participate in therapy virtually, using video conferencing. This can significantly simplify the process of getting your entire family on board with starting family therapy.

We understand the desire to involve everyone, but it’s important to remember that it’s okay if not everyone is present to start. Their absence doesn’t imply they won’t benefit from the therapeutic work we do. We view your family as a cohesive unit, and when one part of the system grows, it contributes to the growth of the entire family.

Book an Appointment for Family Therapy in New Jersey

Our team of therapists in New Jersey is here to provide you with a comprehensive toolkit of strategies and resources, empowering both you and your loved ones to embrace a rewarding and fulfilling life.

Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment or simply reach out to begin this journey.