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Family Therapy Arlington, VA

Family Therapy in Arlington, Virginia

Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong.

It is one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of your life. However, families often find themselves feeling disconnected. Sometimes even arguing, blaming, and finding it challenging to coexist in one space. 

Families function as a system, and when one member is struggling, everyone is. Family therapy in Arlington can help you end those difficulties. It is a way for you and your loved ones to build a healthier family system, one in which you trust each other, resolve conflicts constructively, and work together as a team to grow.

Whether you feel disconnected, fight all the time, or are suffering from a significant life event such as divorce, or the loss of a loved one, we are here to help.

Let’s end the frustration and make your family bond stronger than ever.

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Our Family Therapists in Arlington

VICTORIA MWONGELA The Counseling center of Maryland

Victoria Mwongela, LCPC

Victoria is a psychotherapist at the Counseling Center Group providing individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy to clients of all ages. Victoria is a Licensed Clinical Professional ...


John Perry, MA, NCC

John is a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia. They have a special interest in working with LGBTQIA+ issues, relational conflict, life transitions, depression, anxiety, multicultural issues, identity ...

Emma Ratpojanakul

Emma Ratpojanakul, LMSW

Emma is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Virginia. She has a special interest in working with clients experiencing life transitions, cultural and racial identity issues, ...

Christopher Wright

Christopher Wright – Clinical Graduate Intern

Christopher is a counseling intern at the Counseling Center Group. He is completing his Master of Arts in Christian Marital, Family, and Individual Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary working ...

What is Family Therapy Arlington VA?

Family therapy or family counseling is a type of psychotherapy that helps your family heal as a whole. This can be between parents and children, partners, or any other family member. Our family therapy Arlington can help all kinds of families including the family you define. 

The common misconception is that family therapy is just a family awkwardly gathered on a couch feeling frustrated and angry. However, it’s actually an opportunity for families to open up in a safe, comfortable space with a trained professional to be genuinely heard and understood. Our experts maintain a sense of structure and safety so that your issues are discussed without screaming and enmity.

It starts with you and your family meeting with your therapist to determine the roles, identify the problems, and tailor the therapy to meet your family’s unique needs. We will set the goals together, and your therapist will guide you toward reaching them. We use a variety of approaches to ensure you receive the most effective and personalized care.

Using evidence-based methods, your therapist will help you identify the behavior patterns that cause the problems in your family and replace those behaviors with positive ones that are in line with your goals and values, such as:

  • 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 family therapists in Arlington will equip you with the tools and strategies necessary to help you create a stronger, healthier, and more harmonious family life for you and your loved ones.

Does My Family Need Family Therapy?

Needing family therapy doesn’t mean your family has to be in a crisis. Even the strongest and healthiest relationships, including your family bond, have room to grow. It can be a way for you to strengthen your connection and understand each other better.

However, if you or your loved ones are experiencing any of these difficulties, family therapy is encouraged:

  • 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!

Remember, seeking therapy is a sign of strength. Our family therapists in Arlington are dedicated to helping families grow stronger and more connected.

How Do We Start Family Therapy?

Our family therapists in Arlington often get asked questions by individuals who find it challenging to get their family members on board for family therapy.

To start family therapy, someone first has to take the initiative to find a family therapist and seek help on behalf of the family. It is completely okay to engage a therapist before everyone is on board because you might consider having a session yourself first.

This session will be a perfect way for you to get guidance on your specific situation. Your therapist will help you understand how you can get everyone to feel good about making this choice, and how to deal with individual concerns.

Another thing you can do is attend therapy virtually. Video conferencing can make it much easier to get your family members on board for family therapy.

Now, we understand you don’t want to leave anyone out, but it’s okay if not everyone shows up. This doesn’t mean they won’t benefit from the work we do. We treat your family as a whole, and if part of the system grows, everyone grows.

Book an Appointment for Family Therapy in Arlington, VA

Your family deserves to thrive. 

Our therapists in Arlington will equip you with all the tools and strategies necessary for you and your loved ones to lead a fulfilling life.

Book an appointment or reach out to get started.