Family therapy begins with a Family Systems Assessment. The Assessment provides the therapist with
important information on the history and backgrounds of participating family members,
including the parents, and provides significant insight into parental beliefs and values
as well as the way the family system operates.
There may be one or two family sessions in the course of individual treatment, but when it becomes apparent that
Family Therapy is indicated, a Family Systems Assessment will need to be scheduled.
Family therapy, much like couples therapy, helps families to better understand their relationships
and patterns of interaction with each other and within the family as a whole.
This may at times involve meeting with individual family members or perhaps even subgroups
within the family, but frequently it involves a commitment on the part of everyone to be at the therapy sessions.
Many kinds of problems and conflicts can arise in the “best” of families, and yet, in many cases,
there are few settings in which they can better be addressed.
|Stonebriar Psychiatric Services, P.A.
3550 Parkwood Blvd. Suite 705
Frisco, TX 75034