Family therapy involves meeting with multiple family members at the same time (e.g., parent(s), children, siblings, grandparents, caretakers, etc.). This approach to counseling emphasizes looking at what is occurring between people rather than identifying one person in the family as the "problem." The approach I use to resolving problems within the family is referred to as "cognitive-behavioral." During a typical session, I work with the family to identify patterns of thinking and behaving that may cause or maintain their current difficulties. Once these patterns are identified, alternative approaches and skills are learned.
In my practice, a family therapy appointment typically lasts 45 minutes and the fee is $200 per session. Appointments are most often scheduled once per week. The frequency and duration of treatment may vary based on the needs of the clients.