Family

Family Therapy

The therapeutic framework between individual therapy and family therapy is quite different. Family therapy focuses on the entire system, and works within the family, and its’ various parts, as a unit.┬áThe emphasis is on the inter-relatedness of the family members, identifying family strong-holds (i.e., acting out versus talking about feelings), and formulating new ways of allowing each person to be heard and valued by the other family members.

Although a family member may be called into an individual therapy session with a spouse or relative, the individual therapy framework is upheld. That is, the guest coming into the session is there in a supportive role at the request of the family member and/or therapist. Whereas, in family therapy, all members have an equal footing within the therapeutic framework.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Jim Crosby at 425.870.9703 or Robin Crosby at 425.345.6129