When we work with families, we consider the whole family system. Understanding family systems helps us see how the pieces of our lives fit together.
It's hard not to "blame" one family member as the source of all pain. We try not to do that.
This is one of the most difficult parts of family therapy - not picking a scapegoat. Because, sometimes we think if that one person would change, we'd all be better.
We find either that "one person" may not be participating in therapy or that if the person does change then the whole system changes.
If someone in my family changes, then I will be faced with changing myself in relationship with that person - it can get messy.
We hope our approach is one that will help your family.
If you think it is and are interested in learning more, call us and let’s get started.
Janet: (703) 999-5568
John: (703) 999-5567