Family Therapy & Counseling

Family therapy is a great way to improve family relationships, mental health, and reduce conflict in the home. A trained therapist can help each family member, and the family as a whole, to make adjustments that will improve their personal well being and the well being of the family.

Family Therapy & Counseling Services

Family therapy is a great way to improve family relationships, mental health, and reduce conflict in the home. A trained therapist can help each family member, and the family as a whole, to make adjustments that will improve their personal well-being and the well-being of the family. Family therapy is often a key part of therapy with children.

There are several different, popular types of family therapy:

Bowenian: this form of family therapy is best suited for situations in which individuals cannot or do not want to involve other family members in the treatment. Bowenian therapy is built on two core concepts: triangulation (the natural tendency to vent or distress by talking to a third party) and differentiation (learning to become less emotionally reactive in family relationships).

Structural: Structural therapy focuses on adjusting and strengthening the family system to ensure that the parents are in control and that both children and adults set appropriate boundaries. In this form of therapy, the therapist “joins” the family in order to observe, learn, and enhance their ability to help the family strengthen their relationships.

Systemic: The Systemic model refers to the type of therapy that focuses on the unconscious communications and meanings behind family members’ behaviors. The therapist in this form of treatment is neutral and distant, allowing the family members to dive deeper into their issues and problems as a family.

Strategic: This form of therapy is more brief and direct than the others, in which the therapist assigns homework to the family. This homework is intended to change the way family members interact by assessing and adjusting the way the family communicates and makes decisions. The therapist takes the position of power in this type of therapy, which allows other family members who may not usually hold as much power to communicate more effectively (King, 2017).

At South Davis Psychological Services we utilize family therapy & counseling at our office in Centerville, UT and provide treatment for the surrounding areas including Farmington, Ogden, Layton, Kaysville, Bountiful and Salt Lake City, Utah to provide the best in individual counseling, EMDR therapy, family and couple counseling.

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