Family Counseling

Are communication breakdowns preventing your family from thriving?

Are life changes causing stress within your family?

Do you want to empower your family to face life’s challenges with strength and unity?

At Psych Choices of the Delaware Valley, we understand that families aren’t just groups of individuals but intricate webs of relationships, each with its unique set of challenges. Whether you’re striving to deepen connections, resolve conflicts or foster a nurturing environment, our expert family therapists are here to illuminate your journey toward collective well-being.


Is Your Family Ready for a Positive Change?

Imagine a space where every voice is heard, where the invisible threads that bind your family are strengthened with understanding and compassion. That space exists, and it’s right here at Psych Choices. Our family therapy sessions are more than just conversations; they’re transformative experiences designed to promote healing, growth and lasting bonds.

What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy, or family counseling, not only helps family members learn to get along better with one another, but also can help individuals in the family change their behaviors and begin to feel better in many ways. It is also an important part of treatment when someone in the family may be struggling with substance abuse, eating disorders, behavior problems or mental illness.

A family may include any two or more individuals who are related or who live in a close relationship with one another. A family session may include married or unmarried parents and their children, divorced parents, stepparents, grandparents, adult siblings, foster parents or any other kind of family group.

Most insurance plans will cover family therapy as a part of treatment for the insured individual. The cost of family therapy sessions is about the same as for an individual session.

How Can a Family Therapist Help?

A family therapist is trained to be as objective as possible, to avoid taking sides, but rather to help each individual in the family better understand each of the others. In treatment, family members may learn parenting strategies, communication and problem-solving skills. They may learn to understand and empathize better with one another, and may gain insight into themselves.

Why Choose Family Therapy?

  • Build Stronger Bonds: Learn effective communication skills to express feelings and needs and enhance the emotional connection between family members.
  • Resolve Conflicts: Gain new perspectives and strategies to resolve conflicts and reduce tension in a healthy and constructive manner.
  • Navigate Life Transitions: Whether it’s a new addition to the family, a move or coping with loss, we’re here to support you and your family through life’s changes.
  • Empower Parents and Children: Strengthen parenting skills while empowering children and teens to navigate their emotions and relationships confidently.
  • Heal Together: Begin the journey of healing from past traumas or issues that have affected your family dynamic while fostering understanding and empathy.

Signs You and Your Family May Benefit from Family Counseling

Recognizing the signals that your family might need support is the first step towards healing and growth. Here are some signs that your family could benefit from our therapy sessions:


  1. Communication Breakdowns: Are you finding it difficult to talk without arguments? Do conversations quickly escalate into conflicts? If you’re struggling to have productive and calm discussions, it’s a sign that our family therapy could help.
  2. Major Life Transitions: Has your family experienced a significant change recently, such as a move, divorce, or loss of a loved one? These transitions can be challenging, and therapy can provide the tools you need to navigate them successfully.
  3. Behavioral Issues in Children: Are you noticing changes in your child’s behavior at home or school? Therapy can uncover the root causes and help your family address them together.
  4. Emotional Distance: Do you feel like family members are drifting apart or living separate lives under the same roof? We can help bridge the emotional gaps and foster a renewed sense of closeness.
  5. Blended Family Challenges: Combining families can create unique challenges. If you’re struggling to find balance and build relationships in a blended family, our therapists can guide you through the complexities.
  6. Parenting Disagreements: Do you and your co-parent have different parenting styles that lead to disagreements? Therapy can help you find common ground and develop a unified approach to parenting.
  7. Stress and Anxiety: Is stress affecting the well-being of your family? Whether it’s related to work, school or personal issues, therapy can offer strategies to manage stress and improve your family’s quality of life.
  8. Substance Abuse: If a family member is struggling with substance abuse, it impacts the entire family. Our therapy sessions can provide support and a path forward for everyone involved.
  9. Trauma Recovery: Has your family experienced a traumatic event? Therapy can be a safe space to process these experiences and foster healing.
  10. Lack of Intimacy and Affection: If there’s a noticeable lack of warmth, affection, or intimacy within your family, therapy can help explore these issues and encourage a more loving environment.

If any of these signs resonate with your family’s experience, consider reaching out to Psych Choices of the Delaware Valley. Our compassionate therapists are ready to support your family’s journey towards a more harmonious life.

FAQs About Family Therapy

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Family therapy involves multiple family members working with a therapist to communicate more effectively, solve family problems, understand and handle special family situations and create a better functioning home environment. Techniques may include talking therapy, behavior modeling, and exercises to practice at home, all tailored to the family’s specific needs.

Who Should Consider Family Therapy?

Any family going through challenges that they find difficult to overcome on their own should consider family therapy. This can include life transitions like divorce or the death of a loved family member, behavioral issues with children or teens, mental health concerns, chronic illness, substance abuse or any persistent conflict within the family that affects the members’ well-being.

Can Family Therapy Be Beneficial For Just One Individual In The Family?

While family therapy is designed to address issues within the family system, individual members can certainly benefit from the process. The therapy can improve communication skills, personal coping strategies and understanding of family dynamics that can help an individual in their interactions within and outside the family.

How Long Does Family Therapy Typically Last?

The duration of family therapy varies widely depending on the family’s unique situation, goals and the specific issues being addressed. Some families may see improvements within a few sessions, while others may engage in therapy for several months or even longer. The therapist will work with the family to set realistic expectations and goals for therapy.

What If A Family Member Refuses To Participate In Therapy?

It’s not uncommon for one or more family members to be hesitant or refuse to participate in therapy. In such cases, therapy can still proceed with the willing participants. The therapist can work with the family to find ways to engage the reluctant member(s), and the therapy itself can improve the overall family dynamic, which may encourage participation in the future. Individual sessions may also be recommended as a complement to the family sessions.