Family Therapy

Also known as:  family therapy, group therapy, family group therapy, multiple family group therapy.

What is family/group therapy?

Family and group therapy are both forms of psychological counseling that involve multiple participants and can take many forms. Families can all go to therapy together to improve communication and address conflicts.

Group therapy often involves counseling a group of people with similar concerns and utilizing the support of the group as a therapeutic intervention.

What happens during the session?

The exact nature of the family or group therapy can vary depending on the nature and severity of the problems involved. Typically, a mental health professional will lead the therapy and guide the group with specific therapeutic interventions.

Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparation is needed for this treatment.

What are the risk factors?

There are no direct physical risks to family/group therapy. Success through therapy is not always guaranteed, however.


Reviewed by: Marisa Azaret, PsyD

This page was last updated on: 7/12/2018 3:26:25 PM

Weekly Support Programs

​F.O.C.U.S. Program

This group therapy program is designed for children ages 7 to 17 with behaviorial issues, including but not limited to ADHD. This support group meets on Wednesdays.   Learn more.

Calm Kids

Calm Kids is a weekly group therapy course designed to teach children strategies on how to take control over anxiety symptoms. Children will learn how to cope with fears and worries, identify anxiety triggers, how to relax the mind and body and maximize their self-confidence. This group meets on Tuesdays. Learn more.

Pain Management Group

This eight-week program is specifically designed to empower children ages 7 to 18 through complex sensory experiences. Learn more.

Teen Sleep Group

This six-week program is designed for teens ages 13 to 16 experiencing difficulties related to sleep, including daytime sleepiness, trouble waking in the morning, difficulty falling asleep and waking in the middle of the night. Learn more.

Social Skills Group

Children and teens ages 7 to 17 are invited to join this small discussion group to learn how to make, cultivate and maintain friendships. Participants will learn basic conversational skills, and discuss the use of appropriate humor, how to electronically connect with others, and how to manage disagreements. Learn more.

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