Capital Counseling, MSW, LCSW-R
Capital Counseling Your Lifeline to Better Mental Health
100 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Family therapy is a form of counseling that views problems as an expression of patterns of behavior that exist within the inter-relations of family members. Rather than attributing the problem behavior to an individual member, the entire family system is taken into account. Capital Counseling works with families to understand how undesired behaviors function within the family system, and to identify changes in behavior among several or all family members that eliminate the targeted behavior. Family therapy can be helpful in preventing any one individual from being labeled as “the problem” as it focuses on the social context of the family out of which the behavior develops.
Stephen Price, D.Min.
Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
133 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Most therapists these days realize that we are not isolated individuals and neither are our problems. We live in relationships and families. Our identities and roles in life are, to a large extent, formed by the families we grow up in and even by the culture in which we live. Some of these roles, for example, might be the black sheep, or the scapegoat, or the problem child, or the loser. These roles are in contrast to the star, or the favorite child, or the successful one. Family therapy looks to the larger picture and notes the important influences in causing emotional suffering. Often we recommend seeing the whole family together. When more family members work together to solve emotional p