South County Psychiatry offers family therapy to couples and families of all ages and constellations. We start with a comprehensive evaluation to get to know each family or couple, their strengths, challenges, and how they see any issues they are facing. The therapist provides feedback, including whether further meetings make sense, and if so, what they might entail. Our work is practical, problem focused, and strength and value based.
Common issues that bring families to treatment:
Living with and supporting family members with conditions like depression and mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment to illness, life transitions, relationship stress, relationship endings and divorce, parenting, role changes such as transition to parenthood or caregiving, job or career stress or challenges, living with chronic illness, coping with terminal illness, grief, and loss. We also work with sexual difficulties including difficulties with pleasure, performance anxiety, adjustment to being sexual after illness such as prostate cancer or breast cancer, pain with sex, and sex after trauma.
Who is appropriate:
Families who are willing to sit down and talk about ways to have more comfortable ways of being involved.
Who is not appropriate:
- Families who are not open to sitting down and talking together about the issues they are facing.
- Families who are involved in custody or legal battles with each other.