I’ve noticed in my NYC therapy practice that family therapy often doesn’t occur to most folks as an option. As I pointed out in my previous blog post “Family Therapy: For New Yorkers An Unconsidered Therapy Option,” New Yorkers, in particular, don’t always immediately seek family therapy as their first choice for help.
Our conception of therapy in popular culture and everyday conversation is usually individual therapy, occasionally couples therapy and rarely group therapy (generally as a context for jokes). It’s almost never family therapy. So when should you seek family therapy?