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Family Therapy FAQs

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Family Therapy FAQs Questions & Answers

What is Family therapy?

One of the most important family therapy FAQs!  For families that have experienced hurt and pain, family therapy provides an opportunity for all family members to process any resentments, feelings, or thoughts that have been contributing to an unhealthy family dynamic.

Family therapy can involve one parent and two or more children. It can also involve both parents and one or more children.

If you parent in a non-traditional family structure, family therapy can involve any members that have become part of your family.

Above all, family therapy allows for all members of the family to feel loved, heard, and respected.

How long is the family therapy appointment?

Each family therapy session lasts 45 minutes.

How long does family therapy take to work? And how long does it last?

While every family relationship challenge is unique, I believe that therapy should not be a crutch for the family, and that therapy should not drag on forever. Research tells us that clients usually see progress on their therapy goals after about 4-6 sessions and that the average therapy case takes about 16 sessions.

How do I set up my first family therapy session?

Before scheduling your first session, let’s first make sure we’re a good fit for each other. Research shows that the quality of the client-therapist relationship has a lot to do with how effective therapy is for the client. As such, I like to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation first. It’s super easy to set up this phone consultation:
  • Click on the green button below that says “Schedule an Appointment”
  • Then, simply click on the option “Initial Phone Consultation – No Charge”
  • Finally, select a day and time that works for you.
It’s that easy to start your or your child’s journey of healing!

Is "family therapy" just for me and one child?

No. This therapy format is for at least three family members to work through a specific family problem. There are times I work with the just the child individually or with one parent and one child (parent-child therapy).

This therapy format is beneficial for families that have an unhealthy pattern of interacting with each other, or for families that feel like they are “stuck” in an unhappy chapter.

Is everything we say in therapy confidential? Can other family members not involved in family therapy find out about things that were said during therapy?

Pretty much everything each family member talks about in therapy is private and confidential.

However, by law I MUST report any instances of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse that is discussed in therapy.

I explain this in more detail during our first session.

Do we have to come every week for therapy to work?

No. I understand that families are busy and that school, extra-curricular activities, and family functions are part of the healing process. As such, I am flexible with how frequently we see each other. This means that I usually see clients weekly or bi-weekly.

How much do you charge per session? Do you take my insurance?

Understanding counseling, insurance, and payment can be confusing.

I charge $125 per session.

I don’t directly bill your insurance for a number of reasons. Mostly it is because I want you to have complete control over your records. 

I can provide you with a “super bill” for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if they allow for this benefit.

How Do I Get Started with Family Therapy?


Free 20 Min Phone Consultation

Research says that the client-therapist relationship is a HUGE factor in whether or not a client makes progress in therapy. Let’s schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit for each other.

Click the green “Schedule an Appointment” below. Then, select “Initial Phone Consultation – No Charge” to choose a time that works for you.

Schedule an Appointment

Ready to schedule the first session?

Scheduling an appointment is EASY and low-stress with my online scheduling widget!

Just click on the green “Schedule an Appointment” button below to get started booking your first appointment today.

I do require a credit card number in advance and you will be charged after the session.

What About Recurring Sessions?

During the first session with you, your child, or both (or all) of you, we’ll decide together on scheduling future sessions. If we decide to meet weekly or bi-weekly after the initial session, I will set that up for you in my scheduling widget. Your credit card will be charged after each session.

Let’s talk! Use the form below to get in contact via email.

IMPORTANT: For all emergencies, please DO NOT use email. Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.


The resources presented on the Modern Parenting Solutions website are not intended to replace therapy – they are for reference and educational purposes only. As every family is individual and unique in their strengths and weaknesses, the resources and advice supplied on this website are general in nature and should never replace any medical or psychological services that you may be currently engaged in. Please contact a mental health professional if you have any questions.

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