Why Family Therapy?
Family therapy is the approach that must be taken when any member of this core unit so central to our lives is having difficulty. Think of this common phrase: Head of the family. Whether that means a mother or father or grandparent or guardian, it implies the family is a body. If there is a head of the family, then the other members must be parts of the body. How can one treat an injury without considering the whole person? That is, how can a person break his or her foot, and think it doesn’t impact the rest of their being?
Similarly, if a loved one is having difficulty with something, it will affect the entire family by virtue of that person’s presence in the home and family structure. Consider a son or daughter who is being bullied at school. Those in a parental role as well as brothers and sisters are touched. Fear, decline in school work, fights at home to avoid having to go to class….certainly behaviors that are not just centered on one person.
The good news, though, is that as we work through issues, it can draw families together more than ever before. To have people who love us, to love others, to live a peace-filled, happy home life…that is our approach to helping families.
Do You Do Marriage Counseling?
Yes, our marriage counseling addresses multiple layers of family life, from couples therapy to mood disorders, and even home violence, which can be so destructive in our personal lives.
Do you only see families?
Our practice is able and willing to meet with individuals as well as couples, children, teens and/or families. Working through a problem must start somewhere.
Do you work with teens?
Yes, we work with teens, an especially exciting and challenging age. In fact, our work with adolescents is special because of the particularly vulnerable state they are in with physiological changes alone. Peer pressure is in full force and the ability to make choices is emerging. It’s a fragile time that can have a long term impact when teens choose unwisely.
Look at our website and notice the POSITIVE information we have posted for teens. Please feel free to share this with them at any time. Our emphasis on being positive and proactive with teens is one of the traits that makes us stand out in our therapy work.
What problems can you help with?
We can help with a range of issues. However, perhaps those having the upset don’t even know how to classify it. In those instances, it is better to call and talk to us.
We do offer parenting strategies, marriage counseling, and couples therapy. For parents, we address mood disorders and family violence in all its forms—and in all its devastating impact to each family member.
For youthful family members, we provide help for self-esteem issues, and school and social anxiety, especially now when bullying is so prevalent. We provide therapy for “cutting” behavior, sexual orientation, depression, and suicidal thoughts. We can also assist parents with youth who have been diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. Specialty areas include obsessive compulsive disorder, autism spectrum disorders and personality disorders.
What are your qualifications?
Dr. Kteily's qualifications can be found by clicking this link.
What payment types do you accept?
We accept different forms of payment, including cash, checks and major credit cards. Please call us to inquire about any other options.