I have been solving problems with families since
1978. We meet in my office, in homes, at schools or in any
other location that works best for families. We decide together
about how often to meet, and how long each session will be.
Different family members participate in each session depending on the
problem to be solved and the wishes of the family. One of my
specialties is working with families facing
Illness. With these families and with others,
follows the principles of treatment described
Principles of Treatment
Family dilemmas: many sources
Each family is made up of unique individuals who share a history and
culture. All families are affected by the opportunities, stresses and
strains of their immediate environment and the larger world.
Problems in families and communities are affected by a
combination of these influences.
Problems can be better solved when understood from the points of
view of the individual, the family, the community and the larger
society. As part of this investigation, it is important to explore
issues of power and justice as they affect a particular problem.
Strengths, resources and actions that support resilience are the key
ingredients in coming up with new solutions.
Change: step-by-step and in transformational leaps
Collaborative psychotherapy is based on a dialogue, facilitated by the
therapist that honors everyone’s perspective, knowledge, and skills.
Family psychotherapy: new possibilities leading to action
The process of therapy includes: setting of goals by family members;
exploring the nature of the problem to be solved; searching for
existing resources and obstacles to solving the problem;
discovering new possibilities and taking action in families and in