family therapy san diego

Family Therapy

Do you feel distant from your teenager? Have they begun to act out or display signs of a mental health crisis? It’s hard to help when they won’t let you in – and if you don’t know what’s going on. Family therapy helps you to come together and rebuild relationships with your loved ones.  

Dysfunction &

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Clear communication
& a happy family

All families experience periods of misalignment. Their issues may be catalyzed by an event, like divorce, or may just appear out of the blue. While some family members may get along well and develop strong relationships, others may feel cast aside or misunderstood. Often, this tension creates rifts in our patients’ family units.

Common Causes of Family Conflict

  • Parental separation or divorce (especially if not amicable)
  • Birth of a new sibling
  • A child growing into a teenager
  • Moving to a new house
  • Conflicting values and opinions
  • Teenagers seeking independence or a new identity
  • Sibling rivalries
  • Child discipline
  • Financial troubles
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental illness
  • Poor communication

The Forum provides a safe, neutral setting for guided discussion and conflict resolution. Our trained clinicians are prepared to help your family resolve differences and move forward together.

Parent Support Group

There’s so much pressure in parenthood. The hardest part may be that everyone expects you to shoulder each burden with a smile – it’s almost taboo to admit that things aren’t going well. We believe there’s another option: one rooted in openness and community.

Ever wondered whether you made the right choice in a difficult parenting situation? You may be afraid to ask your friends, especially since revealing all of the issues in your home can be embarrassing. The Forum’s parent support groups are nonjudgmental meetings where you can come to get feedback (and friendship) without fear of criticism.

Show your teen that you're on their side.

Healing the Whole Family

You’ve made it through so many major life stages with your child, and you may think that the teen years are just “like this.” But it doesn’t have to be this way. Your family doesn’t have to struggle. We provide the tools, resources, and support you need to reconnect with your teenager and build a mutual, constructive understanding. With a bit of effort and therapeutic intervention, it is possible to strengthen your relationships and overcome any obstacle in your path. Contact The Forum to learn more about our family therapy sessions and parent support groups.