Family Psychotherapy & Counseling
“The words you speak become the house you live in.”
Cultivating Communication through Connection
Have you ever thought to yourself, “My family just doesn’t understand me.” or
“How can I make changes for the better when they’re all still the same?” or
“How can I forgive now when there is still so much anger and resentment for what I didn’t get when I was younger?”
Family…beautifully complicated, messy, and filled with layers long and deep.
Each member is unique, and there can be vast personality differences – and yet they are our family. There are added complexities within a family of generational and cultural expectations and obligations.
Family is how we came into this world. Family can be painful and messy. Family can also provide a rich and powerful source of personal and communal healing and transformation.
Whether it’s a biological family, family of origin, foster family, adoptive family or family of choice, we believe it is possible to heal familial hurts. Making those repairs as best we are capable can lead to transformation for an individual and the family as a whole.
Our process facilitates a richness of communication that allows for vulnerability, connection, and “navigating rough waters” of the past. We view family therapy as valued time & space to guide corrective experiences – an integrated system of people working through difficulties and moving forward in a more connected and open way. We hope to bring a balance of support and challenge to help members show up fully and authentically in the family.
At this time, we do not offer couples and marriage counseling.
We offer guidance & applicable skills to encourage & strengthen:
- Communication through understanding
- Worth & Value
- Listening (vs waiting to talk)
- Feeling believed
- Autonomy & Individuation for teens and young adults
Some of the tools of our trade…
- Family Systems Therapy
- Humanistic Psychotherapy
- Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy
- Somatic Experiencing
- Integrative Wellness Planning – coordination, as needed, with other practitioners
- Exploring Attachments – secure and insecure bonds
- Somatic Bodywork – how feelings, thoughts, trauma, and hurt get locked in the body
- Cultivating Intuition – we create safe space for awareness of one’s own intuition and how to honor the guiding force of moving through & releasing fear.
We absolutely love Christy, and words cannot express how much!! Our teenage daughter was diagnosed with major depression disorder nearly 18 months ago. We had met with many different psychologists, counselors, went to various outpatient treatment programs, and finally found Christy Plaice. Christy has been working with our daughter and our family for almost a year now and has completely changed the trajectory of our daughter’s life. She partners with all of us and has worked with various other professionals ( i.e. psychiatrists, holistic doctors, nutritionists, etc.) to ensure our daughter gets everything she needs for her mental and overall health. Christy is always there for us and has partnered with us through the toughest times of our lives. Her compassion, wisdom, and holistic approach is like nothing we have ever experienced. We know Christy will be part of our family’s care for many years to come and cannot recommend her enough.”
Mother & Father of Teen Daughter, Family Psychotherapy Clients
Do you need support and direction with navigating family challenges and dynamics?
we invite you
Into a safe & supportive office space where you no longer have to walk your journey alone.
If you are a new client and would like to schedule an individual therapy session, please click here to complete a brief intake form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.