Family Therapy & Parental Guidance
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” (Tolstoy, 1877)
I'm not sure if this is true, since I believe that there is no such thing as an ideal, “Normal” family. Each family is complicated in its own unique way.
The relational space between the parents is where your children live.
How is your relationship? Safe? Respectful? Tense? Violent? Hurt? Distant? Cold?
Here we meet in order to change the family's interactive “dance”. The dance relates to the idiosyncratic, co-created, interaction between all families member, that creates the synergistic patterns that are peculiar to your family.
The sessions can be with the parents only or with (some of) the children.
We will understand together the difficulties you face as parents, as well as those of your children. Sometimes, it is one child that is especially challenging and is "acting out" the difficulty that the family is experiencing.
The chance to meet together, lower defense mechanisms and take responsibility for our part in the dance – enables a safe, transitional space, where each person can expand and explore different ways of being in the family.
It has been my experience that when working on the system level, changes occur faster. Luckily, children change faster, forgive faster, improvise better, and are more open than us adults.
We will create a safe “playspace” where all of us can experiment with new beliefs and behaviors, together paving the way for your family's next evolution.
Sessions are conducted online or in the clinics in Kfar Saba or Jerusalem, and run between 1.5 hours to two hours.