Family Therapy in NYC

Families are complex systems. If you’re looking for support for your family, our therapists are here to help.

Therapy for Families in NYC

Maybe you grew up in a family where there were a lot of arguments, fighting, and yelling. Perhaps you’re dealing with your child’s or parents’ illness. Maybe you feel like you don’t get the support you need from family members.

Our trusted therapists can help. 

How Our NYC Family Therapists Can Help

Behavior Family Therapy has been proven effective in the treatment of family issues. In therapy, you can learn how to identify the behaviors that maintain the problems in your family and choose more effective behaviors that are in line with your goals and values. Warm, caring, professionals can offer family therapy in a comfortable setting at New York Behavioral Health, which is conveniently located on Madison Avenue at 42nd Street.

Our compassionate staff have been extensively trained in scientifically supported techniques to efficiently reduce your suffering and begin to get you living the life you want. We know it is not easy to get started, but we can help to begin to reduce your suffering.

For information about family therapy, please email or call New York Behavioral Health, and a staff member will be there to answer your questions. Your privacy and comfort are a priority, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about family issues and their treatment.

Families are Complex Systems

The delicate equilibrium of a family system is easily disturbed by changes or stressors such as a new baby, illness, psychiatric diagnosis, loss of job, problems in school, infidelity, aging, and death. Each member’s experience can influence the whole system.

If you are experiencing problems in your family that you can’t seem to solve alone, Behavioral Family Therapy may be able to help. In therapy, you can learn to recognize your role in the family as well as the role of other family members. Therapy can help you understand how each member is contributing to the problems and what needs to change in order to create a new equilibrium.

The good news is, our NYC therapists can help. New York Behavioral Health therapists use evidence-based practices. Since we use scientifically supported treatments for family issues, there is good reason to believe your family’s problems can begin to improve very soon.

What is Family Therapy?

Families are often complex systems of relationships where parents, children, siblings, and extended family members experience a variety of symptoms.

Any individual family member’s pathology can have a major impact on the entire system.  Likewise the system’s characteristics, in terms of feedback loops and general patterns has likely contributed to the development and maintenance of each members’ behavior.

Behavioral Family Therapy treats the entire system with comprehensive assessment and intervention.  The entire family is understood from the perspective of each member’s goals, motivations, cognitive patterns, emotional experience, and behavioral strengths and weaknesses.

As interventions are made at each level, the overall system is monitored for change. Many problems develop “naturally” but acute stressors may include changes or transitions in a family business, an addition to the family, diagnosis of a developmental disorder in a child, an eating disorder diagnosis, discovery of infidelity, substance use disorders, or decisions related to an aging parent.

Customized treatment planning for each family is possible through our thorough approach to ongoing assessment.

Family Therapy Specialists

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How Family Therapy Works

Step one

Connect with your therapist by either completing our appointment request form or reaching out to our care coordinators over the phone.

Step two

Attend a 45 minute intake session, where you will get to know your chosen therapist. The point of this visit is to learn what brought you to therapy and how we can help.

Step three

In each ongoing session, you and your therapist will use trusted therapy approaches to help you develop and reach your goals. Collaboratively, you’ll connect in a safe, comfortable space to help you engage in your life in the way you want.

Contemporary care

Empathetic Experts

Our therapists and coaches have combined decades of experience and are specially trained to provide high quality, compassionate support for your health and wellbeing.

Goal oriented

We’re dedicated to using evidence-based methods to ensure you receive the most effective treatment and meet your goals.

Here to support you

personalized matching

We know that having a better relationship with your therapist leads to better outcomes, so we carefully match you with the right therapist to fit your unique needs.


compassionate care

It’s important to our therapists that you feel safe, seen, and understood in therapy. Our offices are judgment-free spaces.

Looking for support for your family?

Family conflict can be exhausting, but our NYC therapists are here to help you understand your family’s patterns, improve your communication, and build healthy, long-lasting family dynamics.

Have questions?

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