When no one else could, you gained Mike’s trust and respect. When no one else would, you invited me – as Mike’s mother – to be a part of the wellness process. You honored each of us and recognized the separate struggles we were each experiencing; in doing so, you gave each of us hope and the strength necessary to address our challenges.

Client from Boston for Family Therapy

Our Approach to Families

One of the reasons people have a hard time making and sustaining improvements is because it isn’t just about them.

Entire families can be exhausted and burned out by conflict, psychiatric symptoms, and addictions. If there is any connection left, it can be in tatters, with cycles of withdrawal and even rage. It can be very difficult to shift to more adaptive cycles.

However, when families know how, they can slow down, set healthy limits with love, empathize and encourage.

Then true healing and connection is possible.

Our main approach is CRAFT – Community Reinforcement Approach – Family Therapy, developed by Robert Meyers, PhD. We blend this motivation interviewing and acceptance and commitment therapy. You can read more on our resources pages.

The Benefits of Family Therapy?

No one has more power to help a client than their family. Teaching clients how to leverage each other to motivate and encourage dramatically improves overall outcomes.

71% Fare Better

Compared to those going it alone, clients whose families participate in treatment fared better by 71% and costs are reduced.

Reduces Relapse Rate

Communication experienced as hostile or critical predicts relapse of mood, eating, personality and psychotic disorders as well as addictions.

86% More Likely to Receive Treatment

Family therapy (specifically CRA-FT) results in 56-86% of clients with alcohol and drug issues engaging in treatment.

Family and Couples Services Offered

Improving capacity for collaboration and connection.
Better tolerance of anxiety and emotion. Less Impulsivity.

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Early Recovery

Later Recovery

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