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Family Therapy Goals & Approaches

A supportive family environment can feel safe, connected, and understood. When nurtured, our relationships with our family members can be some of the most meaningful and long-lasting in our lives. If there is dysfunction and miscommunication amongst the people you care about and have to live with, you can grow deep roots of hurt that are hard to untangle.

At Miami Hypnosis and Therapy, our family therapy goals aim to strengthen the intrapersonal connections with your loved ones and return to a place of understanding. We provide a welcoming, non-judgmental space for families of all backgrounds to feel safe and improve their situations.

No matter if you’re working through a divorce, recovering after a crisis, or simply wish to communicate better, we can help you discover ways to improve your relationships and grow stronger together.

Learn more about our family therapy techniques here and contact us if you’d like to schedule an appointment.


Common Goals of Family Therapy

The psychology of a family unit can be enormously complex. Relationships between two people can be complicated, let alone a large family with their own strong personalities and different perspectives! That’s why it’s important to us that we never generalize or create a blanket, one-size-fits-all solution to your family’s struggles.

Our professionals will get to know you individually and see how we can achieve your unique family therapy goals, the most common of which include:

  • Clearer communication of emotions and expectations in day-to-day life
  • Reforging relationships between estranged family members
  • Helping family members work through a crisis together
  • Overcoming grief from the loss of a loved one
  • Providing effective coping skills for families in substance abuse recovery
  • Helping children understand divorce

These are just a few of the many potential goals you could have as a family. As always, we will consider every situation with care and discover how we can transform your family’s wellbeing.

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Our Unique Family Therapy Approaches

Our principal therapist, Anna Marchenko, LMHC, M.A., Ed.M., has studied under world renowned psychotherapists and received a Department of Education approved hypnosis certification. As a Licensed Medical Health Counselor, she has received national recognition for her fantastic family therapy techniques and holistic approaches. She specializes in using innovative therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy.


Dr. Marchenko strives to create a positive, non-judgmental space for families to open their hearts and start the recovery process. Everyone deserves to have positive relationships and healthy mindsets as they go throughout their day, and it’s especially important when you live and work as a family together.


What To Expect

Starting the process of working towards your family therapy goals in our Miami office is hassle-free and straightforward. We’ll walk you through the possible ways we can help you according to your individual situation in your first appointment with us.


We’ll help you:

  • Set better boundaries between you and your family members
  • Express your emotions better with each other
  • Understand your family dynamics
  • Overcome trauma from grief, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and other crises
  • React rationally to conflict and miscommunication
  • Use CBT techniques to overcome common cognitive distortions


If a couple in your family is having issues that affect the rest of the family (particularly parents) we may recommend effective couples therapy techniques and suggest separate couples therapy with us so you can model a healthy relationship for the rest of your family members.


Family Therapy FAQs

  • How many people can you accommodate in your sessions?

We can accommodate up to four people in our family therapy sessions. Please reach out to us if you would like to have additional family members present.

  • Can hypnotherapy help in family therapy?

Our family therapy techniques can utilize integrated treatment measures that include cognitive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and hypnotherapy. If you’re interested, we can discuss hypnotherapy options for your family.

  • When should I consider family therapy?

Don’t think that your family situation has to be severe before you come to therapy! Therapy sessions are important anytime, so don’t wait for the excuse of a crisis or breakdown before you come visit us. Learning tools for prevention is also a key part of your journey.

  • Is couples therapy considered family therapy?

At Miami Hypnosis and Therapy, we consider couples and family therapy two different, but related, branches. We also offer excellent couples therapy that can benefit your whole family, especially if you and your partner have children.

Make an Appointment at Miami Hypnosis and Therapy

If you’d like to start improving your relationships with your family members and work towards healthy communication, get in touch with us. Take the first step on your road to recovery today.

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Anna Marchenko

Anna Marchenko, LMHC, M.A., Ed.M. is the principal therapist at Miami Hypnosis and Therapy. She holds a bachelor's degree from NYU and dual masters degrees from Columbia University. Marchenko’s hypnosis certification is from the only hypnosis program in Florida that has been certified by the state’s Board of Education. She helps her clients by utilizing an integrative approach to psychotherapy, tailored to each individual’s mental health journey, drawing from hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, NLP therapy, EMDR, and more.

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