The Family Therapy Clinic of NIU Wirtz Hall 146 DeKalb, IL 60115 Phone: (815) 753-1684
Family Therapy Clinic staff members share some common assumptions which make the center unique:
First, we believe human problems are best understood when viewed in their wider social context.
Second, the staff at the Family Therapy Clinic share a commitment to help resolve problems as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Third, we believe that therapy can be beneficial for anyone and are respectful of each person’s unique situation.
Strength of Marriage and Family Therapy
The use of multiple theoretical components to create interventions and goals to help individuals, couples and families from a unique perspective that looks collectively at one’s environment and relationships with others.
MFTs Believe That…
Families do not have to fit the traditional type
There are strengths in each family
Individuals are influenced by their relationships with others
Relationships can bring the best or the worst out of individuals
Individuals and families need to be listened to, not judged
Family conflict is natural but it does not have to impact one’s ability to function
The family is a system and each family member contributes to the maintenance of a family issue
Family affairs are better addressed when family members come to therapy together