Family Therapy

Your son’s wellbeing is a family affair.

Causeway requires both client and family to be all in on this journey, especially when you live together in one home. That’s why Causeway Family Therapy engages you and your son to work together to improve your communication and move through conflict to cooperation.

Feeling Disconnected?

When a young man sets out to become his best self, he needs his family not just behind him, but beside him.

Conflict and communication issues within the family throw up barriers to a young man’s progress. Causeway requires both client and family to be all in on this journey, especially when you live together in one home. This is one of the most effective ways to ensure your son’s growth, development, and success in achieving his goals.

Engaging Your Family

Your son’s well being is a family affair. Our Causeway Family Therapists want to know, understand, and engage the entire family. 

Our team will work with you to bring family conflicts to light. Left unaddressed, these challenges can generate resentment and confusion. Part of this is making sure that you as parents hear your son’s needs and wants. Our experienced therapists will guide you as a group in establishing ground rules, working through past issues, and providing the clarity that is needed to reach resolution.

As we move through this consistent, open-ended process of discovery together, you’ll improve the quality of family communication, build positive family dynamics, and reduce the grievances you have with one another.

The Causeway Difference

At Causeway, Family Meetings are mandatory. Your son’s well being is dependent on your involvement and feedback. We use your input to develop goals and modify your young man’s program, so it serves him more effectively. We can’t say it enough: at Causeway, we work for your son.

The Causeway team is not a group of clinicians hiding behind a veil of confidentiality. We’ll keep you as parents up to speed on what’s happening with your son—and so will your son, because we’ll all be together in one room. At Causeway, parents stay informed. At the same time, we cultivate your son’s ability to hold court—to find his voice. To communicate his needs to both you and the team.

Testimonials

“The people at Causeway were incredibly helpful, beyond what I could have asked for. They accommodated to my schedule, and even helped set up adjusted payments for my family during our times of financial hardship. They truly wanted to help me and that showed in every session.”

“Working with my mentor at Causeway Collaborative felt less like a service and more like a having a friend who was helping me get my life back on track.”

“After working with several therapists who struggled to meet our family dynamic of challenges, it was such a relief to start working with Vince & Nick. Their no nonsense, good cop, bad cop approach was perfectly suited to our family needs. They also are two of the most articulate men I have ever encountered (in general) which is a testimony to their true skillset as therapists. I also like that they come from personal experience, as troubled teens themselves.”

You've got Questions, We've Got Answers.

Q: Do we have to participate in family therapy as part of the program here at Causeway?
A:

No. Family Therapy is recommended as needed by the Center Director. That occurs in cases where the involvement of the parents on a more frequent basis is essential to the young man’s progress in the case. There is no obligation to engage. Causeway only recommends Family Therapy when we see it as necessary to help your son move forward.

Q: How are Family Meetings different from Family Therapy?
A:

Family Therapy uses psychologic theory to apply the principles of human behavior to assist you and your son in in coming together to achieve a variety of personal and family-centered goals. At Causeway a single licensed, trained professional facilitates Family Therapy on a regularly occurring basis. The frequency of visits is determined by the expertise of the professional.

Family Meetings, on the other hand, are unique to Causeway. They are a required part of our process for all clients. We hold Family Meetings on a once-per-month basis to review your son’s program, evaluate goals and objectives, modify session frequency and service types, and get consensus on the go-forward plan for your son’s treatment.

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