Family Therapy

Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy used to address the health and functioning of the family as a whole, within the context of individual therapy for one member of the family.

Benefits of Family Therapy

The assistance of a therapist can help families resolve conflicts and learn to create a better home environment for everyone. It’s not limited to immediate family members. A client’s closest friends and any “chosen family” can be a part of family therapy.

A qualified professional can offer an unemotional and unbiased outside perspective on issues and teach the members of a family how to interact with and support their loved one undergoing treatment in a healthy manner.

Family therapy can help:

  • Build stronger relationships
  • Improve communication
  • Increase understanding
  • Resolve and manage conflict
  • Assist in a difficult time or transition period
  • Address family member’s mental or behavioral health problems

Family therapy has the potential to improve upon the inner workings and interpersonal relationships of all family members and loved ones, or those who are willing and able to participate.

Why is Family Therapy So Important?

Family therapy is more commonly utilized in the short term. However, depending on the family situation and the goals of the client, the sessions could be ongoing and span a longer period of time. At Sequoia Behavioral Health, the client chooses the family and loved one that they wish to do family therapy with. These sessions happen once or twice a week, and help a family learn how to work with the individual, and guide everyone through life changes.


After treatment, it’s important for an individual to have support. While post-inpatient treatment is ongoing, having those around you that you trust the most increases success in the long run.


Understanding a family member's mental or behavioral health challenges is the first step towards helping them through it. Family therapy sessions at Sequoia involve teaching support systems about what treatment looks like and why.


Even the best relationships involve occasional conflict. The client is able to choose the family and friends involved in these sessions, where everyone can work with the therapist to resolve conflicts and problems related to their behavioral and mental health challenges.


Once everyone is on the same page with what will happen during and after inpatient treatment, the client and their chosen family can work together as a unit to develop healthy habits and relationship patterns.

What We Treat

If you are struggling with your mental health, substance abuse, or both, we are here to help you regain control over your life. Our inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs are designed to treat a wide variety of mental, behavioral, and co-occurring disorders in a comfortable setting.

Mental Health

We diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health disorders, including trauma effects, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and codependency.


Substance use disorders we treat include addiction to alcohol, opiates, fentanyl and prescription opioids, methamphetamine and other stimulants, benzodiazepines, cannabis, and other psychoactive substances.

Other Behavioral Health Concerns

A mental health crisis can be layered and confusing. If you don’t see your disorder listed—or don’t know exactly why you are struggling—reach out to us to see how we can help. We treat each client at Sequoia on a personal level, and we’re ready to help you overcome whatever you may be facing.

Ready to Start Your Healing Journey?

Our experienced, compassionate team is here for you. Reach out to us today by calling us or scheduling a conversation at a time that works for you. All information will be kept private and confidential.

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