Our Philosophy

Our name includes "family" because of our origins as a family therapy center and because of our commitment to understanding individuals and families in the diverse contexts in which they live. "Family" includes adoptive and other non-biological families, committed couples, divorced and remarried families, single-parent families, two-parent families, and extended families.

We view people, problems, and solutions in the context of multiple factors: family, friendship, work and school, gender, race and ethnicity, biology and genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious or spiritual identification. Assessment and therapy are most useful when they attend to the fullness of people's lives and consider the present and future as well as the past.