Questions About Family Therapy

By Terri A. Ammirati, LCPC.

I don’t have time for family counseling.

We understand how busy life can get. We’re often overbooked with balancing different demands. The lack of time can actually be a problem in and of itself. By committing to family therapy, you can show your loved ones that growing closer together is a priority that you are willing to make time for.

How long is this going to take?

Change can start taking place as soon as you commit to a regular schedule. It doesn’t have to be a lengthy commitment, and you get to choose what we focus on throughout our work together. The important thing is to take the first step and dedicate yourself to finding solutions.

What if the other family members don’t want to come? Can I start on my own?

Absolutely. While it is ideal that everyone is present at one point in time, it isn’t always necessary. One person can effect change across the family, and there is a lot of flexibility in how we work depending on who is able to attend. If you are ready to get started, even by yourself, we would be happy to meet with you.

What if some of the family members are unable to leave their homes or are living in different parts of the country? How do we approach our family sessions?

We offer teletherapy services, so we can offer confidential virtual sessions even if family members are not in the same location or can’t attend sessions in our office.

You Can Grow Closer As A Family

If you are ready to close the distance that has developed in your family and build a healthier connection with your loved ones, we offer family therapy at our Illinois locations in Downers Grove and Bannockburn, as well as virtual teletherapy sessions you can participate in from the comfort of your own home. Contact us to arrange a short phone consultation to discuss your needs.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Ammirati Counseling
Terri A. Ammirati, LCPC, has 25+ years of clinical experience. She is a Certified Gottman Therapist and presents Gottman's "The Art and Science of Love" couples workshop.

Terri specializes in empowering clients to strengthen their relationships. She works with all aspects of relational distress and provides solution-focused therapy.
Terri A. Ammirati