Family Reunification Therapy
We’ll begin with our Comprehensive Assessment, where we’ll determine the issues that we need to tackle in therapy. Family Reintegration Therapy is ideal for when a family has been fractured in a way that can’t easily be repaired.
One parent is likely to be estranged or alienated from the children. In order for this therapy to achieve its goals, both parents must be committed to the process and making it work. You may be directed here upon the recommendation of another professional, such as a child custody evaluator, or the co-parents may decide on their own that something has to change.
In these cases, there is an extraordinary amount of hurt everyone needs to move past. We will work with each parent individually, as well as with the child(ren) and the parents to guide everyone through reunification. This service may be court-ordered, but parents may also choose to pursue it on their own.
Why It’s Beneficial
No one wants to live a fractured life. And no one wants that for their child(ren) either. Having a solid relationship with both parents is an indicator of the ability to maintain healthy relationships throughout life. If you have a child or children dealing with separation from a parent, this service can provide the opportunity to heal the broken bonds of estrangement.
Who You’ll Be Working With
Our Clinical Director, Tim Kemery, LCSW, provides this service. He has decades of experience as a counselor, mediator and coach and is a highly respected divorce professional. His approach balances an empathetic therapy with practical tools to get yourself back on track.
How does reunification therapy work? Explore what the process will be like for both parents and children with this in-depth article detailing the benefits of engaging a reunification counselor.
An enlightening interview with two attorneys and a mental health professional about the process of reunification counseling, including possible complications, confronting the idea of the “unfavored” parent, and how to work as a team to repair shattered family bonds.
Penned by a mental health professional, this article goes into detail about the therapeutic principles behind reunification therapy and how it functions to benefit families.