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Family Therapy Caroline Spring Melton

family therapy

Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasises family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.

Family therapy grew out of the recognition that individuals are born into, develop through and live in a social and inter-personal context. What this means is that family therapists view the forces between and around people (rather than the forces within individuals) as important for understanding and treating problems.

Family therapy focuses on:

  • what we can learn about family beliefs and from family history: e.g. about roles, rules, culture, and patterns over time and across generations;
  • assisting families with coping given the challenges of meeting the tasks of family life and transitions. e.g. coupling, incorporating children, adjusting to adolescence, launching children into adulthood, dealing with retirement and old age, and so on;
  • managing the stressors on family life such as mental and physical illness, divorce/separation, loss, migration and disability; and
  • utilising the supports, resources and hidden strengths that exist within and around the family.

So if you are concerned about anyone in the family being:

  • in constant conflict,
  • communicating poorly with each other,
  • appearing overly unhappy or withdrawn, worried, fearful, aggressive, showing signs of weight or food problems,
  • having trouble adjusting to a life transition or major loss or change, or
  • needing support in coping with a serious mental disorder such as an anorexia nervosa or schizophrenia, or with an illness such as cancer or dementia.

Family therapy can help bring your family together:

Our team of therapists work with the communities of Melton, Caroline Springs, Keilor, Hill Side and the outer Western Region.

Loss counselling for Caroline Springs residents and surrounding areas

Loss counselling is also an extremely important part of grievance and can help both an individual or family cope and manage during such a life event that will always be challenging.

Serving the communities of Caroline Springs, Melton and the Western Region

Our Location

  • Melbourne
  • 8 Kyneton Circuit, Caroline Springs, VIC 3023
  • Phone: 03 8372 5723
  • Fax: 03 8372 5770

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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Western Plains Psychology

8 Kyneton Circuit, Caroline Springs VIC 3023 • Phone: 03 8372 5723 • Fax: 03 8372 5770 • Email:

Dear Clients, In light of the recent State Government announcement, Western Plains Psychology will be offering Telehealth appointments from 6th August to 13th August inclusive to all clients. For those clients who have a need for face to face appointments during this time, will be accommodated where ever possible. Masks are mandatory in our clinic unless you are able to provide proof of an exemption.more info