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Systemic family therapy

Family therapy is a method of psychotherapy that focuses on communication between family members and other important people, the quality of relationships, various developmental crises and coping with them. Each family is a unique social system and has its own balance, structure and patterns of communication. If there is a change in the family where the former balance cannot be maintained, it affects the whole system. Each family member is part of a wider family system, and a change in one member affects the whole family. The aim of therapy is to help the family cope with this change and find the optimal solution that would improve the functioning of the whole family, increase the satisfaction and proximity of family members.


Common reasons for seeking family therapy:

  • Dissatisfaction with family functioning (various misunderstandings, escalation of conflicts, confusion of roles)

  • Relationship problems

  • Emotional and behavioral problems in infants and adolescents

  • Lack of parental skills

  • Coping with change (health problems of a family member, becoming a parent, moving, mourning, loss of a job)

  • Honeycomb problems

  • Psychiatric problems


Family therapy takes place in a safe and supportive environment, where it is important to go through the therapy as a whole in order to achieve lasting change. The number of times required depends on the specific goals set by the family. Therapy usually takes the form of a conversation, lasts an hour and a half, and usually begins with getting to know the whole family. In the case of couples, the therapy starts with a meeting with partners, but can also come alone.


Maintaining yourself and your close relationships are the foundation of our mental health.

Feel free to come to family therapy!

Ülemiste Psychiatric Center