Family Therapy treats the family as a whole. It is usually requested by a family member who calls Yolo Family. Or, as part of your child’s individual therapy, your counselor may suggest this as an additional mode of treatment.
When family therapy is employed, the therapist takes a system assessment of the problem. This means the counselor assesses how each member interacts, thinks, and feels. Often the problem is identified, but is not related to one particular person. Each family member owns a part of the problem, so to speak. With the therapist as facilitator and keeper of the problem, family members can relax and view the problem and the solution differently. In order for family therapy to work and the problems to be resolved, the family as a system has to change, not just one person.
We accept most insurances, including Alta, Aetna, Blue Shield, Horizon Health, Magellan, MHN, PacifiCare, United Behavioral Heath, and Value Options. We also accept EAP programs and participate with many government agencies. Additionally, we offer a sliding scale for private paying clients.