Family Counseling

Behavioral Health located in Baltimore, MD

Family Counseling

No family is perfect, but at times, issues can arise that could benefit from family counseling. The expert team at Conduit Behavioral Health in Baltimore, Maryland, led by medical director Temika Heyward, DNP, PMHNP has the skilled training to help families navigate tough topics, situations, and problems. If you’re looking for answers to help your family unit thrive, book an appointment today by phone or online. Telehealth is also an option.

What is family counseling?

Family counseling, also known as family therapy, is a specialized form of psychotherapy that focuses on improving the functioning and relationships within your family unit. It recognizes that the dynamics and interactions within your family can significantly impact the well-being of each family member. 

Family counseling aims to help family members understand and resolve conflicts, improve communication, and work together to create a healthier and more harmonious family environment.

What issues can family counseling address?

Family counseling can address a wide range of issues and challenges that you may face as a family, such as:

  • Communication problems
  • Parent-child conflicts
  • Marital problems
  • Substance misuse
  • Behavioral issues in children or adolescents
  • Grief and loss
  • Blended families

The Conduit Behavioral Health team can help you navigate whatever type of problem you might be facing as a family unit.

How does family counseling work?

Family counseling typically involves a trained and licensed therapist who works with the family or specific family members, depending on the issues being addressed. Here's how family counseling typically works:


Your therapist meets with your family to assess the specific concerns and goals for counseling. They gather information about family dynamics, relationships, and individual experiences.

Goal setting

Together with your family, the therapist establishes treatment goals and a plan for how to achieve them.


Family counseling sessions can be conducted with all of your family members present or with subsets of the family, depending on the situation. Your therapist facilitates discussions, provides guidance, and offers strategies to address the identified issues.

Homework and exercises

In between sessions, your therapist may assign tasks or exercises to help everyone practice new communication and problem-solving skills.

Progress evaluation

Over time, your therapist monitors progress and adjusts the treatment plan as necessary.

What are the benefits of family counseling?

Family counseling at Conduit Behavioral Health can offer numerous benefits for you and your family, including:

  • Improved communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Enhanced understanding
  • Strengthened relationships
  • Emotional support
  • Coping skills

If you’re looking for a solution to resolve issues in your family, turn to the experts at Conduit Behavioral Health today by calling or clicking online.