Fran Miller Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist

Marital and Family Psychotherapy

Marital (couples counseling) and family therapy are billed as Family Psychotherapy (90847). In marital therapy the issues addressed include history of the relationship, family history of each partner, personality dynamics, communication patterns, non violent communication skills, empathic listening instruction, education and practice of negotiation techniques, and the importance of resolution. In family therapy, family dynamics, members’ roles in the family, personality issues, and communication patterns are all addressed. “Family Rules” are sometimes implemented when needed for family discipline.