Family Therapy

When a family changes the way it interacts and functions, all of its members benefit

The family system is a powerful dynamic. It can lift up everyone in it or tear them apart. We are passionate about working with families because we believe it can be the most effective way to support individual growth.

When a family system changes the way it interacts and functions, all of its members benefit. This doesn’t always mean I have the whole family at every session. It is a perspective shift from our individualistic culture to a perspective of the interconnectedness of human nature.
A great metaphor for this is a child’s mobile. If one were to remove or add a piece it affects the entire mobile. Because of this effect, change can occur very quickly and be long lasting. Change in your family system opens up new possibilities and ways of being for all the members.
When you feel you not only have a physically safe environment but an emotionally supportive one, everyone thrives. In addition, when your family is able to communicate clearly and effectively with one another, you all are able to support each other through difficult experiences and transitions.
For far too long now society has been talking about mental health as an individual problem. Mental health comes from mutually supportive loving relationships. I am passionate about ending silent individual suffering and helping people find loving connections.

Family therapy can work quickly as we have multiple people to work together to interrupt patterns and practice new skills. Most families find that 6-8 weekly sessions and 6-8 biweekly sessions can create lasting improvements in family communication and interactions. 

We also do not always have the whole family at every session.

For family therapy, we can bill the following insurances: Pacific Source, Moda, First Choice, and Out-of-Network.

You will see one of the following therapists:

  • Joella Long, LMFT
  • Michael A. Long, LMFT 

 Get your free 20-min consultation to see if we’re the right fit.

    Cascadia Family Therapy Logo in Blue
    Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering online sessions only.
    780 NW York Drive, Suite 204

    Bend, Oregon, USA 97703

    (541) 639-2986