family therapy & support

types of family

We acknowledge ​the importance of family, recognizing its complexity, beauty, and potential volatility. Family is what, who, and how you define it. It can be a combination of:
 

  • Family of origin: biological or adoptive family from childhood, who raised you
     

  • Marital family: spouse(s) and in-law relationships; blended families
     

  • Family of choice: friends, community members, support systems, etc.

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How it works

  • Follow the same process as selecting a provider for individual therapy, (click here) for the providers affiliated with Rainbow Resiliency. 
     

  • While one person may take the lead on scheduling the initial consultation, all persons are invited to the first 60-minute session. 

  • All members of the family will need to complete the intake paperwork.
     

  • All family members involved will need to agree to a "No Secrets Policy" - meaning the family therapist will not hold secrets from the other members of the family. An individual therapist is the best person for processing topics others may not be aware of at this time. 
     

  • Check with your insurance carrier regarding your benefits:

    • Do you have out-of-network (OON) coverage?

    • What is your co-insurance?

    • What is your OON deductible?

    • Do you need to use in-network providers? 

    • What is your deductible?

    • What is your co-pay?

  • If the fit feels right, continue scheduling based on the frequency you agree upon with your provider. Follow-up sessions are 50-minutes in duration.​

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family therapy

Family therapy is loosely defined by any type of therapeutic support offered to any combination of family members. For some, this may be an occasional adjunct service offered by the individual therapist of the client. For others, the family unit itself is the client and sessions focus on relationship dynamics and agreed upon goals. Occasionally, family work is done through individual processing techniques, not requiring family members to be present.

  • Parent(s)-Child: Family therapy may focus on the relationship between parent(s) or guardian(s) and the child(ren). This may involve helping family members understand a certain topic or condition impacting one person within the home, or it may involve a family-as-a-whole navigating something together.
     

  • Couples/Relationship Therapy: This type of family therapy invites all partners in the relationship together to define, work on, and explore their relationship goals. Providers honor the diversity of potential dating/marital relationships, offering support to those in monogamous, ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous, open, and other types of partnerships. 
     

  • Sibling Support: Siblings, cousins, and other same-generation peers can be a source of great support or struggle. Therapy that focuses on siblings may have a similar feel as the other types listed, or may be an entity with a life of its own.

Queer & Trans Pregnancy & Parenting

An open process group for those who are navigating the pregnancy, fertility, and parenting process as members of the LGBTQQIA+ community. Individuals, partners, & co-parents are encouraged to attend. Topics include: navigating the fertility process; healthcare experiences; the adoption process; raising children within a LGBTQQIA+ family; navigating childcare & school systems; & more!

Facilitators: Kayti
Date & Time: TBD
Cost: $40/session (please ask if you need financial assistance)

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Pflag resources

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, and queer people, their parents and families, and their allies. It offers FREE peer support groups for families and allies to education themselves and offer/provider support for others with similar experiences.

Date & Time: Varies by location
Cost: Free

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