Dynamic Psychotherapy

Dynamic Psychotherapy is a Melbourne Psychology Practice with an ISTDP focus

Family Therapy

If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships,
you are not alone.

A family participating in family therapy

Looking for a Family Therapist in Melbourne?

Dynamic Psychotherapy’s team of therapists can provide support and help in strengthening relationships during difficult times

We have psychologists who are trained in family therapy and can offer sessions for members of a family with a variety of issues including:

  • Improving relationships among members in a family
  • Rebuilding and strengthening relationships
  • Parenting and parent-child issues
  • Conflict among members in a family
  • Building coping skills
  • The emotional impact of changes in family structures
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Major stressors or events
  • Separation and divorce
  • Blended families issues
  • Older adult issues
  • Trauma, loss, grief, and adjustment
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Greater enjoyment of family life

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Family Therapy in Melbourne

Our therapists provide compassionate and professional family therapy to support families through challenging circumstances, trauma, and significant life changes. We understand that families can face various crises at different stages of their lives. Our skilled team is here to provide a safe and nurturing environment for you and your loved ones to navigate these challenges together.

We specialise in helping families overcome conflicts, improve communication, and foster healthier relationships. We recognize that every family is unique, and we tailor our approach to suit your specific needs and goals. Whether you are dealing with divorce, loss, blended family issues, or any other stressors, we are here to help you find acceptance, healing, and growth as a family unit.

Dynamic Psychotherapy is committed to providing the highest standard of care and expertise in the field of family therapy. Our team utilizes evidence-based approaches, including Family Systems Therapy and Behavioural Family Therapy, to address the underlying issues affecting your family dynamics. We work collaboratively with you, integrating your values and strengths into the therapeutic process.

If you find yourself in need of support during these challenging times, reach out to Dynamic Psychotherapy. Our dedicated team is here to help you and your family navigate through life’s trials and emerge stronger, more connected, and ready for a brighter future. Don’t face these challenges alone – let us guide you towards healing and positive change.

What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy focuses on improving communication and resolving conflicts among family members. It recognises that families are interconnected systems therefore, what is faced by one member can impact the entire family unit. The goal of family therapy is to promote understanding, empathy, and collaboration within the family, leading to healthier relationships and improved mental well-being for all family members. By addressing underlying issues and patterns of interaction, family therapy can help families navigate challenging circumstances, strengthen their bond, and build resilience in the face of adversity.

During our Family Therapy sessions, our therapists create a compassionate space where family members can freely express their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. We believe that by acknowledging and validating each person’s feelings, we can foster a sense of understanding, empathy, and connection within the family. Our goal is to empower families to navigate difficulties together, strengthening their relationships and building resilience in the face of adversity.

What Does a Family Therapist Do?

Family therapists help families work through and overcome challenges by supporting empathic and open dialogue between members, help the family group become more inclusive of the needs of individual members, build collabration amongst members to support problem solving and decision making, and support the development of skills and resources the family group can utilise to strengthen their relationships and goals for the future.

How can a Family Therapist help?

Working together as a family not just as individuals or couples can offer ways of addressing common issues that can affect all family members not just individuals. Four common family challenges that family therapy can assist with are:

1. Managing life stressors and change both redictable and unpredictable change such as employment loss, moving, separation, leaving home, illness, traumatic events, or the birth of a new child can undermine support and care amongst family members.

2. Managing relationship issues. Changes in relationships amongst members can impact on the stability and functioning of the family unit, such as sibling conflicts, addition of step-parents and siblings, families increasing in size and responsibilities or reducing in size and members due to loss, leaving home or separation, and multi-generaltional relationship responsibilities such as caring for grandparents. As relationships, members and individual changes, the family units can suffer.

3. Managing special needs. Mental and general health issues impact on individuals and families as a group such as child developmental challenges, acute and chronic mental and physical illness and disabilities care issues. Family therapists encourage shared care and support amongst members where possible.

4. Parent-child issues are common challenges that can arise within families, impacting the overall family.  These issues can include, parenting skill issues, communication and difficult behaviours, age & developmental milestone issues, school refusal, mental health and developmental conditions such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum issues.

How Our Melbourne Family Therapists Can Help

At Dynamic Psychotherapy, our team of family therapists is dedicated to helping individuals and families navigate through challenging times and strengthen their relationships. With our expertise in family dynamics and systems, we can provide tailored guidance and support to address a wide range of issues that may arise within families. Our compassionate and experienced therapists are trained to identify and utilize the unique strengths of each family member, facilitating improved communication, healthier relationships, and overall well-being. Whether you are facing complex family structures, managing stressors and transitions, or dealing with mental health issues, our Melbourne family therapists are here to provide the professional help and guidance you need. With our comprehensive approach to therapy, we aim to empower individuals and families, promoting resilience and fostering a more harmonious family dynamic.

When should you seek help?

Family life is filled with ups and downs, and it is natural to face challenges along the way. However, there are certain signs that indicate when a family should seek professional help. Recognizing these signs and reaching out for support can make a significant difference in resolving issues and maintaining healthy relationships. Some common signs include growing intolerance of different perspectives, family members stop talking or unable to have a conversation with-out arguing, repetitive arguments that don’t seem to go anywhere or solve issues, arguing, bullying, coersive or aggressive behaviour that appears to be worsening, unforeseen crises events, difficult behaviours such as abuse, self-harm and isolation and withdrawal from family members.

What Family Therapy we do at Dynamic Psychotherapy

At Dynamic Psychotherapy, our experienced family psychologists offer a range of family therapies to help address various challenges and improve relationships within the family unit. Our therapists are skilled in providing evidence-based therapies that are tailored to meet the specific needs of each family. These include couple counselling, parent-child and parenting support, sibling relationship support, and multi-generational family group support.

Claudio Donisi is our principle Family Therapist.
Moulya and Susanna also provide Family Therapy when a female therapist is required.
Claudio, Moulya and Susanna also work with individuals and couples.

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Moulya Ramesh Kumar

Clinical Psychologist

Claudio Donisi

Principle Family Therapist & Senior Psychologist

Susanna Sibillin


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