Family Therapy

Family Therapy

We champion the collective journey towards healing and recovery for families navigating through the challenges of addiction. Located in the heart of Encino, California, our dedicated team of therapists is here to guide your family through a supportive and nurturing therapeutic process, ensuring every member finds a path towards understanding, reconciliation, and collective healing.

The Integral Role of Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Family therapy plays a pivotal role in the realm of addiction treatment, recognizing the family as a core component in an individual’s life and recovery journey. Addiction is not an isolated issue; it permeates through the individual’s relationships, particularly within the family, creating a cascade of emotional, psychological, and relational challenges. Family therapy, therefore, seeks to address these multifaceted issues, providing a therapeutic space where family members can navigate through the complexities and ripple effects of addiction.

A Collective Journey Towards Healing

In the context of addiction treatment, family therapy is not merely a support mechanism for the individual undergoing treatment but is a collective journey towards healing for all family members involved. The therapy acknowledges the pain, confusion, and often, the fracturing of relationships that occur in the wake of addiction. It provides a safe, structured, and confidential environment where feelings of anger, sadness, frustration, and hope can be openly expressed and explored. The therapist facilitates communication, ensuring that each member’s voice is heard and validated, fostering a sense of understanding and empathy among family members.

Addressing Dynamics and Strengthening Bonds

Family therapy delves into the intricate dynamics that are often present within families dealing with addiction. It addresses patterns of communication, explores roles that members have adopted (such as enabler or caretaker), and seeks to understand the underlying emotional currents within the family system. The goal is to dismantle dysfunctional patterns, establish healthy boundaries, and strengthen bonds through improved communication and mutual understanding. Therapists utilize various models and techniques, such as the Family Disease Model and the Family Systems Model, to understand and address these dynamics effectively.

Skill Development and Relapse Prevention

An essential aspect of family therapy in addiction treatment involves equipping family members with the skills to manage the challenges that arise during and post-treatment. This includes developing coping mechanisms, communication skills, and strategies to manage potential relapse situations. Families learn how to support their loved one in recovery effectively while also ensuring that they do not neglect their own well-being. The therapy emphasizes the importance of self-care, establishing healthy boundaries, and creating a supportive and conducive environment for ongoing recovery.

The Sustained Impact of Family Therapy

The impact of family therapy extends beyond the immediate treatment phase, influencing the long-term recovery journey of the individual and the relational harmony within the family. Families that engage in therapy often find themselves better equipped to navigate through the challenges of recovery, providing supportive and constructive environments that are conducive to sustained sobriety and mental well-being. Moreover, the skills and understanding developed during therapy continue to enhance the quality of relationships within the family, fostering a sense of unity, empathy, and collective growth.

Why Opt for Family Therapy at The Encino Recovery and Detox Center in Encino?

Choosing The Encino Recovery and Detox Center for your Family Therapy means embracing a holistic, compassionate, and effective approach to collective well-being. Our Family Therapy program in Encino is meticulously designed to address the unique dynamics and challenges faced by families dealing with addiction, ensuring a tailored strategy that fosters understanding, communication, and healing among all members.

The Essence of Family Therapy

Family Therapy is a therapeutic approach that seeks to improve communication and resolve conflicts within a family unit. It recognizes the interconnectedness of family members and understands that the actions or challenges of one member can impact the entire unit. The therapy provides a safe space where each member can express their feelings, concerns, and experiences, guided by a professional therapist. The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy provides additional insights into the role and benefits of family therapy.

Our Approach to Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment

  • Inclusive Sessions: Engage in sessions where each family member has a voice, ensuring all perspectives are heard and valued.

  • Safe and Confidential Environment: We prioritize your family’s privacy and safety, ensuring a space where you can openly explore dynamics and emotions without judgment.

  • Skill Development: Learn and develop crucial communication and coping skills to navigate through the challenges and changes that come with recovery.

Addressing the Ripple Effects with Family Therapy

Our adept team at The Encino Recovery and Detox Center recognizes the ripple effects that addiction can have on the family unit. Family Therapy is instrumental in managing the emotional, psychological, and relational impacts of addiction, providing each member with the tools to navigate these challenges effectively and ensuring a sustainable recovery and harmonious family dynamics.

Embarking on a Collective Journey to Recovery in Encino, CA

Embark on your path to collective recovery with The Encino Recovery and Detox Center, where your family’s well-being is our paramount concern. Our Family Therapy program is not merely a treatment; it’s a journey towards understanding, reshaping dynamics, and reclaiming harmony within your family unit.

Connect with The Encino Recovery and Detox Center

Ready to take the first step towards a healthier, fulfilling family life? Reach out to us at The Encino Recovery and Detox Center, and let’s navigate the path to recovery together, ensuring your family’s journey is supportive, empowering, and successful.

Therapy Specialization

  • 12-Step

  • Chemical Addiction

  • Process Addictions

  • Family involvement with recovery work

  • Linkage to Alanon / CODA / AA-NA/ and external groups specific to client and family need

  • Alumni Group

  • Mood disorders

  • Complex Trauma

  • Environmental Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-harm

  • LGBTQ Mental Health

  • Trauma Healing

  • Male and Female Treatment Tracks

  • Specialists are brought in to lead group work and supplement on-site treatment, health, and wellness

  • Board Certified Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry MD on staff

  • DBT trained clinicians

  • On-site LVN

  • Trauma Informed clinicians (TFCBT, ART)

  • Full scope UA’s done randomly and when indicated or directed

  • Psychiatry, evaluations, and medication management

  • On-site education/occupational support

  • Discharge planning

  • Resources for outside referrals for adjunct family member support, continuity of care

Treatment Modalities

  • ARC Principles- Attachment, Regulation & Competency

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Parent Education

  • Process Groups

  • 12-Step

  • Daily group therapy for clients

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy

  • Conflict Resolution

  • RET- Rational Emotive Therapy

  • Family Support groups

  • Family Contracts

  • Independent living skill building

  • Family Reunification

Our Facilities


The seclusion, outdoor spaces, therapy space and privacy truly give this treatment center a spa-like appeal with private bedrooms for all.


The Encino Recovery and Detox Center is an amazing treatment center which leaves little to nothing to be desired.

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