Our Approach


Traditional family therapy, which is often non-directive and "feeling" oriented, does not take into account the specific dynamics and behaviours that characterize stepfamilies. Following the work of Jeanette Lofas at the Stepfamily Foundation in New York, we employ an organizational model. Our approach is directive, research based, and solution oriented.

We regard our clients as:

  • normal individuals in a new and complex life situation

  • who can and will achieve harmonious relationships and family stability when they

  • understand the nature of the difficulties they are confronting, and

  • take appropriate actions to resolve them.

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