You are wise to get some family therapy for yourselves because you cannot help your daughter unless you're feeling positive about your own thoughts and actions. You may find that her individual therapy may be complemented by her also attending some family therapy sessions with you. Don't treat your daughter as the "sick" member in the family, the one who has to be "cured." Approach her healing by seeing her as a loved member of your family, a daughter who needs your understanding and the experienced care of talented therapists. You are making the right decisions. Write me with a progress report if you have the time.
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Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has conducted parenting seminars on topics ranging from how to discipline toddlers to how to stay connected with teenagers. Kendrick has appeared as an expert on national broadcast media such as CBS, Fox Television Network, Cable News Network, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio. In addition, he's been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and many other publications.
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