Additional Family Therapy and Support

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Pacific Quest recognizes that some families will benefit from additional therapeutic support. Pacific Quest offers an additional family therapy track option for families in need of more intensive, individualized support for both parents and siblings. This additional family therapy track is offered in addition to weekly calls with a child’s primary therapist at Pacific Quest.

Families who choose to participate in the additional family therapy track have weekly, one-hour phone sessions as well as necessary support calls and connections throughout the week with an experienced, licensed therapist to help address their specific goals and challenges as parents and within the family system. This process provides an integrated approach that parallels, compliments, and supports the child’s experience at Pacific Quest, creating a solid, comprehensive and collaborative family treatment plan.

Additional Family Therapy and Support:

  • creates a place for you to openly discuss your personal anxieties and concerns
  • helps you to identify your own challenges in parenting and your personal struggles with your adolescent and young adult children
  • identifies and acknowledges patterns that can be helpful and some that can impact your success in parenting
  • assists you to develop and create new strategies in parenting, co-parenting, boundary setting and increases positive and productive communication
  • teaches you how to empower your children while being clear about your own personal and parental boundaries
  • increases skills, which will allow you to gain confidence in your parenting
  • enhances and creates depth in relationships between siblings
  • guides your family in how to best communicate, connect with your child in treatment and with one another at home
  • teaches the family tools for identifying and managing emotions and increases effective communication of these emotions
  • provides additional objective perspectives and support for the individual family situation and treatment planning
  • incorporates your growth with your child’s growth into the family process
  • facilitates an understanding of a child’s and parent’s developmental stages and teaches healthy progression through those stages
  • emphasizes your needs in conjunction with your child’s and your family’s needs
  • assists in translating the skills gained in treatment and integrating them into your family systems and future treatment environments

This integrative approach allows for a more comprehensive continuity of care as family therapists and coaching specialists work closely with the child’s Pacific Quest therapist and other professionals working directly with the family. Family Therapists consistently provide families with clear and direct feedback and compassionate support while ensuring the highest continuity of care for the family. With this collaborative approach, Family Therapists are able to quickly determine and tailor to what is specifically appropriate for each family and provide support and guidance based on each family’s unique needs.

Therapists Providing This Additional
Family Therapy and Support:

JEN MURPHY, is licensed therapist and parent coaching specialist who has spent 14 years working alongside adolescents, young adults and their families in varied therapeutic settings. She has spent the last several years honing her therapeutic skills in developing and implementing programs that provide specific and effective support to the whole family system during the treatment process.

HILARY MOSES, is a licensed therapist and parent coaching specialist who has worked with adolescents, young adults and their families in outdoor behavioral health since 2001. She has experience both as a therapist and clinical director within program settings and is known for an empathetic and direct approach that elicits awareness and a desire for growth from others. She helps families develop a lifestyle plan and habits that can enhance quality of life regardless of the situation.

Please contact an admissions counselor for current cost information on these additional therapeutic support services.