Family Therapy NJ

Our team of therapists, counselors, and social workers are fully licensed and trained to help your family resolve conflicts, work through trauma and loss, and build healthier, stronger relationships. If you are looking for a comprehensive approach to family therapy, GATE has unique and effective family therapy treatments in NJ, including in New Brunswick and Edison, to help your family move forward healthily and positively.

Family Therapy Treatments

Our approach to family therapy uses three different treatments – individual therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and group therapy. Through a combination of some or all of these methods, we help the individuals within the family and help treat the family as a cohesive unit.

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Individual Therapy

The trained therapists at GATE will work with individual family members to learn effective communication skills, discuss conflicts confidentially and come up with strategies to address them. This is useful for helping each individual prepare for the group therapy process.

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, helps you to understand the link between thoughts and behavior. Using CBT, you and your family will analyze the thoughts that lead to certain behaviors. Then they learn to reframe their thoughts to lead to a change in behavior in their family relationships.

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Group Therapy

Meeting as a family to discuss trauma, conflict, or loss is vital for successful family therapy. You’ll take the skills you’ve learned in individual sessions and apply them to a regularly scheduled and professionally moderated family therapy session. Our counselors also lead multi-family group therapy where families with similar presenting issues work together in a traditional group therapy session.

Play Therapy

Our licensed counselors incorporate gaming with our family therapy services through board games, storytelling, role-playing, sand trays, and expressive arts.

Therapy Based on Your Needs

When you work with our licensed counselors, your family therapy plan will be tailored to your exact mental health needs. We also accept insurance, including Horizon and CIGNA. To learn more about our payment options and how we can help make receiving therapy stress-free, contact us today.

How Does Family Therapy Work?

When your family is experiencing a conflict, it can be easy to feel isolated from one another. You may not want to be in the same room, let alone speak with each other, but working through issues together is one of the most effective ways to reach some kind of common ground. Our family therapy ensures that communication isn’t lost between your family, so you can all reach a point of mutual understanding.

GATE family therapists and counselors specialize in helping families resolve trauma, conflict, and loss using our unique therapy and mental health approach. Our team will work with the individuals in your family to develop the interpersonal and emotional skills necessary to create healthier family dynamics.

Family therapy Techniques

Our fully licensed counselors at GATE use three broad techniques in family therapy in NJ. These techniques are tailored to your specific family dynamic, struggles, and needs. i Below, we’ll outline each one so you can better understand what to expect when you work with GATE.


Our behavioral techniques focus on specific problems you’re experiencing in your family dynamic. If communication is a main struggle between members, we’ll use roleplaying to help change unhealthy communication behaviors. This technique provides a chance to address individual behaviors that are hindering the family dynamic overall.


The psychodynamic technique look at the internal state or mental health of each individual. By looking at how each member interprets a situation can help shed light on why responses are a certain way. Our therapists help you learn how to develop new emotional responses to situations to promote healthier reactions.


This family therapy technique focuses on the structure of the family and the boundaries within it. We’ll help you improve the way your family functions by creating routines that maintain healthy boundaries and roles.

Benefits of Family Therapy

By seeking family therapy at GATE, your family will develop the skills necessary to:

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Develop Healthy Boundaries

The therapists at GATE will aid your family in setting appropriate boundaries and help you keep these boundaries in place.


Improve Communication

Through individual and group sessions, you and your family will be able to respectfully and effectively communicate your concerns, needs, and boundaries.

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Address Negative Interactions

Our family therapists can help your family develop the skills necessary to deal with harmful attachments such as codependency issues, enabling issues, or other harmful interactions.

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