Sibling Therapy

The licensed therapists at GATE specialize in helping to mediate sibling conflicts for siblings of all ages. Whether you are looking to help your children develop a healthier relationship, or you are an adult seeking to resolve disputes with your sibling(s), GATE can help you devise a therapy treatment plan that suits you and your sibling’s needs and mental health.

Sibling Conflict Therapy Plans

We approach sibling conflict in three different ways depending on you and your siblings’ needs. GATE utilizes the following types of therapy to treat sibling conflict.

Individual Therapy

The therapists at GATE can work one-on-one with you and your sibling(s) to help plan and prepare strategies for conflict resolution. We will address your perception of the relationship and your place in it to help you discover the best path forward in your relationship with your sibling(s) and your personal mental health.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

CBT therapy examines the relationship between your thoughts and the resulting behaviors that come from them. By helping to change your thought process, you can make noticeable changes to your behavior. This is useful for analyzing why you act the way you do in your relationship with your sibling(s). Using meta-cognition, or thinking about thinking, we can help you prepare to address the conflict.

Group Therapy

For sibling conflicts, group therapy can work in two complementary ways. A therapist specializing in conflict remediation can help guide you and your sibling(s) to a resolution in a group setting. For children, this might take the form of family therapy. Additionally, you and your sibling(s) can enter a larger group session consisting of a group therapy counselor and other siblings working on their relationships. This group perspective can change how you see your relationship.

Play Therapy

At GATE, we combine therapy and gaming. We use tools such as board games, storytelling, role-playing, sand trays, and expressive arts in our therapy services.

Therapy Based on Your Needs

At GATE, our licensed counselors help create a unique therapy plan for your exact mental health needs.

How Our Counselors Can Help

At GATE, our counselors specialize in helping clients meet their mental health goals. We can help you and your sibling(s) resolve conflict and trauma that may be holding back the growth of your relationships. Schedule an onboarding session with us to learn more about our therapy process.

GATE Therapy Intake Process

The licensed therapists, social workers, and counselors at GATE follow a three-step process to deliver the proper therapy care to our clients. This process works as follows: consultation, evaluation, and initial appointment.

Consultation

This phase helps us determine what type of therapy works best for you. We go over insurance, medical history, therapy goals and decide whether or not you’d prefer in-person sessions or remote sessions during this step. Your medical data is kept localized and confidential using TheraNest.

Evaluation

During the evaluation phase, we help build a treatment plan based on your needs, therapy goals, and mental health evaluation. This phase helps ensure that you receive the best care in the way most suited to your needs.

Appointment

In the appointment phase, we work session by session to meet your treatment plan goals. Using TheraNest, you can schedule, reschedule, and make payments online at your convenience.

Benefits of Sibling Conflict Therapy

Through sibling conflict therapy, you can expect you or your children to develop the following skills:

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Better Communication

The therapists at GATE help clients develop better communication skills to set healthy boundaries, express needs, and wants and navigate conflict in a healthy way.

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Improved Empathy

Our therapists can work with siblings to develop their empathy skills through role-playing and other skill-building techniques. This will help rebuild these sibling relationships by re-establishing connections.

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Healthy Emotional Expression

Clients can expect to learn appropriate and healthy ways to express the negative and positive emotions they experience in their relationships. Our counselors can help siblings emote and express themselves in a healthy, positive manner.

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