Family Therapy

Empowering Families, Strengthening Bonds

Welcome to Liana Gibson's private therapy practice. We specialize in helping families and couples navigate life's challenges, fostering stronger bonds, and creating healthy relationships.

We believe in a holistic approach, considering not just the individual but the entire family system. Through evidence-based techniques, we aim to uncover the underlying patterns and provide strategies for lasting change.

Liana, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas, Washington, and California, brings over 12 years of experience to her practice. She skillfully combines faith, recovery principles, and cultural awareness in her family therapy. This unique, holistic approach caters to diverse individuals and families. Fluent in English and Russian, Liana is dedicated to fostering healthier relationships and personal growth.

Family is Worth the Investment

A loving family is one of life's greatest gifts, a sanctuary where you are seen, heard, and cherished. Yet, despite their profound importance, we sometimes overlook the chance to let our family members know just how much they mean to us. It's as if a subtle veil of hesitation prevents us from sharing our deepest feelings of gratitude and love. These unspoken emotions rest within us, waiting for the perfect moment that, more often than not, slips away. So seize the opportunity—tell your family how irreplaceable they are, how much warmth they bring into your world. Because expressing love shouldn't wait. Share your heart openly and vulnerably, while the gift of their presence remains a part of your life. At Family Therapy, we're here to create a safe sanctuary for you and your loved ones to share from the heart and build healthy relationships.


"My greatest wish is that my kids always know how much I love them, and they walk through the rest of their lives knowing that I'll always be there for them whenever they need me."


Frequently Asked Questions

Numerous research studies have consistently shown the efficacy of marriage and family therapy in addressing a wide array of mental, emotional, and health issues. Conditions such as adolescent drug addiction, depression, alcohol dependency, obesity, and even dementia in older adults, along with marital problems and interpersonal conflicts, are effectively managed and treated by marriage and family therapists.

Furthermore, clients of marriage and family therapists often express high levels of satisfaction with the services received. They report significant improvements not just in their personal and family relationships but also in their emotional and overall health. This extends to enhanced work productivity and better relationships with colleagues. Additionally, clients have noted improvements in their social lives, community engagement, and overall wellbeing, underscoring the comprehensive benefits of marriage and family therapy.

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) recognizes that an individual's behavior and wellbeing are often deeply influenced by the family dynamics they are part of. In MFT, the focus of therapy extends beyond the individual, even when they are the only one participating in therapy sessions. It involves understanding and addressing the complex web of relationships surrounding the individual.

This therapeutic approach is effective in addressing a broad spectrum of serious clinical issues, such as depression, anxiety, various marital challenges, individual psychological concerns, and parent-child relationship problems.

Marriage and Family Therapists are trained to handle diverse and significant clinical issues, including but not limited to depression, marital discord, anxiety, personal psychological struggles, and conflicts between parents and children.

Studies show that MFT can be equally or more effective compared to standard or individual therapy methods for a range of mental health issues. This includes mood disorders, alcoholism and substance abuse in adults, conduct disorders in children, adolescent substance abuse, anorexia in young adult women, autism in children, chronic physical illnesses in both adults and children, and issues related to marital distress and conflict.

Deciding between individual therapy and family therapy can be a thoughtful process. We offer both. Individual therapy is a great choice if you're looking to explore personal challenges, understand your own patterns and behaviors, or work through issues that are primarily about you as an individual. It offers a private space to focus on your personal growth and healing.

On the other hand, family therapy is beneficial when the challenges you're facing involve family dynamics, communication issues among family members, or when the goal is to improve relationships within the family unit. It helps address issues from a systemic perspective, understanding each member's role and impact on the family as a whole.

At times, a combination of both might be the most effective approach. During your initial consultation, we'll discuss your specific situation and help you determine the most suitable path for you and, if applicable, for your family. Our goal is to provide the support and guidance that best resonates with your unique needs and circumstances.

Absolutely. Our services encompass individual therapy through various modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We recognize that each client is unique, with distinct needs and responses to different therapeutic approaches. Some modalities may be more effective for specific challenges. Your therapist, considering your personal circumstances and the effectiveness of the approach, will tailor a treatment plan that best aligns with your needs, ensuring a personalized and effective therapy experience.

Certainly. We welcome the opportunity to work with teenagers and understand the unique challenges they face during this pivotal stage of life. It's important to recognize that a teenager's experiences are often interconnected with family dynamics. In therapy, we explore these connections with sensitivity and an open mind. While the focus may initially be on your teenager, we also consider the broader family context. This approach helps in identifying how changes in family interactions and relationships can positively influence your teenager's wellbeing.

We believe in a collaborative process, where the willingness of the family to engage in self-reflection and consider new perspectives can lead to meaningful progress. Our goal is to create a supportive environment where every family member, including your teenager, feels heard, valued, and empowered to grow.

Definitely. Welcoming a new child is a significant event, and we are uniquely trained to assist families during this time of transition. We understand the complex dynamics that can arise when a new sibling joins the family. Our therapy sessions offer a supportive environment where each family member can express their feelings and navigate the changes together.

With our specialized training in family dynamics and transitions, we're equipped to address the shifts in roles, responsibilities, and relationships that often accompany the arrival of a new child. We aim to ensure that every family member feels heard and valued, fostering a smooth transition. By working together, we'll develop strategies to strengthen family bonds, promote mutual understanding, and celebrate this wonderful new phase in your family's journey.

Yes, we are here to support families facing the challenges of drug or alcohol abuse. Understanding the profound impact substance abuse can have on family dynamics, we provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space for everyone involved. Our approach is to work not just with the individual struggling with substance abuse but also with the family as a whole.

We recognize the importance of addressing the emotional, psychological, and relational aspects that are often intertwined with substance abuse. Our therapy sessions are designed to help your family navigate these complexities, offering guidance on how to support your loved one while also taking care of your own wellbeing. Together, we'll explore coping strategies, communication techniques, and ways to strengthen the family unit during this challenging time.

Our goal is to foster resilience, understanding, and a path toward healing for all family members affected by this situation.

Absolutely. Tackling depression is a journey you don’t have to undertake alone. Our therapy practice offers compassionate and effective support for those struggling with depression. Our approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), are tailored to manage and help overcome the symptoms of depression.

In our sessions, we delve into understanding the unique factors contributing to your depression, including any family dynamics that might be playing a role. If these dynamics are contributing factors, we'll work together with your family to foster healing in those areas. We also believe in a holistic approach to your wellbeing; therefore, we may coordinate with your medical doctor to ensure our therapy aligns with any medical advice or treatment you're receiving.

It's also crucial to find the right therapeutic fit for you. We understand that not every therapist will be the perfect match for every individual. If we believe you could benefit more from another specialist, we are committed to helping you find the right professional and ensuring you receive the treatment you need and deserve. Our goal is to provide a safe, understanding environment where you can express yourself freely and embark on a path towards recovery and personal fulfillment.

Yes, we provide treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety. Understanding that anxiety can manifest in various forms and affect every aspect of life, we offer a personalized approach to therapy. Our methods are designed to help you understand the root causes of your anxiety, develop coping strategies, and learn new ways to manage and reduce your symptoms.

We utilize a range of evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is particularly effective in addressing anxiety disorders. Our goal is to create a supportive and nurturing environment where you can explore your feelings, understand your anxiety triggers, and build resilience.

In addition to individual therapy, we also consider how your environment and relationships may be contributing to your anxiety. If needed, we can involve family therapy sessions to address any relational dynamics that might be impacting your mental health. Ultimately, our aim is to guide you towards a life where anxiety is manageable and does not define your daily experiences. We're here to support you on your journey to greater peace and emotional well-being.

While we are in the process of securing a permanent office space in the Fort Worth and Weatherford, TX areas, we remain committed to meeting your therapy needs with flexibility. When you reach out to us, please let us know your preference. We are happy to make arrangements to meet with you in person, ensuring your convenience even before our permanent office is established.

Many of our clients appreciate the flexibility and comfort that comes with telehealth sessions, avoiding the hassle of traffic and travel. We are fully equipped to offer these convenient telehealth services to clients in Texas, Washington, and California. Whether you prefer therapy from the comfort of your own home or an in-person session, we're here to accommodate your needs and provide the highest quality of care.

Avoiding insurance claims allows us to safeguard your confidentiality and prioritize your unique needs, free from the constraints of specific diagnoses or insurance limitations. Insurance providers frequently determine therapy duration, which might not always match your personal requirements. Operating as a self-pay service enables us to tailor our sessions to your specific needs, rather than being restricted by insurance guidelines. As an out-of-network provider, we do not directly bill insurance companies. However, we can provide detailed receipts for our services, which you can submit to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement. Many clients find that they can receive partial or full reimbursement for therapy services, depending on their individual insurance plans. We recommend checking with your insurance provider regarding out-of-network coverage for mental health services. Our team is here to assist you with any necessary documentation to facilitate this process.

Yes, we offer online therapy sessions for added convenience and accessibility. Utilizing secure and confidential telehealth platforms, we provide high-quality therapy services to clients in Texas, Washington, and California. Whether you're at home, at work, or traveling, our online sessions ensure that professional support is just a click away. This flexibility allows you to fit therapy into your schedule in a way that best suits your lifestyle, without compromising on the quality of care you receive.

Yes, we proudly offer counseling services to clients in Texas. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Liana Gibson is well-equipped to provide expert counseling to individuals, couples, and families across the state. Whether you are looking for in-person sessions or prefer the convenience of online therapy, we are here to accommodate your needs. Our commitment is to offer accessible, empathetic, and high-quality therapeutic support to our Texas clients, helping them navigate life's challenges and achieve personal growth and stronger relationships.

Liana Gibson, LMFT is a Christian and she is a counselor. She understands the importance of integrating faith and spirituality into the healing process. She will respect and incorporate your Christian values and beliefs into the therapeutic approach, offering a space where faith and psychology intersect to promote holistic healing and growth.

Whether you are seeking guidance through personal challenges, relationship issues, or family dynamics, our counseling services are designed to provide support that aligns with your spiritual beliefs. We aim to create a compassionate and understanding environment where you can explore life's difficulties through the lens of your faith, finding strength and guidance in Christian principles.

Yes, we provide premarital counseling services. Understanding the significance of this life-changing commitment, we aim to equip couples with the tools and insights needed for a strong, healthy marriage. Our premarital counseling focuses on key areas such as communication, conflict resolution, financial planning, family dynamics, and expectations in marriage.

Through these sessions, we help couples build a solid foundation for their future together, addressing any concerns and fostering a deeper understanding of each other. Liana Gibson's approach is tailored to each couple, ensuring that your unique relationship dynamics are understood and nurtured. We believe that premarital counseling is a vital step in preparing for a lifelong partnership, and we are here to support you on this exciting journey.

Yes, we provide support and therapy for individuals dealing with childhood trauma. Understanding the profound and lasting impact that such experiences can have, we offer a safe, empathetic space for healing and recovery. Our approach is sensitive, patient, and tailored to the unique needs of each individual.

We utilize various therapeutic techniques to help you process and work through the effects of childhood trauma. This may involve exploring past experiences, understanding their impact on your current life, and developing strategies to cope and heal. Liana Gibson's expertise in this area ensures that therapy is conducted with the utmost care and respect for your journey.

We believe in the possibility of recovery and growth even from the deepest wounds, and we are committed to supporting you every step of the way as you heal and reclaim a sense of wholeness and well-being.

Yes, Liana Gibson, LMFT, offers grief counseling for individuals coping with loss and bereavement. Understanding the profound impact of losing a loved one or experiencing significant loss, our services provide a compassionate and understanding space for you to express and work through your feelings.

Grief is a deeply personal journey, and Liana's approach is customized to meet each client's unique needs and circumstances. In these sessions, Liana helps you process your grief, navigate the complex emotions involved, and find a path towards healing and acceptance. With her empathetic guidance, you will be supported with utmost care and respect, ensuring a safe environment for you to heal and find strength during this challenging time.

While larger online therapy platforms offer a wide array of options, the experience can sometimes feel impersonal or inconsistent. Clients have shared with us their challenges in finding a steady therapeutic relationship on such platforms, citing frequent changes in appointments and therapists. At our practice, we prioritize quality over quantity. You'll work directly with Liana Gibson, LMFT, ensuring a consistent, personalized therapy experience.

We understand the importance of a stable therapeutic relationship. Liana carefully handpicks and refers clients to other therapists only when necessary, ensuring they are qualified and have been thoroughly vetted. Our focus is on providing high-quality, individualized care that meets your specific needs, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. We believe in building a trusting, long-term relationship with you, ensuring continuity and depth in your therapy journey.

For those seeking more information and resources related to marriage and family therapy, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is an invaluable resource. The AAMFT provides extensive information about the profession, including research, best practices, and guidance on finding qualified therapists. Their website is a hub for both professionals and clients alike, offering insights and support for a wide range of family therapy issues.

Visit the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) for more information and resources.

For those seeking more information and resources related to marriage and family therapy, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is an invaluable resource. The AAMFT provides extensive information about the profession, including research, best practices, and guidance on finding qualified therapists. Their website is a hub for both professionals and clients alike, offering insights and support for a wide range of family therapy issues.

Visit the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) for more information and resources.

The time investment required for Family Therapy to be effective varies, largely depending on the unique composition and needs of your family, the specific issues being addressed, and the level of engagement from each family member in the therapy process. Typically, family therapy can be short-term, spanning several weeks to a few months, when focusing on specific issues or goals. For more complex or deeply rooted challenges, therapy may extend over several months to even a year or more.

It's crucial to acknowledge that families are central to our lives, providing the foundation for who we are and who we become. Nurturing these relationships is one of the most valuable and fulfilling endeavors in life. Remember, much of what we chase in life can be fleeting, like 'chasing after the wind', but the time and effort invested in strengthening family bonds yield lasting, meaningful rewards.

In therapy, Liana Gibson, LMFT, collaborates closely with each family to establish clear therapy goals and assess progress, ensuring the therapy's duration meets your family’s specific needs and aspirations. Our foremost objective is to offer effective, impactful support for as long as it benefits and contributes to the well-being and growth of your family, recognizing that nurturing these essential relationships is a profound and worthy investment.

Our therapy rates are designed to reflect the personalized and high-quality nature of our services. To provide you with the most accurate and relevant fee information, we encourage you to contact us directly. Rates can vary based on the type of session (individual, couple, or family), duration, and any specific needs.

Investing in therapy is not just a financial decision; it's an investment in the well-being and future of yourself and your family. Families form the core of our lives, shaping who we are and who we become. Nurturing these relationships through therapy is one of the most valuable and fulfilling journeys you can embark on. While many pursuits in life are transient, like 'chasing after the wind', investing in the emotional and psychological health of your family provides lasting and meaningful rewards.

We strive to make therapy accessible and will gladly discuss various options to accommodate your needs and budget. This includes different session lengths and packages. We believe financial constraints should not prevent you from accessing quality therapy. Please feel free to reach out for a detailed discussion about our rates and to find a suitable arrangement for your therapeutic needs. Liana Gibson, LMFT, is committed to offering supportive, transparent services to aid your journey of personal and familial growth.

We can Help

In Person & Online Meetings Available

If you're seeking convenience or can't make it to our office, our telehealth option is here for you. Available to residents in Texas, Washington, and California, we bring our compassionate therapy services to you, wherever you are. Remember, you don't have to face life's challenges alone. We're here to help. Call us today to get started.

Empowering Families, Strengthening Bonds

Your family is worth the investment.

Family Therapy
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