THERAPIST SPOTLIGHT: Tracy Bevington, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor, Founder and President
Family therapy is a proven way to reduce distress and conflict in a family by improving the way family members interact with each other. Ideally, having all family members (affected by the problem) in the room is desired, but that is not always possible or necessary. What makes family therapy powerful is its perspective that views problems as patterns or systems that need adjusting. Because the focus is taken off of a particular person in the family as the cause of difficulty, family therapy effectively creates change without putting any one family member on the spot or given blame. It's a type of therapy that focuses on strengths and shared family goals.
Although the term "Family" is often used to identify this type of therapy, It's not limited to blood relations or family members in the same household. “Family” can be defined as anyone who plays a long-term supportive role in one’s life. This can refer to a parent and child, dating relationships, pre-marital, divorced, roommates, friends, co-workers, or any group of 2 people or more. Relationships are viewed as important for good mental health, regardless of who is participating and whether it be all family members or not.
Family therapy gets results for any group of people. It's extremely helpful for improving overall communication and reducing conflict. It is commonly used as an ideal counseling method for helping family members adjust to struggles with an addiction, medical issue, or mental health diagnosis.
Tracy Bevington, LMFT, President and Founder of Pacific MFT Network
I have an eclectic style that includes many different orientations of therapy. I particularly enjoy utilizing; Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, Family Systems, and Attachment Therapy techniques in my practice.
The way I work is highly determined by my client’s needs and what works for them. I help clients be the best person possible and empower them to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I have had success with anxiety, stress, overwhelm, depression, family problems, relationship problems, addiction, life transitions, work and school issues, and self esteem.
I treat my clients with the utmost respect and together we foster a safe and comfortable environment. We work collaboratively to foster awareness and empower change in a gentle and respectful manner. Clients find my style to be casual and yet impactful.
Tracy is currently accepting online clients. To learn more about her schedule and availability, please call/ text/ email her at 310-226-2826; Tracy@pacificmft.com.