Forty American professional therapists involved in marriage, family, and child counseling were interviewed in an exploratory study regarding the role of the physical bole environment in family conflicts over territoriality and privacy. Results showed that the bedroom was most prone to territorial and privacy conflicts, followed closely by the kitchen, bathroom and living room. Televisions, stereos, and desks seemed to spark great conflict. Counselors believed that compared to other, age groups, adolescents have the strongest territorial needs. Most therapists considered it important for family members to bce their own private space in the home.