Why Would My Family Need Family Counseling?
A healthy family is the best place to learn the ins and outs of what it means to be in a safe environment where we can mess up, make mistakes and learn how to love each other through it all. We learn so much about who we are, who we are meant to be, when we are allowed to fail without ridicule and allow to try out who we want to be without being rejected. However, there are many reasons our family may need therapy. Family Therapy generally allows for the whole family to see a therapist as a group.
Many times, there are dynamics going on with various members of the family that will lead us to the hidden issues and unhealthy dynamics that are being acted out rather than out in the open to resolve. We all have our share of problems, and sometimes we move into a realm of unhealthy interactions with each other very subtly. This is when we need to find a way out of the stuck patterns we seem to engage in over and over.
“I’ve not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Edison
Some of these patterns or issues families commonly deal with can include:
- Healthier Communication
- Sibling Rivalry
- Life Transitions
- Parenting Issues
- Impacts of Physical Illness
- Marital Issues
- Mental Health Issues
If your family is starting to fly off into different directions and you feel like you are living in a zoo, contact us and let’s see how we can get back on track, resolve issues and learn to live in harmony, peace and use good humor to weather the bumps in the road.
Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us.
Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships can benefit from family therapy.
Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:
- Parent-child conflict
- Problems between siblings
- Domestic violence
- The unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member
Family therapy is necessary to address family issues and heal a family’s wounds. If any of the above scenarios resonate with your family, consider seeking family therapy. Family therapy can be beneficial on many different levels.
Some positive family therapy outcomes are:
- Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries
- Fostered sense of cohesion and communication among family members
- Promotes problem-solving through an understanding of family patterns and dynamics
- Builds empathy and understanding.
- Reduces family conflict
Studies show that family therapy is particularly important for families with members who struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders and other behavioral issues. When the whole family grows, each member is better off.
If you’re interested in learning about how I can help pull your family back together, contact me today for a free consultation.