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FAMILY THERAPY

Family therapy can help you improve troubled relationships with your partner, children or other family members. You may address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Your family may pursue family therapy along with other types of mental health treatment, especially if one of you has a mental illness or addiction that also requires additional therapy or rehabilitation treatment.

 

Definition

Family Therapy is a type of psychological counseLling (psychotherapy) that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family's situation. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you're done going to therapy sessions.

Common Symptoms
  • Seeking a closer relationship

  • Facing challenges, such as mental or physical illnesses

  • Worried about their children's behaviour

  • Getting a divorce or separation

  • Increasing communication

  • Escalating conflict and nasty communication habits

  • Emotional distance and loneliness

  • Feeling unsupported and emotionally dismissed 

  • Difficulty with opening up emotionally

  • Difficulties with in-laws, friendships, work, or life stressors including health issues

  • Abuse, affairs, and addictions (alcohol, drugs, porn, etc.)

  • Things feeling unfair in the division of household chores

Is it Time to Make a Change?

Family therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. Family therapy doesn't automatically solve family conflicts or make an unpleasant situation go away. But it can help you and your family members understand one another better, and it can provide skills to cope with challenging situations in a more effective way. If you think it is time to create greater cohesion, than reach out today!