Being a part of a family can bring us a sense of contentment, safety and love. However, there are times when problems arise or people feel at odds with the other members of their family.
Are you faced with a family transition or crisis?
Do you have difficulties solving problems as a family?
Has communication broken down in your family?
Do you feel resentful or angry towards members of your family?
Are unhealthy patterns present in your family?
Do you have a hard time feeling heard or understood in your family?
Are you trying to learn how to function as a blended family?
In times and situations like these, it can be helpful to seek out a therapist.
Family Therapy: Roadmap to Healthy Relationships
Family therapy teaches you new ways to work together, discovers unseen influences that your family members have on each other, and may even reveal tensions and patterns from your past family. Above all, family therapy helps you talk to each other. When your family is struggling, family therapy helps the group efficiently learn new ways to work together.
Meeting together as a group can be especially helpful when your family faces a common challenge, such as an illness, a death, or a move. These events can electrify the family atmosphere, putting everyone on edge. Family meetings are a safe place to learn how each person is coping, for family members to think in bite-sized pieces about feelings and to communicate your support for each other.
Whatever their initial concern, your family members can learn to enjoy their present relationships, instead of repeatedly spoiling them under the influence of unspoken troubles. Strengthened by communal learning, your family can exercise their new knowledge between sessions to achieve the goals and vision for healthy, happy family relationships.