There are countless reasons behind the goodness of family therapy. In the whirlwind of our individual craziness and family expectations, to empathetically understand and feel what is going on for ‘that’ respective family member is lost somewhere. ‘He/she is wrong- so why should we/I care’- is normally what we come up with as the rationale behind not diving in, to explore the complexity of what is going on. We tend to label that person as the ‘Identified patient’. Family counseling could be beneficial here.
I am here to help you reconnect; understand; and bridge gaps between family members to rebuild your trust, love, and safety.
Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:
- Domestic violence
- Incongruent communication
- Multicultural differences
- Parent-child conflict
- Problems between siblings
- Systemic problems
- 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 generational trauma, 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.