Family plays a part in who we become. It is where we learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view the world around us. We also learn to love and how to interact with others from these important relationships.
Family therapy can help members improve their understanding of each other, support each other, work through difficult situations, provide skills to cope with challenges, and help the family to achieve an increased sense of togetherness.
Common reason for seeking family therapy:
- Developmental stages and changes
- Divorce and blended families
- Joint parenting
- Parent-teen conflict
- Grief and loss
- Gender identity and expression
- Substance misuse
What to expect in family therapy?
- Examine your family’s ability to express thoughts and emotions
- Explore roles, rules and patterns in your family
- Identify issues and resolve conflict
- Identify your family’s strengths and deepen connections
Some positive family therapy outcomes are:
- Creating safety and stability
- Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries
- Fostering sense of cohesion and communication
- Increasing problem-solving
- Building empathy and understanding
- Reducing conflict