Family. After reading that one word, how do you feel? Maybe you smiled or maybe you rolled your eyes. Maybe the word “family” evokes positive emotions, or maybe it brings negative feelings to the surface instead. This reaction depends on the state of your current relationships with your loved ones.
There are times when we couldn’t be happier to have the parents and the siblings that we do. But there are also times when we wish desperately that we had different parents and siblings (at least in the heat of the moment).
When you have these heated arguments with your family, you should consider talking to a family therapist. Family therapists can help us resolve these conflicts, navigate tough conversations, and resolve other challenges that can negatively impact our relationships with our family members.
Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford, NH has family therapists on staff who can help you and your family. Reaching out for professional help is always a smart decision, especially when it comes to repairing or maintaining healthy relationships. Our relationships with our loved ones have a huge impact on the rest of our lives. If you want to live a happy, healthy life, consider working with a family therapist.
When Is Family Therapy Necessary?
Family therapy is necessary when your relationships are in disarray. As we briefly touched on above, it’s important to build and maintain healthy relationships with our loved ones to support an overall happy, healthy life. If you’re experiencing anything other than happy, healthy relationships, you should consider working with a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Family counseling can help families address specific issues in their relationships, such as:
- Ineffective communication
- Rivalry among siblings
- Financial stress
- Major life transitions
- Mental illness like addiction
- Trauma, such as the loss of a loved one
- Disagreements in parenting
There are many other challenges that can inflict a family. A family therapist’s job is to understand what your family is dealing with and then cater to your needs. They can lead tough discussions, offer coping skills, and more.
If your family is suffering from any of the above issues or another that we didn’t include on the list, please don’t hesitate to contact Thriveworks in Bedford, NH. We’re committed to helping individuals, couples, and families alike.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
Family therapy is designed to assist people with the specific challenges that they run into with their family members. They also serve to help families build and strengthen their overall relationships. This is typically a short-term form of treatment, but it can turn into a long-term form of treatment when needed.
When you first begin family therapy, your family therapist will talk with you and your family members with the goal of getting to know your needs. They’ll want to know what challenges you’re experiencing and what exactly you’re looking for in therapy. Then, they’ll design each family therapy session to best help you and your family members.
Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH
Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford, NH, we offer many different mental health services including family and couples therapy, interpersonal behavior therapy, marriage counseling, and others. Family therapy is the service for families who are struggling to get along and keep up with healthy relationships.
The family therapists at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH are here to fulfill your familial needs. If you and your siblings just can’t get along, you’re struggling with your relationships with your parents, or you’re otherwise suffering due to your family. Our team is happy to help you with these needs. And we can start helping you as soon as today. You just have to call our scheduling team to get started.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Thriveworks, please call our Bedford office today. We’re excited to speak with you!