Family Ties. Family Matters. Modern Family. There’s a reason so many sitcoms focus on the trials and tribulations of everyday families. No unit is as necessary, influential, and complex as the family system.
We bicker with our siblings, argue with our parents, and struggle to find our place in our family’s dynamic. No matter if we’re the eldest sibling, the aging grandparent, or the worried parent, we all have our unique responses to the inevitable problems that pop up between family members.
Consider the following:
- A child runs away from home because of a fight with her parents.
- Siblings argue over everything from gaming devices to personal space.
- A grandparent is overly invested in their child’s parenting techniques.
When communication between family members breaks down, it’s important to take a moment to stop, assess, and plan for the future. We can do this by seeking the assistance of licensed counselors, therapists, and other providers who can help us make smart decisions about the ways we interact with one another.
Every family has its disagreements. Whether they’re over parenting styles, financial matters, or major life changes, they deserve to be addressed. Family therapy can help foster better communication, open us up to new ways of thinking, and encourage us to find a healthier path forward.
To get started with your therapy sessions, consider booking an appointment with a licensed professional at Thriveweorks in Bend, OR today.
Common Reasons To See a Family Therapist
Family relationships are full of ups and downs; they are brimming with triumphant moments and frustrating challenges. We spend much of our lives with our siblings, parents, cousins, children, and other relatives. Because we see these loved ones so often, conflicts and disagreements are bound to come up.
But when problems arise that can’t be solved on your own, it may be time to contact a professional counselor or therapist for guidance. Some of the reasons clients contact our marriage and family therapists include:
- Divorce and/or separation
- Financial disagreements
- Physical or mental abuse
- Parenting issues
- Sibling rivalries
- Blended families
- Identity acceptance
- Child behavioral problems
- Religious or political differences
Your family may be facing these or other problems. As difficult as it may feel to address these concerns, know that it is possible for you and your loved ones to get relief and have open, honest discussions as a family. To get support for your family’s concerns, contact us at Thriveworks in Bend, OR.
Family Therapy: What It Is and How It Works
Like other forms of therapy or counseling, family therapy begins by identifying your specific issue. Your provider will speak to you and your family members to get a better understanding of your family’s dynamic and unique concerns.
Afterward, they’ll devise a plan that incorporates all those different concerns and engages the entire family system. Your plan may include one or more of the following types of therapy:
- Narrative family therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Systemic family therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Intergenerational family therapy
- Structural family therapy
- Milan systemic family therapy
No matter which therapy is ultimately performed, your family will be empowered to speak openly, honestly, and civilly to one another in a neutral environment. You’ll be able to work through your issues under the guidance of a trained professional who can help you find new, creative solutions to old problems.
To schedule your first session with a mental health professional, please give us a call at Thriveworks in Bend, OR. We can get started as soon as you and your family are ready.
Schedule Family Counseling Appointments at Thriveworks in Bend, OR
Seeking out professional counseling for your family is a sign that you care. It’s a sign that you value maintaining strong relationships and want to build a happier future together.
We know that time constraints are one of the top barriers to seeking help. That’s why at Thriveworks, we offer weekend and evening appointment opportunities with our providers to help you schedule an appointment time that works for everyone. Additionally, our office opens early and closes late. We also provide online counseling services and in-between session access to your provider via email or phone.
For our new clients, we can often accommodate same-day and next-day appointments. Our cancellation policy is flexible, we offer text message support via our Success Navigator, and we accept many different forms of insurance.
Your family shapes who you are and how you respond to the world. Improving your long-term relationship with them is an act of self-love. To begin therapy, call us at Thriveworks in Bend, OR.