To the outside world, the Mahon family is picture-perfect. Mom and Dad are excelling in their careers, all of their children play competitive sports and get great grades in school, they have a family dog who is also well behaved, and they live in a beautiful home. There couldn’t be anything wrong with them, right?
Actually, behind closed doors, they struggle just like any other family. The children are constantly bickering, Mom and Dad sometimes fail to get along, and they’re struggling to keep up with the household chores because of their lack of time. Just because someone’s family looks perfect from the outside doesn’t mean they are.
Every family is subject to the turmoil that causes rifts in their relationships. If you and your loved ones are going through a tough spot, you’re not alone and help is available. Whether your children are having behavioral problems, your communication skills are off, or if a loved one is struggling with a mental illness, your family system can improve through the help of family counseling.
At Thriveworks Counseling in Boise, ID, our licensed marriage and family therapists have training in family therapy and can offer you and your loved ones an individualized treatment plan. They’ll help you build positive relationships and improve many aspects of your life.
If you think you and your loved ones would be a good fit for family therapy, consider reaching out to our office today.
What Is Family Therapy?
Whether you have gone to therapy before or not, family therapy may seem daunting. Sitting in a room with those closest to you, or who should be closest to you, and talking about your emotions isn’t always a walk in the park. However, family therapy is designed to treat each family member’s needs and goals in order to make the whole family unit stronger.
When you decide to pursue family therapy, your therapist will identify where the cracks are in your relationships. Maybe the issue stems from an individual member. Or maybe it’s been years of poor communication that has led up to this point.
Whatever the reason, your family therapist will find those root issues and develop a custom treatment plan based on your specific needs. In doing so, they will also utilize a variety of different therapeutic methods and techniques such as traditional talk therapy, art therapy, child therapy, and more.
Family therapy is often short-term meaning you could be finished in as little as nine sessions. Although, every family and their needs are different so don’t be discouraged if you need more time. We encourage you to not put pressure on these sessions and go into them with an open mind, ready to make meaningful changes.
Can Therapy Help My Family? Where Do We Get Started?
Deciding to pursue therapy is often a difficult decision for family members. If you want to start therapy and are having a hard time convincing members of the family that this is a good idea, try explaining to them what it means to you to try. Also, explain to them the many different ways that therapy can help.
Including helping you work through things like…
- Behavioral problems in children
- Sibling rivalry
- Communication issues
- Grief and loss
- Trauma and PTSD
- Parenting issues
- Mental illness such as anxiety and depression
- Financial strain and stress
- Major life changes
- Coping with a diagnosis
- And more
There is help for everyone. To get started, the first thing you need to do is just reach out. Our team of scheduling specialists will be more than happy to help you find a time that best fits the needs of your entire family.
Family Therapy Sessions at Thriveworks Counseling in Boise, ID
Not all problems can be fixed overnight. When it gets too hard to handle, that’s when we can step in to lend a helping hand. You and your loved ones don’t need to live like this forever and you certainly don’t want to lose the relationships you have.
At Thriveworks in Boise, we are dedicated to providing you with client-focused, uplifting mental health care. To achieve this goal, we offer evening and weekend appointments, online counseling options, and more.
If you’re ready to get started to make meaningful changes to your familial bonds, give us a call and one of our scheduling specialists can set you up with an appointment. We have flexible scheduling and can get you in as soon as tomorrow.
We look forward to helping you thrive.