Even the best intentioned of families can experience turmoil in their lives. Harmony in the home is a lovely concept though it’s not always achievable for all kinds of reasons. Parents can have issues with kids and kids can run into conflicts with their parents. There are times when third party intervention is the only way to resolve such issues. Family counseling and family therapy often proves to be the best way forward.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with reaching out and seeking third party assistance if things get out of control. Sometimes a fresh face and a sympathetic ear is all that’s required to reset family life.
Twenty-first Century Challenges
A lot of issues families run into today are not dissimilar to those of previous generations. There are also new pressures, though, brought on by twenty-first century living and lifestyles. High tech kids and low-tech parents can trigger all kinds of emotional upsets for one. The obesity epidemic has also brought with it many new health issues and upsets.
Family and systemic psychotherapy professionals can help resolve all kinds of issues, including:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Anxiety (this includes children too)
- Families and couples going through relationship problems
- Alcoholism and drug addictions
- Mental illness
- Physical illness
- Cultural adjustments
The above are just a few of the many issues families face these days. Usually, though not always, families will only seek outside help as a last resort, when things reach breaking point, which is a shame.
How Family Therapy Works
Family therapy is nothing new. Qualified therapists in Charlotte have been helping to resolve issues in the home for generations now. Here are some of the key areas:
- Form close partnerships with family members to instill trust
- Bring folks together in a safe, supportive atmosphere
- Help to improve communication and understanding
- Offer sensitivity to complex relationships, beliefs and cultures
Do I Need Family Counseling
Only those concerned can know if they need family counseling. If problems are ongoing and show no signs of improving, then it’s certainly an option worth exploring. Feel free to reach out and talk with our family therapists. We’re here to help if you need us and we’re just a phone call away.