In “Finding Nemo,” Marlin, a clownfish, loses all of his family members except for his son Nemo. One day, when Nemo is at school he swims out to sea and gets scooped up by a scuba diver, which catapults Marlin onto an ocean-wide trek to find Nemo. He tackles some of his biggest fears, makes friends with fish he’d normally be too scared of, and leaves his home for days on the quest to find his son. Throughout the movie, you see Marlin tackle each obstacle with determination, knowing that one day he will see Nemo again. When the day finally comes that they are reunited, it is a beautiful thing.
This movie, though an animated children’s film, depicts just about everything a member of a close-knit family will go through for the wellbeing of their loved ones. Family is an important piece of a lot of people’s lives. Within a healthy family, people feel happy, loved, and fulfilled more days than not—however, it is no secret that families aren’t always functioning happily. Family dysfunction is a common occurrence. Ongoing challenges or unforeseen crises constantly threaten the stability of a family. And healthy families work to address and manage these challenges well. But sometimes, they need a little professional help.
At Thriveworks Chesapeake, we know that family issues arise, and we want to help restore a happy and healthy home. If challenges aren’t handled correctly within a family, each member of the family can suffer. Our counselors and psychologists work to rebuild relationships and open communication lines.
Is Your Family in Need of Restoration?
What is your family going through right now? Do you feel like you are all working together to maintain a happy and healthy dynamic? If not, it may be time to rebuild and restore your relationships. All families experience conflict, but if the conflict is not dealt with in the correct manner, it can be detrimental to your family. Here are some examples of conflict that can affect a family’s balance:
- Loss of your home
- Job loss
- Death of a family member or friend
- An accident that injures or disables a family member
- Financial stress
- Misbehaved or uncontrollable children
- A family member suffering from addiction
- Domestic abuse
- Infidelity or divorce
All of these are issues that can be tough on a family to overcome. There is no magic formula that will bring peace and harmony to families, but improved relationships can happen when family members are willing to work together.
Is My Family in Need of Family Therapy?
Families operate under the same patterns and habits without giving it a second thought. When things start to go south, it can send families into panic mode. After doing things the same ways for years, how do you change the way you operate as a unit?
Through therapy, families may learn how to relate in new ways that respect each other’s needs and ways of life. When families put in time and effort to become healthier, their efforts are often rewarded with a restored home. Through therapy, a family can experience:
- Secure parent/child attachment with the possibility of children bringing that benefit into their future relationships
- Improved coping skills for handling stress and adversity
- Less anxiety and depression-related conditions
- Reduced risk of financial-based conflict
- Improved communication lines between family members
Families are systems where what impacts one, impacts the whole. Family therapy is used to help individual members of the family but helping the family function better as a whole.
Family Therapy at Thriveworks Chesapeake
Has your family hit a rough patch? If it is time for a more peaceful, balanced home, call Thriveworks Chesapeake today and schedule a family therapy session with one of our counselors or psychologists. We can assist you in overcoming and managing conflict.
At Thriveworks, we know your family is busy. We offer flexible hours with evening and weekend availability. We know taking the step to schedule family therapy can be daunting, so we have a “no waiting list” policy to be sure your family gets the help you need. Our clinicians accept a variety of insurance plans and are ready to step in.,
If you and your family are ready to start family therapy, call Thriveworks Chesapeake today at (757) 414-6427.