The Johnson kids are always fighting. Older sister Jenna feels like her younger brother Kyle always gets their parents’ attention. She feels like no matter how hard she tries in school, in dance, and in sports, her parents don’t think she’s doing enough. Jenna’s parents, though, don’t realize this is how she feels. And they still don’t believe they are favoriting Kyle. They just don’t know how to please everyone.
The Johnson family isn’t the only family dealing with a situation like this. In fact, conflicts and arguments are bound to happen. But when the conflict and turmoil turns into lasting arguments and potentially broken relationships, it might be time to seek out the help of a mental health professional.
Some families are created in different ways, but are still in every way a family.” – Unknown
Does your family struggle to get along, communicate, or resolve conflicts? Is there a challenge standing in your way of living in a happy, harmonious home? Well, family therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, GA can be the answer you’ve been looking for. Our licensed marriage and family therapists have the extensive training and experience necessary to help you and your family work through the problems you’re having. Not to mention, they’ll also provide you with tools and resources to move forward together. If you think you and your loved ones could benefit from working with a family therapist, reach out to our office. We’d love to be of assistance.
What to Do When Family Members Don’t Like the Idea of Therapy
Unfortunately, not everyone in your family is going to be keen on the idea of starting therapy. It can be scary, especially when you’re airing out the closet full of difficult emotions you’ve been hiding from. When you are deciding it might be time to start therapy, like in the Johnsons’ case, facilitate conversation about why you think therapy would be a good option. Take this situation, for example.
After Jenna went to her parents about the unfair treatment she feels she’s been receiving, her mom decided it might be time to go to therapy. However, Jenna’s dad firmly believes nothing is serious enough to talk to a therapist and makes up a bunch of excuses as to why he shouldn’t go. After some talking, he realizes it’s not about him; it’s about the family as a whole.
What Family Therapists Can Help You With
Maybe you’re like the Johnson family. Or maybe you’re struggling to establish healthy boundaries when a parent moves in with you. The reasons why families face conflicts are vast. Luckily, the Thriveworks family therapists in Dallas, GA are trained and qualified to help you work through your problems, regardless of what they are.
The more common reasons why families choose to go to therapy include:
- Behavioral problems in children and teens
- Lack of familial roles
- Major life changes such as moving to a new area or taking care of an ill family member
- Financial strain or stress
- Sibling rivalry
- Communication problems
- Poor parenting that is resulting in unruly child behavior
- Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression
This list does not encompass all of the areas that a family therapist can prove beneficial to you. In some cases, you might not even know what the root cause of your issues is. Our goal is to help you get to the bottom of what’s going on, help you in overcoming those problems, and provide you with tools and resources to leave therapy feeling confident in your ability to work together.
The family therapists at our location will also work to identify the problems that stem from an individual level. In some cases, the whole family could be affected by a certain concern that one person is facing. In any situation, you can be sure to receive a customized treatment plan that is catered to you and your loved ones. In addition, various therapeutic techniques and methods will be used, including child therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, talk therapy, art therapy, and more. Each session may vary depending on the family members in attendance and the topics being discussed.
Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, GA
You and your loved ones deserve to live a happy, stress-free life together. Nothing is more important than establishing healthy relationships with those who are nearest to us. If you and your family are ready to make meaningful changes in your relationships, you’re in the right place.
Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, GA is dedicated to providing client-focused care, every step of the way. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, simply visit our online booking portal or give our office a call. One of our exceptional scheduling specialists will help you find an appointment time that works best for everyone.
Let’s start this journey together.