You’ve likely heard the saying that there’s nothing more important in life than family. But just because you love your family more than life itself doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be a bed of roses.
Every family faces challenges. Sometimes your relationships will feel easy while other times it may feel like you’ll never get over the disagreement you’re having. As a family system, you may spend more time with each other than you do with anyone else you know, so issues and complications are bound to show up from time to time.
Those complications may make it feel impossible to open up to each other about the problems you’re experiencing. You may feel tempted to keep your emotions bottled up inside of you because you don’t want to rock the boat. Chances are if you feel this way, so do the other members of your family.
Getting help from a licensed mental health professional can help strengthen your family relationships in ways you may have never thought possible. Your family can begin to mend wounds that have grown worse over time so you can build a new and better future together.
If you’re ready to see what marriage and family therapy services can do for you, reach out to schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Dayton, OH.
When Is the Right Time To Seek Family Therapy?
You may have a picture in your mind of the kinds of families that need therapy. Maybe you think things haven’t gotten that bad for your family that you would require those same services. Maybe you imagine that only the families who are publicly and irrevocably out of control are the ones that would benefit from seeing trained mental health professionals. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Family counseling can help you address many of the concerns that are affecting your relationships. Did you just have a baby and you’re noticing that your other children are acting out more than ever? Did you recently move and notice your teenager rarely talks to you or leaves their room anymore? Have you noticed it’s been a few months or years since you and your significant other have actually had a heart-to-heart conversation?
These may not seem like intense conflicts but these situations are known to cause strife in even the most stable of family systems.
Here are some of the most common concerns that can impact family relationships:
- Financial strain
- Divorce or separation
- Physical illness
- Death of a loved one
- Substance abuse
- Mental health issues
- Major life changes
- Behavioral issues
Life is unpredictable. Even though your family may have an incredible bond as a cohesive unit, unexpected events can weaken those relationships.
You can choose to start with just you and your spouse and eventually work up to the whole family unit, or you can schedule therapy sessions for everyone early on. Our licensed family therapists at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH will help you walk through the best option for you and your family.
Would I Benefit From Family Therapy at Thriveworks?
No matter what you are going through, there is always a solution. It may be too hard to see the way out of a problem on your own because you’re too close to it, but a family counselor can act as an objective force to help mend your issues so you can begin to strengthen your relationships once again.
Our Dayton mental health professionals take a variety of approaches to get to the heart of any concerns you may have. Therapy strategies include but are not limited to:
- Structural family therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Systemic therapy
- Transgenerational therapy
- Narrative family therapy
Your therapist will work with you during sessions to get to the root of your family problems. The compassionate team at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH is dedicated to finding the right fit for you.
Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH Today
At Thriveworks, we understand that you have many obligations. That’s why we offer weekday, evening, and weekend appointments that can either be conducted in our Dayton office or online. We accept most major insurance plans and have an array of exclusive benefits as well, like an app that makes it easy to communicate with us and free resources that could be helpful on your road to recovery.
Are you ready to improve communication, mend old wounds, solve problems, and become closer as a family unit? When you are ready to commit to family counseling, we are ready to be your support system to walk you through the healing process.
To find your way to a stronger and happier family, start by scheduling an appointment with our marriage and family therapists at Thriveworks in Dayton, OH.