Family Therapy in Dumont, NJ—Work with a Dedicated Therapist

Family Therapy in Dumont, NJ—Work with a Dedicated Therapist

Jamie is graduating from her doctoral program in the coming months and wants all of her family to attend and celebrate this great achievement. The only downside is that her parents are divorced and don’t get along too well. She wants her mom and dad to be able to put their differences aside for her big day, but she fears they won’t be able to. Although they are a blended family, she thinks that family therapy could be the fix they need. Both her parents agree to support their daughter and are able to put all of their problems out on the table to be fixed. On Jamie’s big day, she knows she’ll now be able to celebrate without fear of conflict.

No two families are alike. Blended families, like Jamie’s, often have a hard time overcoming their differences for the sake of the people involved. No matter if your family is having a hard time communicating, can’t see eye to eye on certain issues, are coping with a loss, or have deep-rooted issues that need to be resolved, there is help readily available for you. Here at Thriveworks Counseling, we dedicate ourselves to providing our clients with an unbiased, safe, and open environment to facilitate healthy communication and problem-solving.

Let go of what happened in the past. Learn to forgive. Start all over again, starting right now.” – Unknown

If you and your family members are struggling through a difficult time, we can help. The licensed marriage and family therapists at Thriveworks counseling in Dumont have extensive training and experience to guide you and your loved ones through counseling. All you have to do is call to get started!

Can Therapy Help My Family? Where Do We Get Started? 

Deciding to pursue therapy is often a difficult decision for family members. In Jamie’s case, both of her parents were welcoming to the idea of putting their differences aside. However, that’s not the case for all families. If you want to start therapy and are having a hard time convincing your relatives 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
  • Abandonment
  • 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.

What Should We Expect from Family Therapy?  

Our therapists are dedicated to providing well-rounded, client-focused care. This means that they will assess each family member’s needs, wants, and goals to find where the missing cracks are in your relationships. In doing so, your family therapist will come up with a treatment plan that is centered around your unique situation and challenges.

Family therapy is often short-term, meaning that you can be finished in as little as nine sessions. We do understand that no two situations are unique so don’t feel down if you end up needing more than nine sessions. It’s completely okay.

Using a variety of different methods and techniques such as traditional talk therapy, play therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and stress and anger management techniques, you can accomplish all of your goals. In addition, you’ll be equipped with the tools and skills you need to move forward and problem-solve effectively when future conflicts arise. In family therapy, you can expect to:

  1. Talk openly and honestly about the problems you are having.
  2. Address communication issues amongst family members.
  3. Identify where your problems lie and how to overcome them.
  4. Understand the importance of active listening.
  5. Build trust in your relationships.
  6. Set familial roles and boundaries.
  7. Work together to meet on a common ground through compromise.

Start a Relationship with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Dumont, NJ

Ready to start repairing broken relationships? Eager to feel closer to your loved ones? Want the constant bickering to stop? You’re in the right place. Thriveworks Counseling in Dumont has a team of therapists who are readily available and can help you as soon as tomorrow. To get started, just give us a call or visit our online booking portal. We offer both in-person and online counseling and even have evening and weekend appointments in addition to our regular daytime hours.

You and your loved ones can be on the same page again. Start here.

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I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker with 45 plus years of experience in that field of practice. I attended undergraduate school with Michael Martin and have continued to maintain contact with him since that time. Michael has consistently impressed me as a caring, knowledgeable and empathic individual who has brought these traits into his practice as a psychotherapist. He speaks very positively about his work and his satisfaction in assisting the individuals he provides services for on their behalf. In conclusion, I strongly recommend considering Michael as ones' psychotherapist.
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I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker of 45 + years experience. I have known Michael Martin since we were undergraduate students at the same university and I have followed his career in his practice since its’ beginning. Michael is a caring and sensitive individual. He is knowledgeable about the field of mental health. I can attest to the fact that he will apply his numerous clinical skills along with his empathic self to assist an individual(s) to attain an improved level of functioning on a consistent basis.
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As a therapist, I have worked with Michael Martin for the past 5 or 6 years and found him very objective and insightful while working with a diverse population with many issues. I have witnessed his clients' trust and respect for him in his kind approach to them and their needs. Michael is a knowledgeable and skillful counselor who treats each patient with care and consideration.
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