This answer often looks different to each family that starts family therapy. However, some signs that your family might need to consider family counseling include frequent fights or misunderstandings, constant tension, experiencing loss, behavioral issues, marital issues, divorce, and blended family issues, among others.
The funny thing is that often, the people we fight with the most are also the people we care for the most. Why? For one, we love and trust these people; we also feel empowered to dive into difficult subject matters with them. And we think it’s important to challenge them when we don’t see eye-to-eye. While this openness is often vital to a happy and successful relationship, sometimes these difficult conversations and other tough situations we find ourselves in wind up hurting our relationships. And we don’t always know how to repair them.
All families struggle every now and then to maintain the health, the happiness, or the harmony in their relationships. The good news is that there are mental health professionals who devote their work to helping families work their conflicts. The family therapists at Thriveworks Edison Therapy possess the skills, knowledge, and tools to do so. They also have years of training to back up their skills. And, perhaps most importantly, they approach their work with a level of care that you can’t find elsewhere.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. –James Baldwin
Thriveworks Edison Therapy is happy to offer family therapy and help the families of New Jersey restore harmony in their day to day lives. We can help you in both an onsite and online setting. If you and your family members are struggling to get along, consider working with one of our family therapists to resolve your challenges. Our professionals can also help you strengthen the core of your family so that you are better able to navigate future conflicts. To schedule your first session, simply give our office a call.
Should My Family and I Work with a Family Therapist?
Many, if not all, families can find value in working with a family therapist or counselor. This includes families who are struggling to work through their differences or patch up their relationships after an argument, as well as those who are looking to strengthen the foundation of their family so that they are better connected or prepared for future storms. In summary, family therapy can help any and all families work through painful or stressful times, whether they are occurring now or are yet to come. Here is a list of the topics that are often discussed in family therapy:
- Parenting challenges or disagreements
- Behavioral issues in children or teens
- Major life transitions or changes, such as a big move
- Trauma and PTSD
- Poor communication
- Stress and anger management
- Mental illness, such as addiction or depression
These are all common challenges that can cause an individual harm as well as the entire family unit harm. Fortunately, the family therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Edison Therapy are able to help you work through these challenges that you might run into with your siblings, parents, children, or other family members.
How Does Family Therapy Work at Thriveworks Edison Therapy?
The therapists at Thriveworks Edison Therapy will work to provide the families they see with a personalized approach to treatment. When we say treatment, we mean the course of therapy. To be more specific, if you choose to work with one of our family therapists, they will first get to know you and your family members as individuals and as a group. Then, they will determine what therapy techniques and approaches might best help you accomplish your goals for your family.
That said, many families benefit from a combination of psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. Again, your family therapist will determine what’s best for your unique needs and goals! Know and remember that your Thriveworks Edison Therapy will be there for you every step of the way, as you navigate tough conversations and look for resolution for your family.
Schedule a Session for Your Family at Thriveworks Edison Therapy
We understand how much stress and pain can come with familial conflicts. We also know that simply wishing these problems away or hoping they resolve themselves does not work. Fortunately, there is something that does work: family therapy. There is no shame in seeking therapy. Therapy can help you to repair and improve your most important relationships; and seeking therapy is just a testament to your love for these people!
If you believe that you and your family could benefit from working with a therapist, reach out to Thriveworks Edison Therapy. We’ll get you scheduled for your first session as quickly as possible. New clients often meet with their counselor within 24-48 hours of their call. What are you waiting for? Give our office a call if you are ready to get to work.