Most family relationships are full of ups, downs, and a lot of in-betweens. Your family can help support you through difficult life challenges while at the same time causing minor or severe problems within your family system through hurtful words or actions.
It can be challenging for all family members to get along at once, as different personalities and opinions can easily cause disagreements or arguments. You may find yourselves bickering about small things like what to have for dinner or having more serious conflicts about issues like money, parenting styles, or religious beliefs.
While it’s normal for families to go through highs and lows together, it’s not healthy for the bad times to outweigh the good. If your family is constantly at odds or having a hard time navigating a major life event or challenge, family counseling can help.
The licensed mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Eugene, OR are experienced and passionate about helping families repair their relationships and form strong bonds that last a lifetime. Do you think counseling could benefit your family system? Call our office today or use our convenient online booking tool.
When to Consider Family Therapy
Your family doesn’t have to be experiencing a major crisis to benefit from family therapy sessions. Even though family counseling can help resolve conflict, it can also show you how to support one another through life’s inevitable changes and tough transitions.
Some common reasons families decide to pursue counseling include the following:
- Major life changes
- Grief or loss
- Marriage and blending families
- Change in family roles or dynamic
- Financial changes or disagreements
- Behavioral problems in children or adults
- Mental health issues
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Stress due to chronic illness
- Divorce or separation
Your family may be experiencing more than one of these challenges, or perhaps you have another specific problem that’s causing tension between you that’s not on the list. A family therapist at Thriveworks in Eugene, OR can help you work through many of these issues and more that are disrupting your family dynamic. We will work with you to show you how to rebuild happier, healthier relationships.
How Family Therapy Can Help
Even families with polar opposite personalities and opinions can learn to get along and treat one another with love and respect. Family counseling can guide you through understanding and accepting the differences that make each person unique and teach you how to operate as a functional family unit.
Family therapy is a highly unique experience. Your dedicated counselor will create a treatment plan for your family that is specifically tailored to your individual concerns and the needs of the family as a whole. Individual family members may receive one-on-one counseling to help them overcome issues affecting the rest of the family, such as addressing mental health issues like depression or substance abuse.
Through group therapy sessions, you and your family members will work on recognizing, understanding, and accepting each other’s unique traits and characteristics. Understanding your differences can make it easier to work alongside one another and resolve issues together. Your family may also take away other life skills from your therapy sessions such as improved communication, active listening, and group problem-solving.
The valuable skills you acquire through family therapy can also help improve other relationships and areas in your life. You may find that your overall satisfaction in life, mental health, and happiness improves along with your family relationships.
If you’re ready to take the next step in family counseling, the team of therapists at Thriveworks is ready to guide you through the next steps. Contact our helpful scheduling team in Eugene, OR for more details or to schedule your first appointment. You may be able to meet with a therapist within 24 to 48 hours.
Book Your Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Eugene, OR
Family life is often busy, hectic, and unpredictable. It’s not always easy to coordinate schedules or get everyone under the same roof. At Thriveworks, we make it easier for you to get the support your family needs by providing convenient access to supportive tools and resources.
When you join the Thriveworks family, you and your family can look forward to the following membership benefits:
- Online counseling opportunities
- Appointments available seven days a week, including evenings
- Flexible 23.5-hour cancellation policy
- Email and phone access to providers in between therapy sessions
- Exclusive online video content
- 24-hour ask-a-coach Q&A
Your family is strong enough to make it through any life challenge together, and sometimes you just need a little support. A family therapist at Thriveworks in Eugene, OR can show you how to overcome the differences that are dividing you so you can overcome whatever life throws your way and thrive together. Call us today or use our online booking tool to schedule your first appointment.