When you think of family, what comes to mind? Do you imagine your own family, or do you think of the white picket fence type of family who never argues and always says ‘I love you’ when they part ways? The family you were born into is most likely not the white picket fence family. You probably argue, bicker, and purposely avoid phone calls from them. In fact, most, if not all, families aren’t picture-perfect.
Every single family experiences dysfunction—poor communication, lack of trust, fights. But at the same time, every family is capable of repairing broken relationships and regaining harmony. To achieve this, family therapy is the way to go. It is a way to move forward, tackle your issues, and develop a functional family again.
At Thriveworks Counseling in Fort Worth, TX, our licensed marriage and family therapists are readily available to offer their support and guidance. If you’re interested in repairing your family system, consider working with one of our family therapists.
We’re happy to help you get to the root of your problems and find the silver lining you’re looking for. To get started on this journey, visit our online booking system or call our office. We can get you scheduled for as soon as tomorrow.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
Whether or not you’ve ever gone to therapy before, starting family therapy can seem daunting at first. It can cause stress if one or more family members aren’t 100% on board with starting therapy in the first place. If this is the case for you and your loved ones, consider asking:
- Have we tried everything we can on our own to resolve issues?
- Are there sore spots in our relationships that cause us to be immediately upset?
- Is there trauma from our pasts that is preventing us from moving forward?
Family therapy is a specific form of treatment aimed at helping families address particular issues that are hurting the overall well-being and functionality of a family. When you begin working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Fort Worth, TX, your family therapist will look at the problems at hand in terms of the larger family unit. In some cases, this might involve individual issues, such as behavioral problems or mental illnesses, and identifying how it affects the family as a whole.
At our office, we believe in taking an individualized approach to therapy. This means that all of our clients will receive a unique plan of care to tackle their issues and move forward. Additionally, your family therapist will most likely utilize a variety of techniques to help you, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, narrative therapy, and traditional talk therapy.
What Issues Qualify for Family Therapy?
Maybe you and your siblings struggle to get along and are always competing to be the “favorite child.” Or perhaps you and your husband are planning to get a divorce and want to let your children know in a safe and calm environment. Many families can find family therapy to be extremely valuable. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Fort Worth, we help families who are experiencing:
- Grief and loss
- Marital conflicts
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
- Behavioral problems in children
- Poor communication
- Divorce or separation
- Sibling rivalry
- Financial strain or stress
- Interpersonal conflicts
- Significant life changes such as moving or changing schools
- Coping with family in the military
The list above only touches on some of the areas that family therapy can prove to be beneficial. The goal of treatment is to bring attention to problematic relationships and behaviors and then replace those problem areas with healthier alternatives. Ultimately, we want to help you resolve the conflicts at hand and help you create a healthier, more harmonious dynamic for every family member involved.
If you believe that you and your family could find value in working with a mental health professional, don’t wait any longer to schedule an appointment to get started. There’s no reason to continue living the way you are now. The family therapists at our office would be happy to work with you on this journey.
Schedule a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Fort Worth
Are you and your loved ones tired of arguing day in and day out? Are you ready to make a change? Luckily, you’re in the right place to start. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Fort Worth, we believe in providing accessible, client-focused mental health care services to our community.
We have quick, flexible scheduling opportunities and can often get you into your first appointment within 24 hours of your call. That’s just part of how we set out to accomplish our mission. We hope to hear from you soon.