Not all families get along, but it’s not so easy to turn your back on blood relatives when the going gets tough. That said, sometimes family situations can be trying (to say the least), and it’s tempting to just walk out and never come back. There are some families who live in perpetual conflict where not a single day goes by without an argument or disagreement.
What’s sad about these situations is that people tend to accept them as the norm—or their norm, anyways. In truth, such environments are harmful to physical and mental wellbeing, but no one has to live like this, not if they don’t want to. There are many situations where families are unable to resolve their differences. In such cases, family therapists can probably do for them what they cannot do for themselves.
The family counseling concept is simple in theory: it’s to nurture change and encourage development. In practice, it takes a lot more work, but it can be incredibly effective all the same. So, if you think that your family could benefit from the nurture, the support, and the guidance that a family therapist can provide, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC. Call our office to schedule a session with a Thriveworks family therapist in Greensboro, NC today.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
Family therapy is meant to help families work through their specific challenges and improve their relationships. It uses a range of counseling and other techniques including:
- Structural therapy
- Strategic therapy
- Systemic/Milan therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Trans generational Therapy
Your family therapist will get to know your family including the problems at hand as well as individual needs before they design treatment. Once they get to know each individual and the family unit as a whole, they can create a treatment plan that will best help the family. This treatment plan might involve the above therapy techniques.
Common Family Challenges Discussed in Family Therapy
Troubled families are not just the result of trouble-making family members, though it may seem like that at times. The root causes can be pretty deep and quite latent. Sometimes there are underlying conditions in some people too, like:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Drinking problems and drug addictions
- Mental illness
- Divorce or legal separations
- Undiagnosed psychiatric conditions, etc.
Family therapy can often help get to the root cause of turmoil and disruptions in the home. A qualified therapist is impartial. They can step back and look in from an outside observer’s perspective. Therapists get to see the problem by removing the culprits from the picture. When they see the problem—without the people—they can then piece everything together. Once they have a clearer picture they are able to present a workable plan of action for the troubled family.
Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC
The health of one’s relationships is a huge factor when it comes to one’s mental health and wellbeing. If they are struggling in these relationships—say they’re in a fight with their parents, they haven’t spoken to their sibling in months, or they aren’t seeing eye to eye with another family member—they might struggle in their day to day as a result. For example, they might struggle to focus at work, start to feel depressed, and/or neglect other relationships due to the stress they are experiencing.
The family therapists at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC want to help you work through the challenges that are causing your family disharmony. They understand just how important it is for you to get along or make peace with your family members, if that’s what you desire, and they’re here to help you accomplish this mission. To get started, all you have to do is contact our office.
Call Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, NC today. One of our scheduling specialists will set you up with a qualified family counselor, therapist, or psychologist to see how they might be able to help you improve your family situation. We have both in-person and online counseling opportunities available, as well as flexible appointment options including those in the evenings and on the weekends. We’re happy to meet with you and your family whenever it’s convenient for you.