Does your family fight all the time? Is there a lot of yelling and screaming and slamming of doors? Has there been an event recently that has caused significant division, misunderstanding, or resentment?
If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. All family relationships have their ups and downs, and while many issues resolve themselves, some do not. If your family is facing disagreements or conflicts that are impacting the health and harmony of your family dynamic, you might benefit from family therapy.
Therapy is not just for those with serious mental illnesses or emotional disorders. While it can help those with severe mental health issues, therapy can also benefit those who just need a neutral third-party perspective to gain clarity and help get things back on track. In family therapy, we can teach you skills and coping mechanisms so you can solve today’s problems and start to prevent conflicts and challenges in the future.
Whether your family’s fighting has gotten out of hand, you don’t communicate effectively, or you’re facing another issue entirely, our family counselors can help you turn things around. When you’re ready, consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Gresham, OR to schedule an in-person or online family therapy appointment. Our skilled, caring family therapists and other mental health professionals are ready to help you and your family build healthier and happier relationships.
Is Family Therapy Right for Our Family?
Every family is different and each has its own set of problems and challenges. There are many reasons you may choose to consult a family therapist, including:
- Financial disagreements
- The death of a loved one
- Serious physical or mental illness
- A change in employment
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Addictive behaviors
- Divorce or separation
- Blended families
- Arguments that won’t resolve on their own
- Behavioral issues
If your family is experiencing one or more of these issues, consider reaching out to us at Thriveworks in Gresham, OR for family counseling. Our experienced and licensed mental health professionals are here to help you build a happier future together.
What Will Family Therapy Be Like? What Can We Expect?
Since each family’s hurdles are unique, family therapy can look different from family to family. Your provider will get to know each member of your family in order to understand their specific concerns, personalities, and goals for treatment. With this information, they’ll be able to customize a therapy plan tailored to your family’s specific situation.
Most family therapy sessions include some form of talk therapy where you’ll address your concerns head-on under the guidance of your licensed counselor or therapist. Though these conversations may be uncomfortable, your provider will be there to mediate the process and ensure each session is conducted in a way that is collaborative and solutions-oriented.
While family therapy sessions are helpful for solving specific problems, clients typically leave therapy with skills they can take with them into many other areas of their lives as well. For example, you may learn how to:
- Actively listen in a way that validates the other person
- Set healthy boundaries
- Communicate your desires effectively
- Resolve conflicts by using “I statements”
- Build trust and appreciation with those you love
The takeaways from therapy can last a lifetime. When you’re ready to prioritize the health and happiness of your family relationships, we’re here to help. Call or click our scheduling tool to make an appointment with us today.
Work With a Family Therapist at Thriveworks in Gresham, OR
Could your family relationships use a little tune-up? At Thriveworks, we make it easy to get started. We have evening and weekend appointments available in addition to typical weekday sessions. And if it’s too difficult to round up the whole crew for visits to our Gresham office, we also offer remote therapy appointments via phone or video. New clients may even be able to speak with a family therapist within 48 hours of reaching out.
Our compassionate mental health professionals are ready to help you and your family get things back on track, and we offer many conveniences that make it easy for you to do so. You’ll have access to your provider by email and phone in between sessions and can benefit from our text message support for billing and scheduling matters. We also offer a flexible 23.5-hour cancellation policy when scheduling conflicts pop up.
When you’re ready to take the next step, give us a call at Thriveworks in Gresham, OR or click on our booking tool to find a time that works for you and your family. We look forward to helping you thrive.