The people we are closest to have the ability to cause us a great amount of pain. This is a tough pill to swallow. But the truth is that our family members—our parents, our children, our sisters, and our brothers—know exactly what buttons to press; they know how to get what they want or need from us; they know how to annoy, enrage, and frustrate us to no end. And sometimes this can lead to a major fight or even separation of family members for a short or long period of time.
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” –Richard Bach
So, what does one do when there is major discord in their family? The answer to this question will depend on the particular problem and family. Fortunately, working with a family therapist can help you determine the right answer for you and your family. Family counselors have specific skills, training, and experience related to helping peoples through difficult times. They can help you, as they have many other individuals and families, to improve these most important relationships.
If you are in the Jacksonville, FL area, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Jacksonville. We have family counselors and therapists who are ready to help you analyze the problem(s) at hand and put the pieces back together. To schedule your first family counseling appointment, call (904) 567-7203. We can get you all set up for your onsite or online counseling session. And we look forward to it!
Can We Benefit from Working with a Family Counselor?
Family therapy can prove valuable to many families, including those that aren’t getting along as well as those who simply want to improve their relationships. In either case, family therapy can help you to work through stress, pain, mental illnesses, and other difficult times together. To be more specific, family counselors can help you and your family members accomplish the following:
- Properly grieve the loss of a loved family member
- Adjust to a new normal after making a major life change
- Better cope with stressors, such as financial strain
- Manage rebellion in kids or teenagers
- Develop greater love and respect for one another
Grief and loss, major life transitions, stress, and parenting issues are common obstacles that stand in the way of a happy, healthy family dynamic. Fortunately, a therapist with the right knowledge and experience can help you work through these challenges and strengthen the family unit.
How Does Family Therapy at Thriveworks Jacksonville Work?
Here at Thriveworks Jacksonville, our family therapists approach every single case with a personalized treatment plan. They will get to know you and your family members, as well as the problems you are experiencing, and then they will come up with an individualized plan that is meant to best help you. That said, you can likely expect for treatment to be short-term, as many families attend an average of 9 session, each lasting about 50-60 minutes. The specifics vary, but you can trust that your Thriveworks therapist will be sure to keep your best interest in mind and at heart.
Often, family therapy treatment uses cognitive behavioral therapy techniques as well as those rooted in psychodynamic therapy. Again, your family therapist will assess your specific needs and then use the techniques that will prove most beneficial to you and your family members.
Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL (West)
If your family has hit a rough patch or you simply believe that you could improve your relationships through working with a family counselor, you are in the right place. Thriveworks Jacksonville, FL (West) family counselors can work with you as soon as today or tomorrow. Additionally, you can choose to work with your counselor onsite or in online counseling. We have many different counseling opportunities, in hopes that you’ll find the very best option for you!
To schedule your family therapy appointment, you’ll simply call (904) 567-7203. A scheduling specialist will take your call and walk you through the quick process. We can’t wait to meet with you, be it in person or on a phone call/in a video chat!