Whether we like to admit it or not, our families have a profound effect on our lives. Oftentimes, they help to shape our personalities, our religious inclinations, our daily habits, our political beliefs, and our relationships with others. That said, sometimes we have a difficult history with our families, or we enter a hard time, and we don’t want anything to do with them—at least for the time being.
“There are no individuals in the world, only fragments of families.” –Carl Whitaker
If you’re in a hard place with your family but you want them in your life, consider working with a family therapist. Resolving familial issues on your own is often difficult, as there are many thoughts, feelings, and opinions to account for. A family therapist can serve as that mediator, not to mention they have professional skills and tools that can help a family work through a variety of issues.
Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster, MA has family therapists who understand just how important and influential one’s family can be. If you need help mending a relationship, resolving a disagreement, or improving your family dynamics in any way, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. These professionals don’t just have the skills and the tools to help you—they’re driven to help you find success in family therapy because they truly care about you and the trajectory of your life. Call us today to schedule your first appointment.
What Is Family Therapy? How Can It Help?
Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps family members resolve conflicts and improve their relationships with one another. This is often a short-term therapy, led by a psychologist, licensed therapist, or social worker.
Family therapy can help you make important changes in your relationships with your parents, siblings, children, partner, and other family members. And often, it will involve discussing and working through specific issues, such as:
- Marital problems
- Financial strain
- Parenting trouble
- The death of a family member
- Addiction or substance abuse
- A mental illness like depression
In any instance that involves familial conflict or hardship, family therapy can be useful. It can help to address all of the stress, anger, and pain that family members might be experiencing as a result of any of the above issues, or other issues that did not make this list. So, if your family isn’t on the best terms right now and you think that it could benefit from therapy, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. We want to help.
How Does Family Therapy Work? What Should I Expect?
Oftentimes, several family members will attend family therapy sessions together. However, there are instances when one family member might also meet with the family therapist separately. In any case, sessions typically last around an hour, and a family is likely to attend about 12 sessions. This is just the average amount, your family might require or benefit from more or less sessions, depending on your specific needs!
While the course of treatment in family therapy varies, based on the family, you can expect to discuss the following with your Thriveworks family therapist:
- Current problems
- Your family’s ability to solve these problems
- Thoughts and emotions of each family member
- Family roles and dynamics
- Problematic behaviors in any given family member
- Your family’s strengths and weaknesses
Discussing each of the above will help your family to best understand their problems and work through them together. And of course, your Thriveworks family therapist will help you accomplish this important mission.
Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA
Is your family in a tough spot right now? Are you struggling to get out of this tough spot together? Consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. These mental health professionals can guide and support you, the end goal being to help you work through your familial issues and improve your relationships.
To schedule your first family therapy appointment at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA, all we need you to do is call us. That’s right, just give us a call and our scheduling team will get you all set up with an appointment. We have next-day availability as well as evening and weekend sessions. We look forward to meeting you!