Many people retreat to their family during tough times. For others, though, finding safety and solace in their family isn’t common—instead, the tough times they experience involve their family members. Let’s face it, our family members know how to push our buttons; they know how to make us sad, angry, annoyed, disappointed. In the heat of the moment and amidst these difficult feelings, we might argue with these loved ones, distance ourselves from them, and even refuse to see or speak to them.
“Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” –Iyanla Vanzant
Learning to work through our sadness, our anger, our annoyance, our disappointment due to our family members can be hard. As can resolving our arguments with our beloved family members and reaching out after time apart. Fortunately, there are professionals who specialize in helping people to succeed in these endeavors: family therapists and counselors. These mental health professionals have the skills, training, and experience to help their clients repair their relationships with their family members.
Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA has family therapists and counselors on staff who can help you today. They can offer assistance and support as you work through your difficult feelings, resolve arguments, and reconnect with your family members. They can also help you work through specific family issues. If you believe that your family could find help and support in family therapy, reach out to Thriveworks in Lexington, MA today. We can get you scheduled for your first session right away—you get to choose from in-person counseling or online counseling therapy. Just call (781) 786-7267 to schedule when you’re ready.
Family Therapy Benefits: How Does Family Therapy Work?
Family therapy, also known as family counseling, helps people to work through the issues that are harming their relationships with their family members. These issues include major issues that involve the whole family as well as individual-specific issues that have ripple effects on the group as a whole.
In summary, a family can find value in meeting with a family counselor or psychologist if they’re experiencing significant stress or encountering a problem that’s proving to harm their relationships. Here are common stressors and problems that might lead a family into family counseling:
- Mental illness, such as depression or anxiety
- Substance abuse problems or addiction
- Communication issues
- Behavioral problems in children
- Divorce or separation
- Financial strain or disagreements
If your relationships are being harmed by the above issues, or another problem not found on this list, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks. Our team can help you work through these tough times and come out of therapy a stronger unit.
Can a Family Therapist or Psychologist Help? Are They Qualified?
Family counseling at Thriveworks in Lexington is led by licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT). These individuals are qualified to help your family, as they have skills and experience specific to familial issues. In addition, sometimes social workers and psychologists step in to help their clients using techniques from family therapy.
This type of counseling is often a short-term treatment. In fact, most families complete their time in therapy after about 9 sessions (with each session averaging 60-90 minutes). However, some families do require more time and others might finish after fewer than 9 sessions. It all depends on the specific needs and goals of each family. Just know that your Thriveworks family therapist will get to know your family and design a personalized treatment plan just for you!
Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks in Lexington, MA
Are you on difficult terms with your family right now? Are your relationships suffering as the result of a big fight or a major family issue like financial stress or mental illness? Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA has family therapists who want to help. These experts know how to help you. They will equip you with the skills and tools to work through current issues as well as future problems you might run into later.
To schedule your first family therapy appointment at Thriveworks in Lexington, just give us a call at (781) 786-7267. We can get you scheduled right now for an in-person counseling session or an online counseling therapy appointment. It’s your choice! Either way, our family therapists are here and ready to support you.