Family: We all have one. They’re those who are supposed to be closest to us, through thick and thin. For a lot of people, this is the case. The turmoil that they face is never severe and mostly boils down to miscommunication. However, this isn’t the reality for many other families. Who we are today is greatly affected by our childhoods and how we grew up. For those who come from broken familial relationships, there can still be a lot of sore areas, years down the road.
Consider Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy. Her parents got divorced when she was a young child and her dad never kept in contact with her. To add to this, her mother wasn’t very loving and wasn’t around as much as she needed to be. Now as an adult, Meredith struggles to maintain healthy relationships with her partner, friends, and long-lost sisters.
Unfortunately for Meredith, the broken relationships she has with her family has caused her to be very cautious in forming any kind of meaningful relationships in her life. She still struggles to understand her past but works hard to maintain healthy relationships with her chosen family instead.
Family therapy can help in situations like Meredith’s, where she needs a safe and open space to talk about the issues in her past. Not only that, but family therapy also aims to help provide closure and ways to move forward without looking back.
If this sounds like something that could benefit you and your family, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Memphis, TN. Our team of family counselors can help you improve communication, mend traumatic pasts, and most importantly improve family systems.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
Deciding to seek therapy is not always an easy choice. Oftentimes, it can be difficult to get everyone on board. However, finally getting the help you need can be extremely liberating. Not only will you be able to overcome past grievances, but you’ll be able to move forward with the tools you need to overcome future conflicts and solve problems along the way.
We understand that every family is different, and your problems are unique; that’s why your family therapist will get to know each family member’s needs and goals to create a custom plan of action. To accomplish the goals you have, a variety of different methods and techniques can be used including talk therapy, child therapy, and more. Some things you can expect to tackle during your sessions include:
- Problem-solving skills
- Effective communication
- Active listening
- Anger and stress management
- Trust building
Can Family Therapy Help Us?
Family therapists are experts in their field. They have the training and background to help you and your loved ones work through a myriad of problems that could come up over time. At Thriveworks Counseling in Memphis, our family therapists can help you work through…
- Relationship issues
- Financial strain and stress
- Major life changes
- Divorce and/or separation
- Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression
- Substance abuse
- Parenting challenges
- Behavioral problems in children
- Sibling rivalry
- Trust issues
- Inability to see eye to eye
- Grief and loss
- Coping with a physical illness
If the issue you all are encountering is not on the list above, don’t worry. These are just some of the more common reasons we see families here at our office. Family therapy is often short-term meaning you and your loved ones could be finished in as little as nine sessions.
As we mentioned before, we understand that every family is different so if you end up needing a little more time, there’s nothing wrong with that. However long it takes, we’ll be right by your side guiding you every step of the way.
Ready to Get Started? Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks in Memphis, TN
We understand that building those relationships is not always easy. However, with our guidance and support, you can start making meaningful changes with those closest to you.
Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Memphis, we have competitive benefits including flexible scheduling options, no waitlist, appointments within 24 hours of reaching out, and more. One of our scheduling specialists will help you and your family members find a time that works best for everyone.
You deserve to be happy. Let us help you and your loved ones.