Does your family struggle to get along? Is a stressful event impacting your closest relationships? A family therapist can help you resolve a family feud or generally improve your family relationships and dynamics. These professionals specialize in helping families address specific issues, work through life transitions, and ultimately live better.
“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” –Friedrich Nietzsche
There are family therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks in Milford who would love to help your family. If you think that your family could benefit from working with a professional who can provide unbiased help and guidance, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven today. Give us a call at (203) 951-3871 to schedule your first session. We can’t wait to hear from you and provide you with our family counseling services.
What Is Family Therapy?
Family therapy or family counseling is designed to help family members discuss and resolve issues that are affecting overall or individual health and wellbeing. For example, a family that is going through a major life transition—such as moving to a new city—can benefit from working with a family therapist or psychologist. Family therapy is at times the primary treatment method, while at others it is supplemental.
Any family that is struggling to deal with a stressful event can benefit from family therapy. Stressful events include divorce, financial divides, or the loss of a loved one. A family therapist can help members to talk through the stressful event at hand, understand how it is affecting each individual, and understand how the family can act (individually and as a whole) to best benefit everyone involved. Additionally, family therapy can be beneficial if an individual has been recently diagnosed with a mental illness like depression or if the family is struggling with everyday problems like rebellion in children or teens. In summary, a family therapist can help in the following situations:
- Major life transitions, like moving
- Stressful events, like divorce, financial problems, or a loved one’s death
- Diagnosis of a mental illness, like depression or anxiety
- Everyday problems, like communication issues or rebellious kids
This is a broad summary of what and how a family therapist can help. The truth is that if your family is struggling in any way, shape, or form, a family therapist can assist you and prove beneficial. So, if your family is struggling, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling.
What Else Do I Need to Know About Family Counseling Services?
This form of therapy is led by a licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT). Other professionals who have completed training in family therapy might also incorporate family therapy techniques into their work. Most often, family therapy is short-term. In other words, you’ll finish out this process within as few as 9 or 10 sessions. And each session can vary, in terms of what is discussed as well as who attends. Your family therapist will design therapy around your family’s unique needs and goals for therapy.
If there is a family feud occurring, a family therapist or psychologist can help each individual involved and the family as a whole to find a resolution. Your therapist might use family systems theory, a popular family therapy approach, to help you. This approach believes that the family is an emotional unit and that behavior is informed by the state of family functioning.
Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Milford in New Haven
If you think your family could use a professional’s help to improve dynamics or wellbeing, consider working with a family therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven. We can set you up with a skilled, caring family therapist who has worked hard to obtain the experience and training to help you.
Are you ready to schedule an appointment with a family therapist? Reach out to our office. You can give us a call at (203) 951-3871 and a scheduling specialist will help you set up an appointment immediately. We offer extended hours, including evenings and weekends, to ensure that your family can find a day and time to come in that works for every individual. Additionally, we accept most major insurance plans. Call us to schedule your appointment when you’re ready!