Family can look a million different ways and yet all share one thing in common: Their impact on the individual is huge. The people we surround ourselves with help shape our emotions, thoughts, behaviors, morals, and, to some extent, our future. This can be a beautiful example of the power of humanity, but it can also be dangerous. All families make mistakes- what else can you expect when you get a handful of messy human beings all living together?
Families aren’t perfect, but their mistakes don’t have to define them. If your family is struggling with external or internal factors, remember that you are never broken, only growing. Sometimes, that growth can feel stunted, and that’s when a professional family therapist can step in and help.
Thriveworks Newark believes that the sooner we stop chasing perfection and start pursuing unconditional love, the faster our family units will begin to bloom. Perfection is unattainable, but love is a daily act that will positively impact our future for years to come. So, whatever the shape of your family- biological, adopted, foster, stepfamily, living in one house or two or three, and anywhere in between, Thriveworks Newark is here for you.
Call 302-724-6662 to learn more or schedule a family therapy session today.
How Does Family Counseling with Thriveworks Newark Work?
Sometimes, it feels like you can’t catch a break. New challenges surface out of nowhere, and even the most well-prepared families can struggle.
Thriveworks Newark family therapists believe in working with you and your family to help you through the current storm, equip you with the tools for the future, and strengthen the bonds within your family.
Some of what we cover includes:
- Improve communication
- Develop problem solving skills
- Work through current and ongoing disputes
- Develop a plan to prevent future conflicts
Family therapy in Newark will always focus on strengthening the family unit. We don’t want to change your internal culture or the things most important to you, but we do want to help illuminate the good already there. We will always respect, celebrate, and preserve your family culture and beliefs while encouraging a space full of love and growth.
A few of the focuses a family counseling session might have include:
- Working through individual concerns (e.g., mental illness, personal stress, fears, etc.)
- Identifying roles
- Building on strengths
- Learning to handle conflict in a healthy manner
- Building empathy and understanding between family members
- Developing routine and structure
Newark family counseling understands that reaching out for family therapy can feel like giving up or failing. The stigma is that families who go to counseling are “dysfunctional.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Reaching out to a family counselor takes courage, faith, and a commitment to your family. That alone shows us your heart and the desire for growth. You are willing to fight for your family to experience true love and growth- that is a sign of great strength!
Could Your Family Benefit from Family Counseling?
Besides having a big impact on our individual life, the other thing all families have in common is a little bit of chaos. Every family will have internal conflict, hit some bumps in the road, and struggle a little. It’s normal! So, when do you know that it’s time to see a counselor?
Short answer: whenever you feel like there is a gap between how you want your family to function and how you are actually functioning. Thriveworks Newark does not believe there is ever a problem too big or too small. If there is a change you would like to see, we want to help you make it.
There are some reasons families come to counseling that are more common than other. Newark family counselors frequently see families for:
- The loss of a loved one
- A career loss or shift
- Diagnosis of a chronic illness
- Empty nest
- Welcoming a new member
- Substance abuse
- Academic problems
- Financial strain
- Mental health disorder
- Overworked members
Newark family counselors strive to create a space where healing, growth, and preparation can occur within your family unit. Our families have a huge influence over our lives, so it’s important for that influence to be a healthy and happy one.
To schedule an individual or group family counseling session, or to talk to a counselor about other options, give Thriveworks Newark a call at 302-724-6662.