On a good day, our family members are our pride and joy. We love and care for them; we enjoy their company; we can’t get enough of them. But on a bad day, our family members are the bane of our existence. We extremely dislike them (and might even claim to hate them); we have zero desire to speak to them; and we can’t get far enough away from them. This is how it goes for a lot of families. Why such extremes? Because these people are the ones we care for the most. We aren’t afraid to get into an argument with or challenge one another. We know that at the end of the day, we’ll always be there for each other.
That doesn’t mean that working through the tough times is anywhere close to easy. In fact, sometimes the conflicts that we have with our family members are the hardest to come back from. Fortunately, there are family experts out there who specialize in helping us navigate these conflicts with our loved ones: family therapists, whom possess skills, experience, and training in the relevant field.
I know every family has its problems.
But I admire those that stick together.
Thriveworks Counseling is happy to offer family therapy in Norwalk, CT. Our relationships with our loved ones are crucial to our overall health and wellbeing. We believe that we should all have access to these resources, which help us navigate the challenges in our relationships and build up their overall strength. If you think that you could benefit from our family therapy services, just reach out to our office. We would be happy to get you and your family members scheduled for your first session.
What Is the Purpose of Family Therapy?
Family therapy is designed specifically to help families better navigate the conflicts or problems that arise. Often, this form of therapy is short term, and of course, it is led by a licensed therapist or another mental health professional. Family therapy can prove beneficial to your family if you are faced with a unique challenge that you haven’t been able to resolve or if you think that there are some changes that need to be made in your family dynamic.
All of that said, there are some common topics of concern that are brought up in family therapy on a regular basis, including:
- Financial stress, strain
- The loss of a loved one
- Mental illness, such as depression or addiction
- Parenting blunders or disagreements
- Rebellious kids or teenagers
- General marital problems
- Life after divorce
Any familial challenge you might be going through can likely be better resolved with the help of a family therapist. The family therapists at Thriveworks Counseling can help you address areas of concern, including those above, as well as stress and painful emotions. If you think you could benefit from family therapy in any way, don’t hesitate to reach out.
What Does Family Therapy Look Like?
All family members involved will attend family therapy sessions. Sometimes, though, the therapist will determine the need for one member to have their own sessions or for a few members to attend their own sessions without the rest of the family unit. Rest assured that your Thriveworks family therapist will do what they determine as helpful for your family.
Now, family therapy can look very different from one family to the next. However, you can definitely expect to touch on:
- Problems that are prevalent in your relationships
- Your family’s communication and conflict resolution skills
- Individuals thoughts, feelings, concerns
- Family roles
Discussing each of the above will enable your family to best determine what you need out of therapy. Then, your therapist can help to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals!
Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Norwalk, CT
Maintaining happy and healthy relationships is hard. There is no shame in asking for a little help, when it comes to working through the challenges and conflicts that are plaguing your family. So, if you think that you’d find family therapy valuable, please consider reaching out. We’re ready to get you scheduled and our family therapists are ready to meet with you!
To schedule your family therapy session, just call our office. We’ll offer you a range of appointment times as well as different counseling opportunities, including in-person and online services.