Family. They are by your side as soon as you start your journey in this world. They are the ones who know how to push every one of your buttons, make you laugh, know every bit and piece about you. However, sometimes that can hurt you or make you feel alone. No family is perfect, and all families encounter some shape or form of challenges over the years. Do you feel like your family is struggling to communicate, get along, or function as a whole? Do you feel like you could benefit from seeking professional help? Consider the following scenarios:
- You feel anxious when attending family group gatherings because you are fearful of the conversations that may come up
- One of your parents is remarried to someone who causes a lot of stress on you and your siblings
- Holidays are often spent arguing over little things like cooking and cleaning
- You have not spoken to your family in weeks, even months or years, because they are unaccepting of a decision you have made for your life
- You wish your family would accept responsibility for the things they say and do
Can you relate to any of these scenarios? Luckily, family therapy can help you and your family overcome past situations and learn the tools you need to move forward in a healthier, more harmonious light. At Thriveworks Orlando Counseling, a team of dedicated family therapists is readily available to help you achieve those things. If you feel like you and your family could greatly benefit from family counseling, call our office at (754) 400-5514 to get started.
Is My Family a Good Fit for Family Therapy?
There are so many reasons why a family might consider seeking the help of a professional to work through their unique challenges. Some of the more common reasons why someone may seek out family therapy are:
- Loss of a family member
- Empty nest
- Diagnosis of a chronic illness
- Addiction or substance abuse
- A member of the family with a mental health disorder
- Financial strain
- Marital conflicts
- Parenting challenges
No family is a stranger to some of these more common challenges. However, if your family is going through something that is not on the list, don’t worry! At Thriveworks Orlando Counseling, our licensed psychologists can help you and your loved ones through so many of life’s challenges. If you are still on the fence about seeking the help of a family therapist, consider these questions:
Am I tired of tiptoeing around my family members because I’m scared of how they might react?
Do I wish that my siblings, parents, and/or extended family members and I would communicate better?
Have I tried everything to mend broken relationships or understand the struggles my family unit is going through?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, family therapy might be the right decision for you. No family chooses to have conflict or argue with one another. If your family is spiraling down or developing unhealthy habits, you can benefit from seeking professional help. We help many families get back on track. Your family can do it too.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
Once you have made the decision to seek family therapy at Thriveworks Orlando Counseling, you will be set up with a counselor who will help you every step of the way. During your initial sessions with a family counselor, each member of your family will discuss the different concerns and goals they have. It is important to hear what each person has to say in order to get a bigger picture idea of how to resolve and achieve what you set in place. Once your therapist has all of the information they need, they will then create a unique plan of care that is specific to you and your family.
We understand how hard it can be to stay together as a family through hardships and that getting back to a better place can be hard after life throws us curveballs. Therapy will help you:
- Understand that every member of the family needs a voice
- Listen, not just hear, what others are saying in order to ease tension and improve communication
- Come up with a compromise to the conflict that feels right to everyone involved
And much, much more!
Ready to Take the Next Step? Schedule an Appointment with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Orlando, FL
Being a family can be challenging, but finding the right balance can make all of the difference. If you are ready to work through life’s challenges as a family and come together in a more positive light, then Thriveworks Orlando Counseling is here to help.
Our office does not have a waitlist and we can often see you within 24 hours of your initial call. To schedule your appointment, visit our online booking system or call (754) 400-5514 to be connected with a scheduling specialist. In addition, we offer online counseling services to provide you and your family the additional ease of having your appointment from wherever you choose. If you have any additional questions about family therapy or our other services, we would be more than happy to help.
Don’t wait any longer to get the help you need. Let’s work together through this journey.