To the outside world, the Smith family is picture-perfect. Mom and Dad are thriving in their careers, both children play competitive sports and excel in school, they have a family dog who is well behaved, and they live in a beautiful home. There couldn’t be anything wrong with them, right? Actually, behind closed doors, they struggle just like any other family. The children fight and argue often, Mom and Dad have their ups and downs, and they’re struggling to keep up with housework because of their lack of time. Just because someone’s family looks perfect doesn’t mean they are. Every family unit is subject to the turmoil that causes rifts in their relationships. If you and your loved ones are going through a tough spot, you’re not alone and help is available.
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
– Marilyn Monroe
Are your parents going through a divorce? Is your sibling going through a tough time that is causing the whole family to be on edge? Is there a looming fear of finances hanging over your heads? Do you wish your children would just get along for once? Deciding to get help is not always an easy route to take. But neither is letting your problems grow to the point where you feel like everything is about to implode. If you and your family are struggling to see eye to eye or are going through a difficult period, consider reaching out for help. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD, our family therapists are readily available and can start working with you as soon as tomorrow. All you have to do is call!
What Is Family Therapy?
Whether you have gone to therapy before or not, family therapy may seem daunting. Sitting in a room with those closest to you, or who are supposed to be closest to you, and talking about your emotions isn’t always everyone’s cup of tea. However, family therapy is designed to treat each family member’s needs and goals in order to make the whole family unit stronger.
When you decide to pursue family therapy, your therapist will identify where the cracks are in your relationships. Maybe the issue stems from an individual member. Or maybe it’s been years of poor communication that has led up to this point. Whatever the reason, your family therapist will find those root issues and develop a custom treatment plan based on your specific needs. In doing so, they will also utilize a variety of different therapeutic methods and techniques such as traditional talk therapy, art therapy, child therapy, and more.
Family therapy is often short-term meaning you could be finished in as little as nine sessions. However, every family and their needs are different so don’t be discouraged if you need more time.
What Areas Can a Family Therapist Help Us?
Family therapists are skilled and experienced in helping families like yours, or the Smiths, work through the issues standing in your way. They have received extensive education and training to prepare them for the difficult topics that need to be discussed. Some of the areas in which your family therapist can help you are…
Mental illnesses like anxiety and depression, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, behavioral problems in children, sibling rivalry, divorce or separation, major life changes, financial stress, coping with a physical illness, friction in familial roles, aggression, stress, and more.
These are only some of the areas that we can help you. As you may have noticed, a lot of these concerns could stem from a single person. A lot of times, families have a difficult time communicating with each other about how to handle stressful situations. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, we’ll guide you through these tough conversations and help you accomplish:
- Better communication skills
- Active listening skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Trust building
- How to establish familial roles
- Coping mechanisms
- And more!
Ready to Get Started? Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD
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 Owings Mills, we have competitive benefits including flexible scheduling options, no waitlist, appointments within 24 hours of reaching out, and more. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call or visit our online booking portal. 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.