Researchers believe a large part of who we are is the average of the 5 closest people in our lives. Friends, roommates, and coworkers all might be in the top 5. Your family however, or some of them, will almost always be a few of the most influential people in your life.
Whether for our benefit or hinderance, our families teach us a lot. We may learn how to communicate, work through problems, or display love. But what if your family doesn’t teach the messages you want it to?
Familial stress is something all families deal with at some time or another. We doubt there’s a family out there who hasn’t at one point hurt each other, argued late into the night, or helped the development of bad habits. Families are a part of life, which means they can be chaotic! But they are also beautiful and can be a place of love and growth.
Whatever your family structure- biological, stepfamily, adopted, foster, and anything else- Thriveworks Pooler is here to help make the time you spend with your family fruitful and loving. No one’s family is ever perfect, and there will always be chaotic bumps in the road, but together we can mend any fractures and make your family a healthy, loving unit.
What is Family Counseling?
Sometimes, life throws us curveballs. These are completely out of your control yet can wreak havoc on your home life.
Thriveworks Pooler Family counselors understand the uncertainty, anxiety, and of course, love, that family life can bring. We have years of experience and training in tools that we can practice together. A Family Counseling session will be about improving communication, problem solving, and implementing plans to prevent future conflict.
But what exactly goes into a Family Counseling session?
That depends on the family and the situation! Thriveworks Pooler believes in individualizing every session. Counseling was never meant to be a cut-and-paste solution. It’s meant to meet you where you’re at walk beside your family as we strive towards a healthier, happier future.
Some families decide that it’s best to meet individually before a big, group session with their family counseling. Others are ready to jump right into a group session. This will also depend on the Thriveworks Pooler counselor. Give us a call today if you have more questions about what our family counselors offer.
The goal of family counseling will always be to rebuild and strengthen families. There is nothing wrong with seeing a counselor. It is a show of your strength, courage, and commitment towards each other. But we don’t want to keep you at counseling forever! Thriveworks Pooler believes everyone can thrive on their own, after given the proper encouragement and tools to direct their path.
Even though every session will be unique, common threads have surfaced throughout our family counseling sessions. For example, we might draw a focus on:
- Strengthen communication
- Work through individual concerns (e.g. mental illness, personal stress, fears, etc.)
- Identify roles
- Build on strengths
- Learn to handle conflict in a healthy manner
No one wants conflict in their family. We all want to have a safe and loving home. And, we all can have that! Sometimes, a little professional guidance can go a long way in getting you back on track. Whatever the situation, Thriveworks Pooler Family Counselors is here to be a gentle voice of reason and nudge you back on the right path.
Could your family benefit from Family Counseling?
Perfect families don’t exist, so how do you know when it’s time to see a professional? The easy answer is whenever you want! No problem is too small, or too big. If you have discontentment about where your family is at in their relationships, we can help you get to where you want.
Some common situations we see in our clients includes:
- 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
Every family can benefit from family therapy in some way, since problems- whether external or internal- will always exist. Thriveworks Pooler strives to give you the tools so you can ride out all the lows and truly experience the highs. You and your family deserve the best. Together, you can get there.