Family comes in many different forms, but they share one common denominator: they influence our lives in big ways. For better or for worse, the impact our family has on us is undeniable. They help shape our emotions, thoughts, actions, habits, and morals. And no matter how healthy your family is, they are bound to make mistakes- we all do! Families are messy, but they can still be full of love.
A family is made up of imperfect humans, so of course it too will be imperfect. Yet at the same time families are expected to teach us how to love and form healthy relationships. That’s a lot of pressure! So just remember that your family is never broken, just growing. Sometimes, it can help to grow next to a professional family therapist.
Thriveworks in Red Bank has family counselors who understand that no family can be perfect. We believe that the sooner we can stop chasing perfection and start chasing unconditional love, the faster we will see real growth in the family unit. Whatever your family shape- biological, adopted, foster, stepfamily, living in one house or two houses or three houses, or anywhere in between, Thriveworks in Red Bank is here to serve you.
Call 732-606-4469 to learn more or schedule a family therapy session today.
How Does Family Counseling with Thriveworks in Red Bank Work?
Challenges can feel like they come out of nowhere. Even the most well-prepared families can be cut off guard by financial trouble, sickness, mental illness, or the like. Keeping the love central in your family while external pressures push in all around you is not always easy, no matter how deep your family roots go.
Thriveworks in Red Bank promises to work with you and your family to equip you with the tools you need to grow through difficult times and prepare for the storms to come. 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 Red Bank is centered around you and your family. Our goal is not to change your structure but to strengthen the bonds already there. We will always seek to preserve and celebrate your familial culture and beliefs all while encouraging love and growth! We pride ourselves on working with clients, not trying to change them.
In general, family counseling can take two forms:
- Individual Counseling- a licensed, professional counselor will meet each family member separately and address any personal concerns before talking with the family as a whole. This style is great for families who aren’t quite sure what the source of discontentment is.
- Group Counseling- this is most common for families that know what the problem is. Maybe it’s a recent move, a big family change, or some bad news. In this style, a counselors will talk with the whole family as one.
A few of the focuses a Family Counseling session might have include:
- Strengthening communication
- 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
Red Bank family counseling will always be focused on rebuilding and strengthening. It takes a lot of courage, faith, and resilience to reach out and talk to a counselor about your family strife. Red Bank counselors thank you for that. You are proving with every step you take that you are willing to fight for your family. This is a sign of strength, never weakness!
Could Your Family Benefit from Family Counseling?
Perfect families don’t exist- every family will have a little bit of chaos in it. Every family will hit some bumps in the road and weather a few storms. So how do you know when the dysfunction is enough to warrant a counselor?
Short answer: there is no such thing as “bad enough” or “too bad”. If it is negatively impacting your and your family’s life and you would like to see a change, no matter how small or big it is in your mind, reaching out to a professional counselor is well worth it. Maybe you’ll only stay for a few sessions, or maybe it’ll be a few months. Thriveworks in Red Bank makes it easy to customize the therapeutic process to fit your family.
With that being said, there are some common reasons families come to counseling. This 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
Red Bank family counselors create a space where your family can come to heal, grow, and prepare for the future. Our families are some of the most influential people in our lives, so having it be a healthy, happy place is important.
To schedule an individual or group counseling session, or to talk to a counselor about other options, give us a call at 732-606-4469.