Think back to your childhood. What are the most memorable moments? You might recall fond memories as well as those that aren’t so fond. For example, memories of your favorite vacation might come to mind; but memories of fights with your loved ones might also come to mind, especially if your childhood was marked by trauma, grief, or another major problem. These problems can throw off the harmony in a family and drive a wedge between you, your parents, your siblings, and other members.
To solve a problem, you have to recognize your share of responsibility.
If you only blame the others, you will never solve it.”
Fortunately, we can learn to solve the problems that we experience within our family unit. Some might be easier to solve (or even talk about) than others, but with dedication, time, and hard work, we can learn to work through our family issues and restore the harmonious balance. Does this sound like something your family could benefit from? Consider talking to your family members about going to therapy. Therapy isn’t just for those who are struggling with very serious mental health problems, but those who could use a third party’s help in talking and working through their specific challenges. Take the leap—you’ll only wish you’d done it sooner.
If you are ready to take this leap, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Rhode Island Counseling. We have family therapists on our Thriveworks Rhode Island staff who specialize in helping families through a wide variety of problems. These professionals can also help your family learn how to communicate better and resolve future conflicts in a civil manner. To schedule online family therapy with Thriveworks Rhode Island, give us a call. We’re ready for you!
Who Should Consider Family Therapy?
First and foremost, what is family therapy? Simply put, family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help families better deal with their issues, which might be throwing off an otherwise healthy dynamic. The main objectives of this type of therapy include:
- Improve communication
- Work through specific problems
- Better handle stressors or conflicts
Considering the information above, there are many families who might benefit from pursuing family therapy. For example, if a family is encountering any of the following problems, they can likely find value in working with a mental health professional who specializes in helping families:
- Grief and loss of a loved one
- Financial problems
- Mental illness, like depression or addiction
- Cancer or another physical illness
- A career change or job loss
- Parenting problems
All of the above can make healthy interactions feel next-to impossible. Often, these problems need to be dealt with head-on. If you have identified a challenge in your relationships with your family members that needs to be dealt with, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Rhode Island. We’d be happy to help.
What Is Family Therapy Like? What Should We Expect?
Family therapy at Thriveworks Family Therapy is tailored to the given family. In other words, treatment can look different from one family to the next because it is designed on a case by case basis! This ensures the best progress and success. Now, if your family is feeling a little nervous about attending therapy, know that this is normal. It’s totally okay to feel a little uneasy, but we want you to know that our providers are the best of the best. You can even ask your therapist a few questions to better gauge their certifications and ability to help you, such as:
- How long have you been a family therapist?
- Do you have experience helping families with similar problems?
- What is your approach to family counseling?
- Where did you get your professional degree(s) from?
Our therapists will be happy to answer any questions you might have for them! Again, we are confident that you will find them to be extremely qualified to help you and your family.
Schedule a Session with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Rhode Island Counseling
If you’ve determined a need for family therapy, you’re already halfway there. We’re so happy that you’ve decided to look into this form of mental health treatment, and we hope that you’ll give us the chance to accompany you on this journey. If you’re in Rhode Island and you’re interested in working with a family therapist, consider calling Thriveworks Rhode Island Counseling. We’ll set you up with a virtual family therapist who can help you in online counseling sessions.
To get started with one of our professionals, just contact our office. Our scheduling team will get you set up with your first appointment at your earliest convenience.