It’s no secret that the bond shared by families is unlike any other. These are the people who’ve watched you grow and who you’ve grown with. That comes with a lot of history and unconditional love — and growing pains.
All families have their good times and their tough times. We’ve all been on the vacation or at the holiday celebration that, despite the joyous occasion, somehow left everyone feeling annoyed and upset with each other.
While highs and lows are a part of any healthy family dynamic, families sometimes face challenges more trying than the occasionally tense holiday party. Maybe you routinely have arguments with family members that turn into screaming matches. Perhaps everyone in the family isolates themselves and there is a complete breakdown in communication. If your family relationships have started to feel more strained than usual, you might want to think about family counseling.
At Thriveworks, we understand that the relationships you share with your family can feel like the hardest to work through, especially during times of difficulty. Or, you may feel like your family needs to work through its problems on its own — after all, don’t you all know each other best?
But you don’t have to confront those issues on your own. At Thriveworks in Scottsdale, AZ our mental health professionals are here for you and your family.
Who Should Consider Family Therapy?
Every family is unique, which means that every family may have its own problems and challenges to discuss in therapy.
While the specific issues might differ from family to family, some reasons people reach out to family counselors include:
- Financial disagreements
- Divorce or separation
- Substance abuse
- Mental illness such as depression or anxiety
- Substance abuse
- Sibling rivalries
- Strained relationships
- Loss of trust
- Breakdowns in communication
- Children’s behavioral problems
- Grief and loss
- Coping with physical illness
- Major life changes
It may feel like your issues are too complicated to begin unraveling but our Thriveworks professionals are committed to dealing with the intricacies of your family’s challenges with the patience and care they deserve. With work and participation, we assure you finding a path forward is possible.
If you’re ready to make a change, the counselors and therapists in Scottsdale, AZ are prepared to help you build a brighter future.
What Are the Benefits of Family Therapy?
The challenges your family faces will determine what your therapy sessions look like. To start, a licensed counselor or therapist will likely take the time to get to know each member of your family and their feelings about the situation. It is important when developing long-term solutions that everyone feels seen and heard.
Your counselor or therapist will use this insight to help facilitate conversation and understanding between family members without creating a culture of blame. This is key for ensuring that what you learn in family therapy can be taken beyond a singular issue you may be facing at the time.
The ultimate goal of this type of counseling is to work on effective communication, active listening, building trust, and problem-solving strategies. Together, these skills can help strengthen many damaged family bonds.
While family therapy is designed to help improve the relationships of family systems, some issues do not have to be covered only in family therapy. It’s entirely possible for individual family members to attend family therapy alongside their own mental health treatment. For instance, a family might decide to seek counseling because of one member’s anger management issues. That same family member with anger issues might also benefit from one-on-one counseling sessions separate from family therapy.
Your family therapy sessions are likely to change and evolve over time as you and your family members grow and face new challenges. When you’re ready to get started, reach out to us to schedule an appointment. At Thriveworks in Scottsdale, AZ, our therapists and counselors are ready to customize a treatment plan that makes sense for you and your family.
Schedule Family Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks in Scottsdale, AZ
Scheduling a therapy appointment for several people may seem overwhelming but we’ve got you covered. We have appointment availability in the mornings, evenings, and weekends, both in-person and online by phone and video. We accept many different insurance plans and can sometimes accommodate requests for same-day and next-day sessions.
If your family is interested in learning and doing more outside of regular sessions, we also have several virtual resources, like an online counselor-moderated forum and a life coaching Q&A service. We also offer access to our proprietary Therapy Buddy app.
Figuring out how to navigate family issues can feel difficult but you don’t have to do it alone. Call or click today to schedule an appointment at Thriveworks in Scottsdale, AZ.