This answer often looks different to each family that starts family therapy. However, some signs that your family might need to consider family counseling include frequent fights or misunderstandings, constant tension, experiencing loss, behavioral issues, marital issues, divorce, and blended family issues, among others.
Often, the people we love the most are also the people who hurt us, annoy us, and enrage us the most. This is how it is with family; with our parents, our children, our siblings, our aunts and uncles, our cousins. Because we care about these individuals, we invest ourselves in their lives—and sometimes, as a result, we suffer. We struggle to see eye to eye; we disagree; we hurt each other’s feelings. And in certain instances, we walk away from these people and these relationships because we don’t know how to put the pieces back together.
“We depend on our loved ones to support us emotionally and be a secure base as we venture into the world to learn and explore. The more we sense that we are effectively connected, the more autonomous and separate we can be.” –Dr. Sue Johnson.
Fortunately, family therapists can help you put the pieces back together. You might feel tempted to walk away and leave these relationships behind. But the easy thing isn’t always the right thing. If you think these relationships with your loved ones could be salvaged, consider working with a family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT. Our relationships with our loved ones can help us live happy, healthy lives. Let a family therapist help you build the relationships that will lead to better living.
If you’re ready to schedule a family therapy appointment, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT at (203) 635-5693. We can provide your family with in-person or online therapy today. All you have to do is set up your appointment!
Can Family Therapy Help Me? Benefits of Family Therapy
Family therapy serves as a helping hand during times of stress and strain. For example, family therapy can help families…
- Grieve and heal from the loss of a loved one
- Cope with a mental illness and understand how it affects the family as a whole
- Work through stressors like financial strain or job security
- Adjust during a major life transition, such as divorce or a big move
- Address behavioral problems in children and teens
- Resolve communication problems and other conflicts
Family therapy or counseling at Thriveworks can help your family come together to work through the problem(s) at hand. They can help you to address group issues or individual issues, which have a ripple effect on the rest of the family. Whatever it is you’re struggling with in your family, our family therapists will do their best to help.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
Family therapy is administered by licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT). This form of therapy is often short-term, with as little as nine sessions in most cases. These sessions also typically only last for 50 minutes, but of course, these numbers can vary on a case by case basis. Your family therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT will get to know your family, the problems at hand, and then design a customized treatment plan that will best help you.
Often, family therapy is rooted in systems theory, but there are other counseling approaches too, including cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy. All of these forms of counseling can help families to work through their problems and reach a happy, healthy place. Again, your family therapist will look at your specific needs and then determine what form of therapy can best help you. In any case, you can expect your family therapist to help you and family members improve communication, learn coping skills, and enhance your connections with one another.
Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT
Could your family benefit from working with a professional? The family therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Stamford, CT have irreplaceable skills, training, and experience that can help you and your family members make progress in these important relationships.
If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, give Thriveworks Counseling a call at (203) 635-5693. We can get you all booked for your first family therapy session today. Know that you will be able to choose between in-person counseling or online counseling therapy. Online counseling therapy allows you and your family members to attend counseling from the comfort and convenience of home. Either way, we can’t wait to work with you!