Family Counseling in Stoughton, MA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks
It’s said you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. It has been proven again and again the immense impact people close to you have on your life. And, in particular, how family impacts your life.
For better or for worse, we spend most of our days around our family. We learn how to communicate, function and love with these people. But dysfunction happens in all families. It is a spectrum, one that encapsulates everyone. Both the beauty and chaos of a family occurs no matter the structure: biological, adopted, foster or step family. They affect you and you affect them—you are in a constant cycle of influence.
No family is perfect, but the counselors at Thriveworks Stoughton want to make sure the time you spend with your family is rich with love and happiness. These are the people you come home too, and although we are all far from perfect, happy and healthy relationships within the home can and do exist. The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Stoughton want to help you get there.
What Is Family Counseling?
Problems can exist in the home for all sorts of reasons, many of them completely out of your control. The providers at Thriveworks Stoughton are equipped to walk with your family through whatever turmoil you are experiencing. Exactly how a counseling session is structured largely depends on the family’s goals and situation. Sometimes we will meet with each individual separately. Or, we will meet with the entire family all at once. Our counselors will work with you to find a good fit for your family.
Our therapists work to create a nonjudgmental and supportive space. We want to hear all the minor things as well as the bigger issues. Our goal is to help rebuild and strengthen your family so you can then begin problem solving and building healthier relationships with your family members. Some methods we use include:
- 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 family chooses conflict. We all want our homes to be safe and full of love. If you feel your family life is spinning out of control or developing less than ideal habits, our family therapists can help get you back on track.
Could Your Family Benefit from Family Counseling?
All families fight and stress exists in all households to an extent. So, how do you know if your family could benefit from family counseling at Thriveworks Stoughton? You may benefit from talking to one of our family therapists if your family is going through:
- 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
These are just some of the ones we see more frequently, but family therapy can be beneficial in almost every scenario. You and your family deserve the best. Sometimes it can feel impossible to have a calm, rested home. But it is possible! There’s nothing wrong with a family hitting a rough patch, and sometimes it can help to talk through the issues and find new strategies for fostering happy, healthy relationships and family dynamics. That’s where Thriveworks Stoughton can help. To get started, call us today at (781) 318-8080.