Do your family gatherings usually end in yelling, fighting, or name-calling? Are any of your family members engaged in a silent treatment standoff or experiencing strained relationships? Does it seem like it’s impossible to get through to your kids, or do you have difficulty expressing your thoughts or emotions to family members without it sparking an argument?
If you said “yes” or can relate to any of the aforementioned situations, you’re not alone. Family relationships can be difficult to navigate, even when life seems to be going well. All families go through challenging periods and experiences, and while these ups and downs are completely normal, it can be hard to find your way out of the low points without help.
If you feel like your family may need help resolving conflict or navigating a difficult or painful life change, family therapists at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA can help. Our mental health professionals are experienced and passionate about building, repairing, and maintaining strong family relationships, and we’d love to help you and your family do just that.
When Should We Consider Family Therapy?
Family counseling can help you and your family members overcome a variety of issues, whether you’re looking for guidance processing difficult emotions, involved in an all-out war, or haven’t spoken in years. Family members are often intricately involved in one another’s life experiences, so even a slight interruption to one member’s life, health, or mental state can make big waves for the rest of the family.
A wide variety of issues can be improved or overcome with guidance from a family therapist. Some common reasons families pursue family counseling include the following:
- Breakdowns in communication
- Sibling rivalries or behavioral problems in children
- Troubles blending families
- Disagreement on parenting styles
- Imbalances in family roles or responsibilities
- Trouble dealing with grief or loss
- Mental health issues
- Strained relationships or estrangement
- Divorce or separation
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Financial challenges or disagreements
- Major life changes or transitions
- Differing religious or political views
There is no wrong time to seek family therapy. Even if you and all of your family members generally get along well, family therapy sessions can show you how to strengthen the bonds that help you support one another and keep you connected long term.
If you’d like to get started with counseling to help your family, you can book your first appointment online or call the friendly scheduling team at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA. Our helpful staff is standing by and may even be able to schedule you a same-day or next-day appointment.
What Are the Benefits of Family Therapy?
Family therapy can do more than resolve conflict and cool down heated arguments. Counseling can help you overcome difficult life experiences such as the death of a beloved family member, and show you how to accept and cope with painful feelings long term. You’ll also gain useful tools that can be applied outside of your family systems to improve other relationships and aspects of your life.
Some techniques and skills you may take away from family therapy include:
- Enhanced communication skills
- Active listening
- Efficient problem solving and conflict resolution
- Greater understanding and acceptance of others’ differences
- Coping with difficult emotions
- Stress and anger management
- Time and priority management
Family therapy can enhance your family relationships, but also improve the mental health and overall wellbeing of each family member involved. Regardless of where your journey begins, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA can help you and your family take the next step in improving your lives together.
Schedule Family Therapy Services at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA
Family counseling is a great way to help you and your family identify and overcome the specific issues that are causing conflict between you or putting a strain on your relationships. When you are ready, Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA makes it easy to begin family therapy.
At Thriveworks, we know it can be difficult to get your family in one place at the same time, especially during a busy work or school week. That’s why we offer therapy sessions on the weekends, in the evenings, and early mornings. You can also connect with a therapist virtually, via phone or video chat, so family members can join in from wherever they are.
We also make it simple to continue working and growing together at home. When you join the Thriveworks family, you’ll also enjoy exclusive online video content, moderated community discussion, and phone or email access to your provider between appointments.
Your family means the world to you, and that matters to us. Your journey to a healthier, happier family can begin right here and now at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA. Your family can thrive — we can help.