Everyone knows that families have their good times and their bad times. For every picture-perfect vacation memory, there’s usually a tense dinner or two that comes to mind. Of course, going through ups and downs is a very normal and healthy part of any relationship, familial or otherwise.
But maybe you’ve found you and your family members fighting over the same issue, for months or even years. Maybe your parent or sibling has been struggling with addiction, and though you want to support them, the effects of their struggle are rippling out in a way that feels unsustainable. Maybe just under the surface of every interaction is that one problem that your family has never really talked about.
You might feel it’s time to have those difficult conversations but you don’t even know where to begin or what to say. Trying to say the exact right thing, especially to the people we love and are closest to, can make it feel impossible to say anything at all. Fortunately, this isn’t an issue you have to face alone.
The family therapists at Thriveworks in Topeka, KS are here to help you work through those difficult conversations. They’re trained in understanding the specific challenges a family faces and helping them work through those hurdles with time, dedication, and patience. If you think your family could benefit from this service, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our mental health professionals.
Who Should Consider Family Therapy?
Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy designed to address and determine ways of working through family issues to restore a healthy and functioning dynamic.
This type of treatment doesn’t just apply to families dealing with drastic, life-altering complications. While this may be one reason to turn to family therapy, our providers are well-versed in helping families through a variety of situations, such as:
- Financial strain
- Divorce or separation
- Grief and loss of a loved one
- A family member’s mental illness or substance abuse issues
- Parenting challenges
- Difficulties seeing each other’s point of view
- Trust issues
- Coping with a physical illness
Even if your problem feels too ingrained in your family to be fixed, the mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Topeka, KS are committed to teaching you long-term strategies to mend and strengthen your family relationships.
The Benefits of Attending Family Therapy Sessions
Family therapy focuses on improving communication, addressing and working through specific problems, and giving family systems a better handle on stressors they face. While our therapists adjust therapy sessions to fit your needs, there are some common general techniques you might encounter during family counseling.
- Trust building
- Active listening
- Effective communication
- Distress tolerance
- Emotion regulation
Implementing these skills can help you and your family develop a respectful and productive environment to understand and work through behavioral and communication problems. While it will certainly take time and patience, our providers will take that time during therapy sessions to make sure your family is growing together. We don’t want you to be in family therapy forever — we want to empower you and your family with the tools you need to resolve your issues on your own.
If you’re unsure how to find the best fit for your family, our Thriveworks therapists in Topeka, KS are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding their experience and approach to family counseling. We want to make sure your family feels safe and comfortable opening up about its challenges with our licensed professionals.
Schedule Family Therapy At Thriveworks in Topeka, KS
We know that broaching the topic of therapy with your family can feel scary and may even be met with some resistance. But if you’re ready, we’re standing by to provide you compassionate help and care.
Coordinating the schedules of your family and getting everyone in the same place at the same time can seem next to impossible. That’s why we’re proud to offer our evening and weekend sessions, both in-person and online (by phone and video). We value your time and make sure appointments always start right on schedule and new clients are often able to see a counselor or therapist within 48 hours of booking an appointment. If something comes up, appointments can be canceled up to 23.5 hours in advance of their start time.
Scheduling a session is only a call or few clicks away. With most major insurance providers accepted and affordable rates for those without insurance, we’re committed to making our services accessible to any families that need our help.
Taking care of not only your mental health, but also the mental health of your family unit can be a valuable and important undertaking. At Thriveworks in Topeka, KS, we understand and appreciate the trust you’ve placed in us, and we’re ready to get to work. We hope to see you soon.