Whether your family is younger or older, big or small, rich or poor, you are bound to have conflicts come up. Maybe you and your siblings argue, your mom is going through a divorce, your cousin is starting drama, or your parents are unaccepting of a decision you have made. Take the popular TV series Schitt’s Creek for example. Well-off family of four, the Roses, have an unexpected financial hit that causes them to lose practically everything they owned. Forced to move to small-town Schitt’s Creek, they have to navigate how to live in tighter quarters, how to communicate better, and be there for each other through thick and thin. They have their ups and downs as any family would. When the challenges your family faces get too big to handle on your own, such as a major life change, it may be time to reach out for the help of a trust family therapist.
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Thriveworks Towson, MD family therapists are equipped to help you repair your relationships with your loved ones. While we might despise our family members from time to time, the truth is that they have a large impact on our lives whether we like it or not. So, if you and your loved ones are struggling to see eye to eye, consider working with a licensed marriage and family therapist. To get started, give us a call or visit our online booking portal.
The Challenges that Families Face
The issues that families run into are not new. They generally come down to communication, trust, and love. When something disrupts the balance of the family and home, it can be hard to remember those core values. Family therapists, counselors, and psychologists have the skills and training to help families work through issues including:
Anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), alcoholism, drug addictions, relationship problems, divorce or separation, physical illness, major life changes, loss of a loved one, trauma, poor communication, mental illness, behavioral problems, infidelity, neglect, financial strain, parenting disagreements
Family therapy can guide you and your loved ones into making meaningful changes, some that probably should have been done a long time ago, that will benefit the whole family. This method of treatment can also make you and your family members have tough conversations about some of the topics listed above and others. Your Thriveworks Towson Counseling family therapist will guide you through these important conversations. Our goal is to help you develop stronger relationships and live happier lives.
What Should We Expect from Family Therapy?
Each family therapy session will last around 60 minutes, and you can expect to attend 9 to 12 therapy sessions. Family therapy is often short-term but if you and your family members need more time, that’s perfectly fine. Your therapist will speak with each of you on an individual level so they can get a better picture of what the root causes are. By identifying the underlying problems, your counselor will be able to create a plan of action that is based on your family’s individual needs and goals. In doing so, you can also expect to discuss the following with your family counselor:
- What the identified issues are at hand
- Each individuals’ thoughts, feelings, opinions, and goals
- The current state of your relationships
- You and your family’s strengths and weaknesses
- Individual behaviors that are negatively impacting the group
- Expectations, dynamics, and family roles
- How to improve communication skills and active listening
- Regaining and rebuilding trust
- What effective problem-solving skills are
- How to create a safe, supportive atmosphere
We believe the cornerstone of quality client care is based on open communication and trust. Our counselors will work with you to create a safe space for everyone to talk freely without fear of judgment or ridicule. Deciding to take the next step and get the help you need is not always an easy decision. It takes a lot of courage and cooperation. However, taking the leap towards a better way of living and communicating will not only repair broken relationships but set you and your loved ones up for a better future together.
Take the Next Step: Work with a Family Therapist at Thriveworks Towson, MD
Here at Thriveworks Towson Counseling, we will do everything we can to make this an easy process for you and your loved ones. When you call to get started, one of our scheduling specialists will answer and can get you set up with a counselor that best fits your needs. In addition, we offer our clients extended availability from our normal hours to include evenings and weekends. If you prefer to try online counseling, we have that option available as well. For any other questions about our services or to schedule your first appointment, call (410) 753-2091. We look forward to getting to know you.