Cassie is living at home with her parents while she works and goes to school. It’s not what she expected to be doing after college, but she doesn’t have any other options. Being home stresses her out because her dad suffers from anger issues and her mom treats her like she’s in elementary school again, not a working adult. On top of all of this, Cassie constantly gets blamed for things that her younger brother doesn’t do. She wants her family to work better together and she’s having a hard time getting them to listen to her feelings. Cassie decides to bring up the idea of family therapy.
Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you.” –Jenna Morasca
Thriveworks Utah has online family therapy sessions to help families like Cassie’s, and yours, work through the issues holding you back. Family therapy is designed to not only address family conflicts but provide the family unit with skills and tools to move forward after therapy in a healthier, more harmonious light. If you are in Utah and are experiencing a problem in your family, consider working with one of our experienced family therapists. To get started, give us a call.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
Family therapy is often short-term, meaning that as few as nine sessions are needed to resolve the problems at hand. We understand that every family is different and your problems are unique, that’s why your family therapist will first get to know you and your family as well as the individual problems you are going through. With this information, your psychologist will create an individualized treatment plan to tackle those challenges. That being said, your family therapist will equip you with tools and skills for working through your current and future problems.
No family can become “perfect” so it’s important to set realistic goals during your sessions. It’s important to remember that even the most perfect families still bicker. Take Finding Nemo for example. Nemo’s dad, Marlin, tries his hardest to be the best dad to Nemo possible. However, they still do butt heads despite their close relationship. But at the end of the day, Marlin would do whatever he could to make sure his son is safe and healthy.
Your psychologist will use a variety of different methods and tools to connect with each family member in a meaningful way. Some things you can expect to tackle during your sessions include:
- Effective communication
- Active listening
- Problem-solving skills
- Anger and stress management
Is My Family the Right Fit for Therapy?
As we mentioned previously, family counselors are trained to help people work through the challenges that occur between family members. This problem could be between parents, parents and children, siblings, or affect multiple generations. Regardless of the issue at hand, you can expect to get help for your family’s particular concerns. At Thriveworks Utah, our family psychologists and therapists help families work through:
- Divorce and separation
- Major life changes
- Financial strain
- Poor communication
- Relationship issues
- Mental illnesses like depression and/ or anxiety
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Parenting challenges
- Behavioral problems in children
- Trust issues
- Disagreeing siblings
And more! If the issue you are encountering is not on the list above, don’t worry. This is just a short list of common concerns we see here at Thriveworks Utah. There is no quick fix for any of these problems, but therapy may give you and your family members the guidance and support you need to get through them. When families are willing to work and grow together, they can break harmful cycles of arguing and learn healthier ways to reconnect.
Work with an Online Family Therapist at Thriveworks Utah Counseling
Like we mentioned earlier, every family will encounter challenges that are hard to overcome. When everyone is ready to put their best foot forward and start working together to overcome these issues, family therapy can help be that push in the right direction. The family therapists at Thriveworks Utah are dedicated to providing their clients with the support and guidance they need to do so.
We have two convenient options for online counseling: phone and video chat. Both methods are proven effective and offer additional benefits such as comfort, reliability, and affordability. We understand how busy schedules can get and how it can be hard to pick a time that works for everyone. That’s why we offer a wide range of appointment time that include days, evenings, and weekends. In addition, we do not operate on a waitlist and can often get our clients into their first session within 24 hours of their initial call.
Don’t wait any longer to get the help you deserve. We can’t wait to work with you!