These people know your greatest flaws and biggest secrets. They know how to push your buttons, and they find joy in embarrassing you and proving you wrong! But you love them, nonetheless. It’s obvious who we’re talking about right? Your family, of course: your irritating siblings, frustrating parents, and meddlesome aunts and uncles.
While we love and care for our family members, that does not mean that our relationships with them are easy. There are times when we run into conflict and struggle to see eye to eye. This is normal, but in certain instances, it is necessary to work with a professional in order to get back to a healthy place. Fortunately, Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) has family therapists who are experts at helping families work through challenges and mend their relationships with one another.
“Families are like fudge—mostly sweet with a few nuts.” –Les Dawson
If your family is in a place where they could benefit from a nonjudgmental, unbiased professional’s help, reach out to Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). You will be glad to know that we only work with the best of the best mental health professionals. These counselors possess the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to help you. And they are more than happy to offer you guidance and support. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, give Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) a call at (757) 347-3155.
What Is Family Therapy? How Can It Help Me?
Family therapy helps families address a variety of issues that affect their relationships with one another. A family therapist’s main mission is to help these individuals improve family dynamics and relationships, which will benefit the health and wellbeing of each member. Common issues that come up between family members include those that follow major life changes, such as a divorce or move, and the development of a mental illness, such as depression or addiction. Sometimes, family therapy supplements another form of treatment, and at others, it is the primary treatment.
Many different families can find value in working with a family therapist, especially if they are experiencing stress or in a tough situation. Here is a list of common stressors and conflicts among family members:
- Mental health concerns, like depression or substance abuse
- The death or loss of a loved one
- Divorce or separation
- Behavioral problems, rebellion in children
- Financial trouble
The Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) family therapists want to welcome you to therapy and help you get back to a place of love.
How Can Family Therapists Help? What Are Their Qualifications?
Family therapy is conducted by qualified, licensed therapists: licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) to be more specific. These individuals have worked hard to gain unique skills, knowledge, and experience helping families improve their relationships. Other mental health professionals, such as social workers, might also use techniques from family therapy in their work, if they have undergone family therapy training.
In most cases, family therapy is short-term, in that families will go for an average of 9 or 10 sessions. In other cases, family therapy lasts longer, in order to meet the needs of the family at hand. Additionally, every session varies in what is discussed as well as who attends. Your Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) will guide you and help you make these decisions.
Set Up a Family Therapy Session at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck)
Are you at odds with a family member? Is your entire family struggling to work through a conflict? Consider setting up a family therapy session at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). Again, we have family therapists who are experts in this area. They will use their skills, knowledge, and experience to guide your family on a successful therapeutic experience.
To set up your appointment, just give us a call at (757) 347-3155. A scheduling specialist will walk you through the simple process. You will have flexible scheduling options to choose from, including evening and weekend appointments. We look forward to speaking with you!