Family Therapy in Worcester, MA—Work with a Family Counselor, Psychologist

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Think back to your time in grade school: You were probably assigned a family tree assignment once or twice, in which you were to create a diagram depicting your family members and your relationships to one another. Some kids are excited to tackle this project, while others are reluctant or unsure how to begin—all depending on their family dynamics and history.

Family can be a sore subject. Some of us are lucky enough to grow up in a loving, unified family, while others endure tough experiences with family members from the start. Fortunately, there is a form of therapy dedicated to helping people work through the problems they encounter with family members. Family therapy can help you and your family manage challenges that stem from your childhood or those that have just begun. The reality is that we all fight with our loved ones from time to time, and coming back from these conflicts isn’t always easy. It gets easier, though, with the help of a mental health professional.

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” –Jane Howard

Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester can provide your family with family therapy. We have family therapists, counselors, and psychologists on staff—these are mental health professionals with specific skills and training in helping families work through a range of problems and improve their relationships with one another. If this sounds like something your family needs or could benefit from, reach out. Give our office a call and we will get you scheduled.

Family Problems: Challenges Addressed in Family Therapy

As we briefly mentioned above, family therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on helping families improve their relationships by working through any unresolved challenges. The main goal is to improve the overall health and happiness of each family member and the family as a whole. Common family problems include those that arise amid major life transitions and particularly stressful times. To be more specific, here are common challenges addressed in family therapy:

  • Mental illness, like depression or anxiety
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • The loss of a family member or another loved one
  • Divorce, separation
  • Behavioral problems or parenting issues
  • Financial stress or strain
  • Moving to a new city, starting a new job, going to a new school

You might have noticed that some of the above issues sound like individual or personal issues. While they might start at the individual level, all of the above have the potential to negatively affect the family unit. Therefore, family therapy might prove valuable, even if it is supplemental.

In any case—whatever it is your family is going through—the family therapists at Thriveworks in Worcester will do their best to help you and your family members work through the problem(s) that are prevalent in your relationships.

How Are Family Therapists Qualified to Help?

The family therapists at Thriveworks in Worcester are licensed, skilled providers. We only work with the best of the best professionals, which means that you can trust your family therapist will have the necessary skills, training, and experience to help your family. They will first get to know your family and then customize a treatment plan that will allow you to address the exact conflicts that exist in your relationships.

Family therapy is often short-term. In other words, families often attend a total of 9 sessions. That said, remember that every individual, every family is different. This means that your family might need to attend more than 9 sessions to get to where you want to be and that’s okay, too!

Schedule Family Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Worcester, MA

Family therapy is now available at Thriveworks in Worcester. We have a team of family therapists who would be happy to help you address any family problems, whether they stem from your childhood or they’ve begun just recently. Either way, it’s important that you work through these problems to the best of your ability, if you hope to enjoy your relationships with your family members.

To get started with family therapy at Thriveworks in Worcester, give our office a call. We can set you up with an appointment right away—you might even meet with one of our family therapists within 24 hours of your call! Additionally, keep in mind that you will have many appointment options to choose from, including flexible session times as well as online counseling opportunities. Choose whatever works best for you and your family.

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Worcester is located off of Grove St. We share a building with Premier Home Healthcare Services. There is also a Sunoco located nearby.

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