Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse. Within our families we learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view the world around us.
Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships may be able to benefit from family therapy.
Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:
- Parent separation or divorce
- Parent-child conflict
- Problems between siblings
- Domestic violence
- Unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member
Family therapy may be helpful to address family issues and to heal a family’s wounds. If any of the above scenarios resonates with your family, consider seeking family therapy. Family therapy may be beneficial on many different levels.
Some possible positive family therapy outcomes:
- Strategies to develop and maintain relational boundaries
- Fostered sense of cohesion and communication among family members
- Promotes problem solving through understanding of family patterns and dynamics
- Builds empathy and understanding
- Reduces family conflict
Studies show that family therapy is particularly important for families with members who struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders and other behavioral issues. When the whole family grows, each member is better off.
If you are interested in learning about how I may be able to help your family, contact me today for a consultation.