Family TherapyImprove Communication. Resolve Conflict.
The Goals of Family Counseling
Family therapy deals with problems that impact the family as a whole. Stressful events such as divorce, financial issues, chronic illness, the death of a loved one or other major life transitions may strain family relationships, making communicating and resolving conflicts a challenge.
Your family relationship is an important factor in psychological health. The goal of family therapy is to help family members improve communication, solve family issues, and create a better environment for the family to function within.
Specific concerns might include:
- Death in the family
- Family member’s health or mental health crisis
- Family moves
- Parent-child conflicts
- Child or adolescent behavior problems
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Adjusting to divorce or blended families
Based on the principle that human beings function as an emotional unit and that we are best understood when looked at as part of a family instead of as a separate, isolated entity, in a typical family therapy session, you’ll explore ways to solve problems, properly express thoughts and emotions, identify each family member’s strengths and weaknesses and find ways to work through conflict and stress.