DO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE DIFFICULTY COMMUNICATING WITH ONE ANOTHER?
Family therapy can be an a resource for change in your family. A family therapist works with your entire family as a whole to improve communication, build and restore relationships, work with parenting challenges, and resolve conflicts.
Common family problems include:
- Differences in parenting philosophy
- Blended family issues
- Financial problems
- Difficulty communicating amongst family members
- Destructive behavior present with a family member
- Academic or social problems
- Differences in priorities
What to Expect:
Intake/First Session: During your first session, your family will talk through the issues present in your family dynamic. You will hear about your therapist’s approach to family therapy to make sure it will be a good fit for your family. You will also talk about any other relevant factors in your family including: mental health issues, family composition, support system, and communication.
Treatment Planning: During this stage your family will identify your specific issues that will be addressed in counseling. You will work with the therapist to identify a course of treatment that will help your family to communicate effectively, resolve conflict, and foster connection between family members.
Working Stage: Your family will begin working through issues with direction from the therapist by learning effective communication skills, developing appropriate boundaries aligning with the structure of the family, and begin implementing the skills learned in therapy.
Meeting goals/Management Stage: As you begin having success implementing skills you have learned and progress is being made, you will work with the therapist to maintain progress and work through any issues that come up as the change occurs in the family.
Termination Stage: Once your goals have been met and skills are being implemented over a period of time with success, your family will work toward ending treatment with your therapist.