Families are under tremendous pressure in our fast-paced world. Family is a critical building block for our society and many feel the loss of the family unit is responsible for the decline of our culture. Both internal and external causes contribute to family dysfunction, family therapy is designed to address both causes.
Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us.
Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships can benefit from family therapy.
Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:
- Parent-child conflict
- Problems between siblings
- Domestic violence
- The unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member
Family therapy is necessary to address family issues and heal a family’s wounds. If any of the above scenarios resonate with your family, consider seeking family therapy. Family therapy can be beneficial on many different levels.
Some positive family therapy outcomes are:
- Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries
- Fostered sense of cohesion and communication among family members
- Promotes problem-solving through an understanding of family patterns and dynamics
- Builds empathy and understanding.
- Reduces family conflict
My work with families focuses on building on the strengths of the family, as well as addressing the dysfunction. I work with the family to create a stronger, healthier, and a well-functioning family system.
If you are interested in learning more about how family therapy can help you, contact me for a family consultation.