What is Family Therapy?
Family therapy, also known as family counseling, is a form of psychotherapy. It focuses on building and maintaining healthy family relationships. Family therapy promotes understanding and working together to problem-solve. It does not view an issue as an individual’s problem but as an issue within the whole family unit. Family members will learn how to communicate their needs and how to support each other and overcome anything life throws at them.
Some people feel like seeking help from a therapist is a sign of weakness. But really it is the total opposite. It takes strength to admit that the problem is bigger than you can handle without help. If you are that prideful person who likes to look perfect to the outside world, just remember, your family is more important than your pride.
Family Therapy helps with the following:
- Behavioral issues in children and teens
- Sibling conflicts
- Parent/child conflict
- School issues
- Death in the family
- Chronic health problems within the family
- Caring for special needs family members
- Mental Health Issues