Achieve Emotional Well-Being in a Family Counseling Setting

Family therapy addresses issues impacting multiple family members, offering tools for problem-solving and adapting to changes. Group therapy provides a supportive space for individuals with similar mental health challenges, fostering shared experiences and new coping skills. Both therapies promote healing, personal growth and stronger connections.

Family Therapy

Family therapy or counseling is a particular approach to psychotherapy. Instead of addressing problems on an individual basis, family therapy recognizes that a difficult period or transition may impact a number of people, rather than one person. So, it provides a solution that involves all family members.

Benefits of family therapy

  • Improving Connection: Gain a better understanding of each other 

  • Understanding Roles: Explore family roles, rules and behavior patterns to identify issues that contribute to conflict — and ways to work through these issues 

  • Problem Solving: Examine your family’s ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions in a productive manner 

  • Communication Skills: Enhance communication skills to express needs and feelings clearly and respectfully 

  • Adapting to Change: Address changes caused by divorce, separation, or a new marriage  

  • Setting Boundaries: Find a healthy balance between work, obligations and family time, so you can feel better connected 

Family therapy has been shown to effectively help with:

  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health issues
  • Anger problems
  • Financial differences
  • School difficulties
  • Parenting differences
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Chronic Illness
  • Separation, divorce, or blended family adjustments
  • Infertility or pregnancy loss

Is family therapy right for you?

If your family is experiencing one or more of the issues, Family Care Center can help you with the services of a licensed family therapist: 

  • Family members have difficulty functioning in their normal capacity. Do you feel an “energy drain” in your family? Are things that used to be routine and normal now burdensome? 
  • Family members tend to have extreme emotional reactions. Do members of your family exhibit excessive anger, fear, sadness, depression or other emotional reactions? 
  • There is a significant breakdown in communication between family members. Do you find it harder to communicate than usual? Are you experiencing the “silent treatment” more often than usual? Do you fear retribution should you express thoughts or feelings? 
  • Family members are withdrawing from family life. Is there a new pattern of one or more family members going into seclusion? 
  • There are symptoms of violence or the threat of violence to oneself or other family members. Beyond normal “horseplay,” do you feel that violence is a problem? Is there behavior that would be considered “assault” if it weren’t between family members? 
  • Family members express feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. Do you feel that you have reached the end of your rope? Is coping with the stresses just too much to bear? Do you wonder if your family will ever recover? 
  • There have been changes in the children’s behavior at home or school. Are grades taking a nosedive? What about attendance problems or disruptive behavior at school? Is one of the children out of control at home? 
  • The family has had a traumatic experience, and members are having a hard time coping. Has there been a death in the family? A divorce or separation? An affair discovered? Is the family having difficulty adjusting to the new reality? 
  • Family members have substance abuse problems. Are there challenges with alcohol or drug use? Is there a family member with an eating disorder? 

Appointments in days, not months

Taking the first step on your mental health journey is easier than you might think.

* Family Care Center is in-network with most major health insurance plans!

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