What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy offers families a way to address pain and to heal family wounds in a healthy, patient way.

What are family therapy services?

In bringing the family through hardship and closer together, therapies used include focussing on individual differentiation, strengthening the family system by joining all members, uncovering hidden or unconscious communication and using homework to change the way family members interact.

What are the benefits of family therapy counseling?

Family counseling can help sooth one specific problem, but it tends to have a large, more holistic effect creates a stronger bond and function within a family as time goes on. As individual members listen to other family members and learn how to communicate and solve problems, an indestructible template for overcoming obstacles is slowly created.

Benefits of family therapy counseling include:

  • Anger management and conflict coping
  • Better problem solving
  • Brings the family together post-crisis
  • Boundary definition and respect amongst members
  • Communication skills, including honesty and transparency
  • Conflict resolution
  • Development of family support
  • Forgiveness between individuals
  • Forming bridges for members who have been otherwise isolated

Family therapists help children, parents and the family unit as whole to cope with many issues, including the following:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Child behavioral problems
  • Developing healthy aromatic relationships
  • Divorce or separation
  • Personal conflicts within the family
  • Substance abuse
Who works at a family therapy clinic?

Family therapist range in their areas of expertise to ensure proper matches between solicited and offered help. Almost all therapists have a bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, sociology or social work; most have additional education, typically a master’s degree in counseling, family therapy or marriage.

All therapists at a family therapy clinic have training and experience in the following fields:

  • Anxiety
  • Child behavioral problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Grieving
  • Infertility
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Marital problems
  • Substance abuse

Can your family benefit from family therapy services? Reach out to Strategic Mental Health to learn more about what our therapists have to offer.