Families can be hard to navigate. I think we've all experienced challenges when interacting with members of our family, and while you may be thinking, "We can figure this out on our own." Don't put the pressure on yourself or your family members to find solutions to the complex range of problems that can impact your family unit. Instead, a family therapist can help you to understand the source of your struggles, improve communication, and develop strategies that will allow you to improve the function of your family unit.
What Happens During Family Therapy Sessions?
Family therapy sessions are usually a little different from individual sessions. While your counselor will be sing solutions-focused and evidence-based therapy methods, this can be a little trickier with two or more people in the room. Some people think that family therapy means that the whole family needs to be present during the session. We will definitely want to see how the family interacts, but that may be accomplished in a number of ways, including individual sessions, couples therapy, and full family visits. We can even work with parents to better understand how to interact with their kids.
This often looks like regular talk therapy, but we may also use techniques like role playing and strategic therapy to examine areas of conflict. Basically, there's no such thing as the wrong way to do family therapy. As long as your family is growing together and you're feeling safer and more satisfied with your home life, you're doing family therapy right.
Why Would My Family Consider Therapy?
Any family who wants to communicate better, "get along," or work through a complex life experience can benefit from family therapy. Some of the reasons you might want to schedule family therapy include:
What Should We Do Next?
When you're ready to get started working with our Melbourne counselor, you can give the Prospering Hope Counseling team a call, email us, or complete our simple online contact form. We look forward to working with you to achieve all of your therapy goals. We are happy to provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy sessions in our office.
Phone: (870) 300-2112, Fax: (844) 377-1447
31 School Drive, Suite B, Melbourne, AR 72556