Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that help family members identify how specific behaviors affect others, learn new ways of relating to each other, resolve conflicts, and open lines of communication between all family members., understand and handle special family situations (for example, death, serious physical or mental illness, or child and adolescent issues), and create a better functioning home environment.
Stressful life experiences, family conflict, difficulties adjusting, and mental health issues can be overwhelming and at times debilitating. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive outlet to navigate these issues and help individuals and families restore themselves and experience positive and lasting change. Restoration Family Counseling feels strongly that the foundation of therapy is a warm and collaborative relationship where evidence-based therapy techniques are chosen based on each individual’s presenting issues, personality, and cultural and familial background.
It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family’s situation.
Our therapists are very comfortable and passionate about working with the entire family. Together we will address the way your family’s patterns of communication and behavior are affecting each individual involved in the family system.
If you are having problems with your spouse, your children, your parents or any other relative, then you probably have already attempted to talk about it. You may ask yourself the question what is the point of talking to someone else about it if attempts at negotiation have already failed?
Speaking to someone with experience in the realm of family counseling is your best chance of solving family problems. Your counselor will have been trained in how to listen to people, how to resolve disputes, how not to judge and how to work with those involved to find a way of moving forward. It is not only your therapist’s task to solve problems but also to work with you to make your relationships stronger so that problems are less likely to arise in the future.