Family dynamics are quite complicated and every household is different. No matter the circumstance, your family is one of the most beloved and essential pieces of your life. However, no matter how much we love and care for our families, problems crop up. Family therapy often coincides with individual therapy to address mental health issues that range from substance abuse, depression, anxiety, unhealthy codependent dynamics, trauma, and PTSD. Traditional and modern family values create conflict and often cause an imbalance within the family unit. As a result, family members are left confused on their role within the family. Having a family therapist on hand to assist with identifying roles, communication breakdowns, complicated dynamics, and providing tools to address the family issues will help establish an increasingly positive relationship between family members. This is accomplished by our family therapy in Boca Raton.
What is Family Therapy?
Family therapy addresses specific issues that affect the psychological well being of a family. For example, these issuess include mental health issues and/or life changes. Regardless of whether one believes it’s an individual or family issue, having the family participate in the process is beneficial. By providing mediation and the ability to influence conversation in a way that is productive, a therapist is able to assist in addressing many family issues. Family therapy in Boca Raton includes parents, children, aunts, uncles, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, nannies, and babysitters.
Family therapy may include all family members or just those who are willing to participate. Therapy sessions teach each individual the necessary skills to strengthen family connections and to overcome difficult circumstances in a healthy manner. Family counseling services often improve troubled relationships with family members including children, spouses or siblings.
Common Reasons for Family Counseling
The family unit is looked at as a whole – one entity. Each individual provides balance so the family functions properly. Family therapy helps family members identify specific behaviors that affect others. In addition, it helps each family member learn new ways of communicating and resolving conflict to build a better relationship with all members of the family. Family therapy sessions in Boca Raton help with issues such as:
- Chronic Illness
- Financial Hardship
- Location Changes
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Substance Abuse
- Academic Struggles
Family therapy is often an effective tool to further address complicated issues often discussed during a client’s individual counseling sessions. Some or all members of the family are brought into the counseling sessions to help communicate a client’s needs. While seeking individual mental health therapy, a client may want to address stress at home or conflict with an individual family member that keeps them from fulfilling their role within the family unit. At Solutionist Counseling, we offer a secure safe environment for expressing those needs.
For any situations that cause serious stress, anxiety, grief, or anger, family therapy helps break down the causes. It also teaches participants how to address those feelings in a constructive manner. Families often keep honest feelings held inside without addressing them. Consequently, this results in serious friction, resentment, and conflict. Having a professional family therapist guide everyone through their feelings in a calm manner helps jumptstart the healing process.
Family Counseling Services in Boca Raton
Solutionist Counseling works with all family members to address many issues within the family unit. While we try to have all family members in the room, we understand that is not always possible and/or necessary. We help families with:
- Children having problems with school, addiction or disordered eating
- Military Deployment
- Unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member or friend
- Adjusting to a new family members such as new siblings, adoption, grandparents moving into the home, and foster care.
- Incarceration of a family member or friend
- Parent conflicts
Family therapy is not about blame or necessarily taking the problems away. Often times, within the family there are factors that are concrete. For example, a child may have issues resulting from a parent who regularly travels for work. However, that travel is needed to help support the family or a grandparent has no option but to come into the home. We help provide the skills necessary to address and cope with these types of circumstances when change is not necessarily an option.
Our goal is to help families limit stress and conflict between family members and improve the overall wellbeing of the family unit. We help identify several underlying factors (including mental health issues) that may have been overlooked for years. Furthermore, we aim to give the family a safe space to begin the healing process. Our therapists will help you communicate to find the balance that your family needs to provide a healthy environment for everyone. Contact us today to at 561-923-0913 to learn more about our family therapy services in Boca Raton, FL.
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