Problems in your family can affect not only your home life, but it can affect the work, school, and social life of everyone in your family. When it begins to feel as if issues and conflicts within your family are becoming greater than you can handle, it’s time to consider family therapy.
At Labyrinth Psychological Services, we work with the individual client in the context of their family system as part of our family therapy services. Often this is one way the entire family can improve, even when other family members never come to a therapy session.
Family therapy is really a broad term used to encompass a variety of issues that can affect both individual family members as well as the entire family unit. Family therapy can include:
- Family member conflicts
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Family mental illness
- Financial problems
- Problems in school
- Difficulties between siblings
- Child behavioral problems
- Caring for a family member with special needs
- Issues with extended family members
- Illness or a death in the family
- Separation or divorce
- Planning for shared custody of children
The behavioral patterns and responses to various situations we experience are things we all learn in and from our families. These traits can impact both individual family members and the relationships they have throughout their lives.
Family therapy is a great way to explore, understand, and change these patterns so every member of the family is happier and more successful. Our therapists are trained to help family members communicate better, solve problems, and find new ways to work together in a healthy, positive manner.
Family therapy can’t always solve every problem completely, but it can provide new skills and ways of coping to minimize conflicts and help family members get through difficult situations. Contact us today to learn more about family therapy.