What to expect in family therapy
In family counseling, individuals first learn to understand the issues they are introducing into the family dynamic. Then, the group can work together to mend relationships and develop strategies for resolving conflicts in the future.
An experienced counselor can help each family member examine his or her own thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Through talk therapy, clients can discover the foundational issues that are affecting the ways they feel and act.
For example, a person might have trouble controlling their temper because a past instance of trauma is still weighing on them. Other people may feel depressed or suffer from low self-confidence because they are still carrying hurt and resentments from another relationship.
Once family members understand the forces motivating how they think and behave, they are better able to relate to one another. Family members feel empowered to make positive changes and work together to address problems in their relationships.
A skilled counselor can offer advice and serve as a neutral third party as family members work through their issues with one another. Therapy also gives participants the tools for conflict resolution and stress management.
Issues family counseling can address
Family counseling can help children and parents who have a strained relationship or parents who are caring for a sick or troubled child. Therapy can also help couples, whether they are in a young relationship or have been together for years.
Family of origin counseling can help people address problems concerning their own parents, siblings, and others with whom they grew up. Intervention support helps families who are trying to convince someone to enter rehab.
An experienced counselor can address mental health issues that can affect a family dynamic. For example, therapists can talk to family members about how one person’s excessive drinking is causing or exacerbating problems at home. Other clients may have PTSD or eating disorders, or no diagnosable mental health conditions whatsoever.
At MindSol, our approach might be described in psychological terms as object relations and psychodynamic theoretical frameworks. That translates to giving individuals a supportive space to take responsibility for their well-being so they can better relate to the people they love.
Contact the MindSol Wellness Center for family therapy in Sarasota, FL
Family therapy can be difficult, but those that commit to counseling can earn a sense of healing and empowerment. To learn more about counseling opportunities, contact the MindSol Wellness Center in Sarasota, FL at (941) 256-3725.