Family Therapy offers a platform for the members to communicate more effectively and to resolve relational difficulties. You may wonder what family therapy is about. Generally speaking, family therapy involves two or more people who are related through blood or commitment. If there are only two people in therapy who are in an intimate relationship then that is considered Couples Therapy.
People seek family therapy when there are multiple layers of debilitating issues on several fronts. Often times, concerns are related to unhealthy ways of coping with life stressors, mental disorders, or physical illnesses.
Under such circumstances it is common that some family members feel:
- Guilty for taking any space, yet they have lost ways to manage life issues on their own.
- Overwhelmed with managing daily tasks, resolving family conflicts, or taking care of the loved one(s) who are struggling.
- Resentful and invisible, as the family has no spare room to notice their struggles or successes.
Regardless of the nature of the struggles, family therapy is an involved and selfless journey, but one well worth taking.
My therapy approach is gentle yet direct. I guide all family members to openly and safely share their feelings and thoughts. I help the family to reevaluate and adjust the existing roles, boundaries, and patterns in order to make room for everyone.
It’s been said: What ever happens to any of us will touch all of us. The reverse is also true as when a family heals all family members heal.