Are you feeling distant from your significant family members?
Are frequent arguments robbing the joy out of your time together?
Has a sudden change or stressor knocked your family off balance?
We all need to feel belonging and connection in our relationship with our family. Sometimes, our relationships with our family members become difficult. Your family may have been working well together for some time, but now your family is experiencing more conflict, less joy, and a lack of connection. Past hurts and resentment rise to the surface more and more. Conflict, miscommunication, and isolation fill your day.
Families today are complex. They are unique and might have a different composition family members. Family therapists define “family” to include anyone who plays a significant and long term support role for each other. Each family has its unique challenges based on history or structure. As a result, your family’s interactions can become off balance. Some conflicts between family members can be healthy. However, intense and long term conflict may lead to further disruptions and hurt. When the balance is off, a non-biased caring family therapist can help your family get back on track.
Common Reasons Families Seek Help
Families come to therapy for many reasons. Perhaps you experienced a sudden change like a move or loss of a job. Maybe your family lost a loved one, or a new member joined your family, such as a new baby or an elderly parent. Your family may have experienced trauma, such as a house fire, car accident, or natural disaster. If someone in your family struggles with addiction, health issues or mental health concerns, family therapy can help members through this stressful time.
Whatever the reason, family therapy helps family members reconnect and establish stronger relationships.
What to Expect in Family Therapy
Family therapy usually involves multiple people in the family at the same time. Sometimes, therapy includes the whole family. At other times, only part of the family attends. For instance, in families with small children, therapy starts with parents first. Children may join in at a later time once clear goals for therapy have been established.
During counseling, our caring therapists will establish a safe environment for healing and growth. We view the family as a whole unit. As a result, therapy will focus on how the whole family interacts together. Every person in the family plays an important role in therapy and will be given a safe space to participate equally. Initially, the therapist asks questions to determine common goals and concerns. The therapist also observes how your family interacts together. Then, the family therapist makes suggestions to begin solving the most important issues. Our therapists use a strengths oriented approach to the family, as well as one that focuses on solutions. Our professional therapists will work together with you to develop a plan to address the most pressing issues.
Benefits of Family Therapy
Benefits of family therapy include:
- Improved communication
- Stronger sense of trust
- Better problem solving
- Greater understanding of each other and increased empathy
- Increased connection and sense of belonging
- Reduced conflict and arguing
Begin Family Therapy in Roswell, GA
If you are ready to reconnect with your family members and build a healthy relationship with them, counseling can help. Our Roswell counseling office has caring therapists who specialize in working with families. To get started, follow these simple steps:
- Contact Wellview Counseling via email or phone
- Meet with one of our therapists
- Start rebuilding connections and strengthening your family
Other Services offered at Wellview Counseling
In addition to family therapy, Wellview counseling offers a variety of mental health services to help you, or someone you care about, achieve their wellness goals. Wellview Counseling offers child counseling and play therapy, teen counseling, individual therapy for anxiety and depression, postpartum depression and anxiety treatment, trauma and PTSD treatment, positive discipline parenting support, and chronic illness counseling. If you live in the state of Georgia and are unable to attend therapy in our Atlanta office, we also offer online counseling for your convenience.