Restoring Relationships with Family Counseling
Every family has difficulties, but family counseling can help when those difficulties become so overwhelming that you wonder if a solution even exists.
Ongoing conflict in the home affects every member of the household. Home should be a safe space for all of you, but when issues go unresolved, home can quickly become the last place you want to be.
The good news is that family counseling at The Marriage and Family Clinic can make your house feel like home again, restoring harmony and happiness and helping you feel like a family again.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
Every family is unique and comes with their own set of challenges and strengths. For that reason, we don’t have take one singular approach to family therapy. Instead, we work with each family to create tools and changes that are unique to them. This way you get exactly what you want to get from family counseling and you feel the improvement that you’re looking for.
As different as each family’s challenges may be, the overarching goal of family counseling is rooted in improving communication skills, building trust and resolving conflict so you and your family can feel like a family again.
Family therapy not only helps solve the pressing problems you have today, but it provides the skills you need to resolve conflict in the future — and even address problems before they reach the point of crisis again.
Your therapist will evaluate your family, identify the core issues and teach you the skills necessary to work through problems. This may involve setting boundaries, managing anger, adapting to change or simply modifying the way you approach your challenges. Whatever the mechanics may involve, your counselor will help you replace dysfunctional behaviors and response patterns with preferable alternatives that make your family feel closer.
Can You Benefit from Family Counseling?
Any family who experiences trauma, conflict, pain or dysfunction can benefit from counseling.
The complexity and dynamics of the group can create conflict. But even one member’s challenges can cause upheaval within the household. And because families function as a system, one member’s problems can start a ripple effect that causes disruption for everyone.
A common question we hear is whether everyone must come to counseling to achieve its benefits. The simple answer is no, every member of your household does not have to come to counseling for it to be effective. If one or more members of your household refuses to engage in the therapeutic process, you can still forge meaningful change. In fact, never give up on the therapeutic process, even if no one else wants to join you. You’d be surprised how much one person can create change in your home.
Choosing a Family Counselor
When you go in search of a qualified counselor to assist you, look for a therapist who is accredited through COAMFTE. This demonstrates that the therapist has advanced education and training in marriage and family therapy.
Here at the Marriage and Family Clinic, all our counselors are accredited. We have multiple areas of specialization, including divorce, children with emotional or neurodevelopmental challenges, blended families, addiction, trauma, self-harm, sexuality and gender identity, job loss and adapting to a new member of the household.
Whatever your family hopes to achieve — or you hope to achieve for your family — we can help. Contact the Marriage and Family Clinic in Westminster, CO, today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how family counseling can help restore harmony in your home.