Why Family Therapy?
We all enter this world with a family. Family members don’t always include blood relatives, but can be anyone who has played a long-term role in your life. Whether your family is biological, adopted, foster, blended, or some other informal arrangement, it has influenced many different aspect of your life..
From our first moments to our last, families affect how we approach the world, our values, and our personalities. We learn language, habits, values and how to love and be loved from these first primary relationships.
Family therapy offers family members help and support in healing together, when one or more family member is experiencing emotional or psychological pain.
When Is Family Therapy the Right Treatment?
Family therapy does not necessarily include every family member sitting in the same room together (although it may). Family therapists focus on the relationships and interactions between and among the individuals, and work together as a team.
Healing comes from a belief that if one person in a family is suffering, all are impacted. The family therapist helps facilitate a process in which people are understanding one another better and making changes that will benefit others as well as themselves.
Who Can Benefit from Family Therapy?
This approach is indicated for families with children who are suffering from mental health issues as well as adult families who would like some support with problem solving or decision making. If you are unsure about your situation, please do not hesitate to discuss the specifics of your situation with our family therapy specialist.
When a family is in transition, such as separation or divorce, family therapy is often indicated to facilitate a mutually agreed upon plan.
Here is a list of some of the issues that can benefit from family therapy.
- Behavior issues
- Entering Parenthood
- Family Conflict
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Communication break-downs
- School issues
- Separation and Divorce
- Helping Children Cope with Divorce
- Stepfamily Formation
- Adoption Counseling
- Conflict management
- Caring for Aging Parents
For more information please contact our family therapy specialist, Dr. Meghan Prato. She can be reached by calling 610-642-3359 X3, or you may schedule a free consultation below: