Family Therapy can help to
- Facilitate communication between parents and children
- Develop strategies to reduce conflict at home
- Promote understanding between family members
- Deal more effectively with difficult transitions such as divorce and remarriage
Family Therapy may address:
- Blended families
- Coping with teenagers
- Difficulties with communication
- Family conflict
- Parent-child relationships
- Parent-teen relationships
- Managing a child with disabilities
What to Expect in Family Therapy
To identify conflicts and set specific goals for resolving them, family therapy often brings entire families together during therapy sessions to gather an understanding of how the members work together as a system.
Therapy usually explores family roles, rules, goals, and stages of development in order to target issues that may contribute to conflict and stress. It may address your family’s behavioural patterns, your ability to solve problems, and your ability to express emotions and communicate with one another. Therapy addresses not only the difficulties you may be experiencing, but also explores and builds on your family’s strengths.