What is Family Counseling?
Family therapy is a type of treatment designed to help with issues that specifically affect families' mental health and functioning. It can assist each family member in forging closer bonds with one another, enhancing communication, and handling disagreements among family members. The main objectives of family therapy are improving the home environment, resolving family conflicts, and comprehending the particular problems that a family may have.
What you can expect?
Family therapy typically brings several family members together for therapy sessions. However, a family member may also see a family therapist individually.
Sessions typically take about 50 minutes to an hour. Family therapy is often short-term — generally about 12 sessions. However, how often you meet and the number of sessions you'll need will depend on your family's particular situation and the therapist's recommendation.
During family therapy, you can:
Examine your family's ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions in a productive manner
Explore family roles, rules, and behavior patterns to identify issues that contribute to conflict — and ways to work through these issues
Identify your family's strengths, such as caring for one another, and weaknesses, such as difficulty confiding in one another
The therapist will ask questions during therapy sessions to learn more about the issues that have brought the family to therapy. They will also investigate other factors that may be contributing to the problems, such as underlying mental health conditions and environmental stress.
Things to Consider
Family therapy can be difficult and upsetting because it involves discussing emotional problems and conflicts. In some cases, people may initially feel worse before improving. It is critical to remember that a professional therapist is there to assist family members in working through these conflicts and dealing with the intense emotions that people may experience.
Counseling sessions at Life Source are provided on a sliding scale basis, with a minimum of $30.00 per 50 minute session. Victims of Crime Compensation is accepted. Please note that because we offer affordable counseling rates, we are not able to accept insurance.
Don't hesitate to call us for more information.