Does your family love and support one another unconditionally? Do you have fun together? Do you find talking with your spouse and children is easy and effective? If you had to really pause and think about your answers to these questions, there’s a chance your family may not be as cohesive as you once thought or hoped. And that’s okay, not every family acts like something out of a 1950s television sitcom. Most have their own fair share of problems. It may be helpful to consider family counseling.
If you’ve never considered working with a therapist before, here are some benefits of family therapy:
There aren’t many families out there that have flawless communication skills. It’s actually far more common for family members to feel that they can’t open up to one another. This of course leads to a disconnect between spouses or parents and children.
Getting connected with a family therapist for some family counseling can facilitate effective and respectful communication between your family members.
You’ll Understand Your Kids Better
Do you find yourself going slightly insane in an attempt to understand why your one child lies so much? Are you scratching your head as to why your other child is constantly hitting your first child?
We all think because our kids are made from our DNA that we’ll have some magical insights into why they do what they do. Nope. The truth is, most parents are in a constant state of stupefaction over their child’s behavior.
Family therapy will help your child feel safe enough to express their thoughts and feelings, giving you many A-ha moments.
Help Your Kids with Self-Esteem Issues
Healthy self-esteem is the foundation for a successful life. But unfortunately, many kids grow up feeling less than confident or good about themselves. A child with self-esteem issues may be the product of a parent with self-esteem issues.
The great news is, a family therapist can help both children and their parents build up their self-esteem to become happier individuals and, a happier family.
Help You Deal with Grief
Whether it’s a divorce or the loss of a loved one, most families are ill-equipped to handle loss, especially sudden loss. A family therapist can guide each one of your family members through the stages of grief so they can heal.
If you’re interested in exploring treatment options, please get in touch with me. I’d be more than happy to discuss how I may be able to help.