Marriage & Family Therapy
Healing for Relationships and Families
Trauma doesn’t just affect an individual. Its aftershocks can be felt years after as new relationships can bring triggering reminders of past hurts. Past hurts can impact an entire family as they interfere with trust, connection and even ability to enjoy everyday activities. Providing a space for healing within a marriage and/or family is a critical piece of recovery that allows everyone to move forward into true healing.
What is Family Therapy?
Family therapy, also known as family counseling, is a form of psychotherapy that aims to assist members of a family to address issues affecting them as a whole. With Innova Recovery, families can be closer, learn to communicate better, and understand how to work together when conflicts arise in the future.
Family Therapy vs. Individual Therapy
Familial bonds are one of the strongest, if not the strongest, connections an individual can have with another. But while these bonds are special, they can still be affected by various family-related problems and misunderstandings. Family counseling helps mend this relationship between family members so it can be strong and healthy again. Compared to individual therapy, where the focus is placed on an individualʼs personal struggles, the focus of family therapy is on the people within a family unit.
Family Therapy can help your family come together to tackle important issues
Family counseling allows a family that is experiencing troubles to come together in a neutral space and address the issues at hand with a family therapist. The source of the conflicts is varied but well-known, often ranging from financial problems to communication difficulties between parents and their children. And these conflicts worsen because family members are unable to share, understand, process, or cope with the situation. With Innova Recovery, families can:
- Explore how they can resolve family issues in a forward-moving way and share what they feel and think in a productive manner
- Explore elements of the family to understand the issues that start or add to their conflict, and then discuss how to get through them
- Explore and enumerate the strengths and weaknesses of the family
Family counseling is often done alongside other mental health treatments. This happens when one family member is trying to recover from substance abuse or has a mental illness and everyone else wants to better understand what their relative, sibling, parent, or child is going through. Family therapy can help prevent a condition or addiction of the affected individual from getting worse by increasing the awareness of every family member.
What to Expect
Family counseling is usually conducted by a licensed therapist or psychologist. Therapy is short-term and will include willing members of the family - all of them, if possible. During each session, the therapist will ask questions, such as when the issues first arose and what has the family done so far to resolve them. From there, the therapist will put together a treatment plan suited to the familyʼs situation. The goal of this plan is to encourage the family to communicate and work together so they can solve the problems effectively. Family counseling can help:
Cope with a family memberʼs mental health illness
Cope with the death of a family member
Cope with substance abuse/addiction
Resolve conflicts between family members
Resolve conflicts between siblings
Resolve conflicts between parents and children
How it Works
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Our trained coordinators will assess your goals and needs.
You will be matched with a therapist that fits your preferences and your therapeutic goals.
You can be on the path to healing without any long waits, and we'll make sure you know what to expect with your insurance coverage.
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