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.Start Your Recovery Today
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 individual’s personal struggles, the focus of family therapy is on the people within a family unit.
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:
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.
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 family’s 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: