We know there is nothing more valuable to you than your family. All families, however, will go through some periods of extreme conflicts and stress. It may be important to come together for family counseling during those significant times.
In family therapy, each person works on understanding and acceptance of each family member. The family works together on goal setting and improving communication. There may be a need to overcome anger and achieve forgiveness within the family. There may be particular patterns of interaction that need to change.
Getting caught up in family issues is natural because your family means so much to you. A therapist helps you stay objective and learn the ways each member can contribute to a healthier family system.
Another time that family therapy is helpful is when a family member is suffering from a medical, emotional or behavioral problem. The family can work together to better understand what that family member is going through and how they can help things get better for the individual and the family.
When a family member is struggling with any type of physical or emotional disorder there are many things the family can sort out to provide the best care and support for the family member as well as the best strategies for reducing stress on every family member.
In some cases, when family members make changes it even alleviates the mental health problem and improves the quality of life for everyone!
Consult with a Rago and Associates staff member to find out more about whether family counseling is right for you.