“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”
Any family can experience problems. Issues such as illness, divorce, trauma, or death can have an impact on the family dynamics resulting in aggravating and distressing interactions among family members. From little annoyances to major arguments, from mere dissatisfaction to deeply buried resentments, families can create some of the most intense emotions we experience - positive or negative. Family therapy helps family members work together without criticizing and blaming to address their problems in order to reinstate a healthy family dynamic.
Our goal is to help understand the concerns and needs of each individual member of the family to find ways to strengthen the family as a whole. The therapist will be able to support family members in discovering deeper feelings and restructuring the negative cycle of interaction in the family to create more positive interactions and a deeper level of bondedness.
Family Psychotherapy: What to expect and how it works
Family therapy typically brings family members together for therapy sessions.
However, a family part may also see a therapist individually.
During family therapy, you will:
• Evaluate your family's capacity to solve problems and effectively articulate thoughts and emotions.
• Examine family roles, rules, and behaviour patterns to uncover issues that lead to conflict – and strategies to resolve them.
• Identify your family's strengths and shortcomings, such as the ability to care for one another and the inability to confide in one another.