"Our families affect who we are and who we become, both for better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us, all from our families.
Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships can benefit from family therapy.
Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:
Problems between siblings
Unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member
Family therapy is necessary to address family issues and heal a family"s wounds. If any of the above scenarios resonates with your family, consider seeking family therapy. Family therapy can be beneficial on many different levels.
Some positive family therapy outcomes are:
Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries
Stronger sense of cohesion and communication among family members
Better problem solving through understanding of family patterns and dynamics
More empathy and understanding
Reduced family conflict
Studies show that family therapy is particularly important for families with members who struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders, and other behavioral issues. Family therapy is also the most effective treatment for children and adolescents. When the whole family grows, each member is better off."
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