Family Therapy: What To Expect At Your First Appointment
You're expecting a relaxing weekend with your family, and then, the issues begin. Whether you're arguing with your children, arguing with your spouse, struggling to make a blended family work, or having communication issues that end in anger, family therapy and/ or teen counseling may be a good fit to get your family back on the right track.
When you and your family come in for your first family therapy appointment, we'll talk with you about the issues you've been having together. We'll set ground rules for how the session will function. These rules can be different for every family and will depend on how your family communicates with one another. We'll work to create a space for you and your family members to work on your issues. We're here to help you find ways to communicate with and understand each other. Family therapy is an ongoing process, and it may take several sessions for your family to begin to see improvements in the way that you communicate at home.
When you're struggling with family issues, it can be hard to reach out for help. You may feel that you should be able to figure out your issues on your own, and it can feel like you're giving up when you bring in someone else to help. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you choose to move forward with teen counseling or family therapy to help all of you function as a more cohesive family unit, you're showing your dedication to the people that you love. Many families find that going through counseling together helps them get a better understanding of one another, and allows them to communicate in new ways. If you think that your family could benefit from family counseling, reach out to us today to schedule your first session.