Family Therapy

Mental Health Counseling located in Gilbert, AZ

Family Therapy

About Family Therapy

When one family member struggles with any challenge, it affects the entire family and may lead to unresolvable conflicts, spiraling behaviors, and daily trauma. When your family is stuck or can’t find common ground, the compassionate therapists at Thrive Counseling Services, LLC can help. They specialize in working with families, providing family therapy that rebuilds communication and restores family life. To schedule family therapy, call the office in Gilbert, Arizona, or request an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.

Family Therapy Q&A

What is family therapy?

Family therapy deals with the challenges affecting the entire family unit. A family unit refers to everyone living in the same household, even if they’re not all related. Family counseling may also include people who are related but live elsewhere.

During family therapy sessions, your therapist identifies the family’s challenges and emotional and behavioral issues in individuals. They also help each person understand if they contribute positively or negatively to the family dynamics.

The goal of family therapy is to bring the unit together, working as a team to solve the current challenge, support one another, and strengthen the family.

When might I need family therapy?

Family therapy offers support and guidance for any problem that affects the family. Thrive Counseling Services, LLC often works with families facing challenges such as:

  • Behavioral problems (in any family member)
  • Mental health disorders (in any family member)
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Sibling conflict
  • Gender identity and transitions
  • Trouble at school
  • Children with disabilities
  • Communication problems
  • Domestic violence
  • Death of a loved one
  • Divorce or separation
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Major life transitions (moving, the birth of a new baby, job loss)

When one person has a problem, it causes significant stress in the family. In severe cases, family members become isolated from one another and their friends.

What should I expect during family therapy?

Your therapist is sensitive to your unique family challenges and dynamics. They identify how each person communicates with the others and whether individuals are willing or able to take responsibility and help deal with the problem.

They choose a therapeutic approach that targets your family’s needs. They may use an effective technique like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or family-based therapy.

Each type of therapy follows a different path. For example, one focuses on nonverbal communication and its impact on the family, while another deals with emotions. Your therapy could be structured, with worksheets to complete between sessions that guide the next session.

In some cases, your therapist may recommend that one person should receive individual therapy along with family therapy.

Ultimately, all therapies work toward building understanding, restoring healthy communication, and fostering collaboration between family members.

Family therapy gives you a safe and effective way to resolve your challenges. To schedule an appointment, call Thrive Counseling Services, LLC, or book online today.

Emily Walton is an Eating Disorder Specialist, who treats patients for past traumas, eating disorders, and offers therapy sessions. Call us to book your appointment today.