- How do I know if my family needs therapy?
- Why is it so difficult to talk to my children?
- When is it appropriate to ask for help?
- How does Family Therapy work?
Family Therapy and Counseling
The roles of family have changed greatly over the years.
Extended family may be far away, or even in another country. Parents can be focusing on providing for their family by working and can be overly stressed and tired. Most homes now have two working parents instead of just one, leaving kids to be more independent then in the past. American family life may no longer look like every one sitting on the couch together watching TV after having a home cooked meal, instead it might be everyone on their own devices while in the same home eating food from Doordash.
Some signs that your family might need help is if there is a lot of acting out behaviors in your children, if your family has gone through a difficult or traumatic event, or change in life, if communication has broken down to the point of excessive arguing or a family member has mental health problems that affect the entire family.
Family therapy is a place for families to focus on using strengths to work out family challenges.
It is a place to learn how to communicate so that you can solve problems on your own. Family therapy supports parents in learning how to set kind but firm boundaries and to use discipline effectively.
Let’s face it, we are all in this together, your child or teens’ actions affect the entire family members, the same way parent’s actions affect their children and teens. I like to use the example of a mobile that would hang above a child’s crib. If you pull on one of the lines, the rest goes off balance. Same as in families. One person’s problem effects the entire family unit. In our experience if the family unit isn’t stabilized, the one in the family who is showing the symptoms will get better only to have another member of the family carry the symptoms.
At Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, Inc., we can help. We are experts in family communication and can teach basic communication skills and have a strong belief in the healing power within your own family. We facilitate the change, but you do the hard work. We believe that parents are in the best position to do determine what is right for their family and can help their children to overcome mental health difficulties. Family Therapy is often one of the hardest therapies for people to do, but it also has one of the best benefits of change.
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If you are wondering if your family could benefit from family therapy, call now (408) 628-0532 to schedule an assessment to see if family therapy is right for you!