Family can be loving and supportive in certain times but they can also be the most challenging and aggravating experiences of our lives. We think we understand and know our family members but that can be because they are the people who formed our first understanding of how to relate to the world. Family loves us but they also installed the buttons that triggers us. Family can be the Yin and the Yang of life, they can create opportunities for wonderful joy as well as occasional deep pain. When those more painful times come, it is often helpful to turn to a professional that can help you threw this difficult time.
What is Family Therapy?
Family therapy helps families or individuals within a family understand and improve the way family members interact with each other and resolve conflicts. Family therapy is usually provided by therapists known as marriage and family therapists. These therapists provide the same mental health services as other therapists, simply with a specific focus — family relationships. Family therapy is often short term. You usually attend one session a week, typically for three to five months. In some cases, though, families may need more intensive treatment. The treatment plan will depend on your family's specific situation.