Family therapy is an evidenced-based therapy that is effective in resolving a wide range of family difficulties.
Family therapy is proven to help with parenting struggles, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, general family conflict, child or adult emotional/behavioral problems, and grief related to divorce, trauma, or loss. Family counselors work collaboratively with family members to improve communication and explore difficult feelings in a safe, supportive environment. Therapy empowers family members to build a better understanding of each other’s perspectives and emotional needs.
At Metta Psychology Group, our therapists carefully “join” with your family by demonstrating respect and acceptance of each family member, which establishes the trust and connection necessary to promote lasting family change. Therapists are flexible in designing a plan that best meets the needs of each family, which at times involves meeting with individual family members, parents only, or all family members together, to effectively resolve problems and meet each family’s unique goals.
Family therapy is different from individual therapy in that the family counselor approaches problems in the context of the family system, considering a variety of factors that constitute the system. Our psychologists at Metta Psychology Group are skilled at exploring multiple individual aspects impacting the family to then address the family as a whole.
Research shows that family therapy is effective in strengthening emotional connections, building on family members’ strengths, and creating new, healthy patterns of interaction. Family counselors also address unique issues related to blended families, racially and culturally diverse families, and families who do not fit within traditional societal norms. Goals can include helping families cope with external variables such as societal attitudes, increasing empathy and understanding one another, and helping families establish healthy boundaries and communication patterns.
In working with a counselor at Metta Psychology Group, you and your family will gain the tools to rebuild trust, practice forgiveness, resolve conflict, and create a more harmonious home.