Family Therapy Services
Family therapy is designed for any kind of family. It can be for a married couple, for a small nuclear family, for a blended family, or for any other kind of family. The overall goal of family therapy is to help the family, no matter the size, communicate and interact in ways that treat everyone with respect and bring the family closer together. At New Hope Counseling, we can work with your family to help you overcome whatever struggles you may be facing in order to create a happier, more harmonious home life.
Modern families are not as simple to define as they used to be, and because they can be more difficult to define, they can be more difficult to navigate within.
Common family therapy issues:
Family therapy can take many forms. Maybe there is a child in the home who is having problems that are deeply affecting everyone else and nothing seems to work to address these issues. There might be a member of the family struggling with depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. Whatever the cause, the danger in leaving problems alone is that they can tear the family into pieces.
Family Therapy for Couples
While a couple is the smallest family there is, it’s a relationship that can be very complex. Each member of the couple is bringing their own beliefs and habits into a new entity — the relationship. The first few years of marriage can be hard for some people because the adjustment of going from being single to being in a long-term relationship usually requires fundamental changes to the way that things have been for a very long time.
After two people have been in a relationship for a long time, new problems can arise. Some couples find that they feel less passionate about the other person, or that the other person has changed seemingly out of nowhere. It is also common for couples to need help after their children have grown up and left the home. Without the buffer of children, many couples have found that they feel a distance they weren’t aware of until they were alone together after many years of raising their family.
Family Therapy for Blended Families
Family therapy can help blended families (families consisting of remarried parents and the combination of all of their children) to learn how to respect each other’s different ways of doing things while simultaneously working at building new traditions and arrangements. These struggles are sometimes made worse by the anger and confusion that members of the new family may feel about the way the old family came to an end.
Contact us at New Hope Counseling today to find out how we can help your family.