Family Therapy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Your family is anyone who plays a long-term, supportive role in your life. Most of us begin our lives surrounded by a family. This family might be composed of blood relatives, adoptive parents, a close-knit neighborhood or community, or a foster family. Our families play a major role in the kind of people we become, from the beginning of our lives to the end. And family counseling can help unify and strengthen any family.
Our families affect who we are and what type of people we become. We learn our vocabulary, habits, customs, and rituals, from our families. Our families teach us how to evaluate the world and people around us. We learn how to solve problems, how to deal with loss, and how to maintain relationships from our families. These vital relationships (and how we respond to them) play a huge role in our personality, sense of humor, work habits, and relationships. Family counseling can help us celebrate our successes and address our shortcomings.
Individuals in Context
Being born into a healthy family with healthy relationships is a precious gift. People who are born into a family with healthy relationships are more likely to learn how to maintain healthy relationships ourselves. Of course, no family is perfect; in fact, the families that appear to be perfect often suffer the most. Family counseling is not about judging your family or pointing fingers. It is a way to address issues in the context of the family unit instead of in isolation.
Nearly all families deal with some dysfunction at one time or another. A perfect family would be full of boring people. In fact, people’s desire to create the “perfect family” often causes problems in itself. Regardless of difficulties, most families can retain or regain a sense of wholeness, happiness, and togetherness, especially when they have help from a therapist.
Family therapy at Remedy Therapy offers families a way to develop communication skills, address ongoing problems, issues in the past, and maintain a healthy, connected, functional family.
What Is Family Counseling?
Family counseling (also known as family therapy) is a family-centered method of treatment designed to address specific issues affecting the health and functionality of a family. Family counseling in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, can help a family through a difficult period, a significant transition, or mental or behavioral health issues experienced by family members.
We all agree that our family has a major impact on our lives. Family therapy views the problems of individuals as problems in the context of the larger family unit. Trying to address these problems on an individual basis is often less effective when the therapist does not understand the dynamics of the family group. This kind of understanding can only happen through first-hand observation and communication.
Family dynamics influence how an individual solves problems. It’s easier to help someone if you understand their family.
Family therapy can employ elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, and other types of individual therapy. The techniques used by the therapist will vary based on the specific obstacles faced by the family.
Reach Out to Remedy Therapy Today
All families can benefit from learning problem-solving and communication strategies. Attending counseling services in Florida often helps families avoid even larger problems in the future. Emotional and behavior problems faced by children and adolescents are common reasons people visit a family therapist. Sometimes a parent’s responses to a particular behavior have the opposite of the intended effect. A child’s problems never exist in a vacuum; they exist within the family context. As children get older, unresolved problems during their childhood can disrupt their own relationships and self-perception.