Couple and Family Therapy
You may come into therapy because of couple or family conflicts that have affected you personally. This could be childhood trauma, conflicts in relationships or marriage, mental / emotional / or physical abuse, etc. There might be a time in therapy where implementing your significant other and/or family members into therapy. This would be discussed by your therapist, as well as yourself to determine if this is pertinent in your mental health recovery process.
Couple & Family Therapy is another form of psychotherapy that addresses the behaviors of all couple and family members and the way these behaviors affect not only individual couple or family members, but also relationships between family members and the family unit as a whole.
Sometimes, you may reach out for specifically couple or family therapy. We can offer guidance to couples and families who are dealing with issues that affect their mental health and the well-being of the whole family. We can teach to help improve communication skills, increase mutual respect, and help kids develop into healthy adults.
Some specific goals that couples and families usually work on in therapy, besides improving communication are, solving couple and/or family problems, understanding & handling special situations within the relationship, and creating a better healthy & functioning home environment.
Common couple and family problems include financial issues, grief, substance use, behavioral issues and academic concerns in children & adolescents, mental health concerns, separation / divorce / or blended family adjustments, infidelity, and sexual/physical/mental/emotional abuse.