Tips, advice, observations and thoughts from some of L.A.'s top individual, family, couples and sex therapists.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Family Therapy and How it Works
I was reading a great article on howtodothings.com that explained family therapy and the benefits of family therapy. Useful info, especially for first-timers or people that are only familiar with individual therapy sessions.
Family therapy is a process wherein two or more members of a family tackle the issues that are affecting the family as a whole. Family therapy is not only for families who have problems. Families can go into therapy even if they do not have issues.Family therapy can help these families create more open communication and learn to nurture each other so that they will have a stronger family bond. There are several benefits a family can enjoy when going to therapy.
Here are some of the benefits of going to family therapy:
Resolving family issues. Most families who go into family therapy have issues to resolve. Going to family therapy will help them get through the conflict. The family therapist will guide them using a structural way to solve the conflicts. Resolving family issues will make the family more functional. Families also go into therapy if they are going through certain issues, such as a death in the family or divorce of the parents. Sometimes, it is not enough to go into couple's therapy. The children must also be included in discussions, as they are part of the family. They can also go to online therapy if they are more comfortable that way.
Open communication. While undergoing group therapy, the family will find it easier to communicate with each other. They will have a stronger family bond, and this will improve the overall relationships that they have with each other. As time passes, family members will eventually learn healthy communication with each other even outside the family therapy institute. The family can also read on related issues in psychology or health magazines to improve their knowledge and understanding of the family as a unit.
If you are interested in family therapy or would like to learn more about the process, visit us at www.losangelesfamilytherapy.com or call 310-733-7120 for a free consultation.