“Why family therapy? Because it deals with family pain.”
– Virginia Satir
Is your family struggling with conflict, disconnection, major life changes, or loss?
We love our families, but let’s face it: family members test our patience in ways no one else can. It can be quite the challenge to communicate effectively with our loved ones. You might feel unheard or misunderstood by your family. These feelings impact the everyday interactions you have with one another, making it difficult to communicate in healthy ways. Dysfunctional communication in your family can result in even more conflict, resentment, disconnection, and anger. Before you know it, your family life has become a constant cycle of negative interactions.
Perhaps your family once functioned well and has now been affected by a major life change and/or loss. You yearn for the days when things were easier. The family you thought you once knew has changed before your eyes. You might feel helpless and unsure of what to do to make things better.
We focus on creating positive changes through the storms of family life
Family therapy at MCC works from a systemic perspective, meaning that we focus on how the various relationships within your family impact one another. Using the Structural Family Therapy model, we look into what can be changed to improve your family’s functioning. The parts of your family we will assess first include (but are not limited to):
· Boundaries · Power dynamics · Communication styles · Quality time · Life changes · History of family trauma · Family and individual strengths
Because every family is unique, the approaches used in our family therapy are tailored to meet your family’s values, needs, and goals.
Let’s make change happen…
Your family time is precious; thus, we will aim to create change from the beginning of the therapy process. With a goal-orientated approach, we will focus on finding practical solutions today that will work for your family long-term.
Believe it or not, simply attending your first family therapy session can begin the process of positive change.
Contact meto learn more about services for families or for a complementary phone consultation.