Can I benefit from Family Therapy?
Some families you are born to, some you choose, some you may feel like you get stuck with. You may be part of more than one family system. Regardless of the configuration, many family groups experience challenges and issues. Much like counseling for individuals, the work in family therapy is focused on improving relationship dynamics and breaking old habits. Family Therapy is often shorter-term work and focuses on specific goals. The work will include an exploration of patterns, conflicts, and ways of communicating.
What Is Family Therapy?
The family is one of the most important units in society. It can nurture children and create productive members of society and can provide support and love throughout life. However, it can also be the source of emotional problems and difficulties. It can foster poor communication habits, and be a source of pain and stress. Family counseling can help happy families who wish to improve their communication and relationships, as well as families with a great deal of anger and strife, and all types of families in between. Ace Counseling therapists can help the family identify causes of discord, harmful habits, and begin a discussion of painful histories. We can then help the family, as well as the individuals, move towards clear communication and honest discussion of steps for improvement.
Family comes in all different forms. Whether you are trying to heal a family that has been wrecked by trauma or loss, you are creating a new, blended family, or are attempting to heal old wounds, Ace Counseling Group therapists in Illinois would be honored to walk with you on this journey. Sometimes clients wonder how long it will take for change to occur. This depends on a variety of factors, including the commitment of the individuals, the history of the issues, and the dedication to change.
Some of the most common therapy Ace Counseling can help you with include:
- COMMUNICATION ISSUES
- A FAMILY MEMBER’S ILLNESS AND CAREGIVER FATIGUE
- CONFLICTS BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR ADDICTION
- A FAMILY MEMBER’S MENTAL ILLNESS
- FINANCIAL PROBLEMS OR DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT MONEY
- CARING FOR A FAMILY MEMBER WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
- ISSUES WITH EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS
- ESTABLISHING FAMILY RULES, ROLES, AND EXPECTATIONS
- DEALING WITH GRIEF, LOSS, AND TRANSITION
- WORKING IN A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS
What does family therapy look like?
Family therapy typically brings several family members together for therapy sessions. However, a family member may also see a family therapist individually.
Sessions typically take about 50 minutes to an hour. Family therapy is often short-term — generally about 12 sessions. However, how often you meet and the number of sessions you’ll need will depend on your family’s particular situation and the therapist’s recommendation.
During family therapy, you can:
Examine your family’s ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions in a productive manner
- Explore family roles, rules and behavior patterns to identify issues that contribute to conflict — and ways to work through these issues
- Identify your family’s strengths, such as caring for one another, and weaknesses, such as difficulty confiding in one another
So, if you think you might benefit from family counseling, we can help. Please schedule now and have a free 15-minute phone consultation to see how we can help you with our family therapy.
Welcome to ACE Counseling Group! Our Team of Therapists has successfully helped people, just like your family, overcome and manage unhealthy issues. We give people the ability to think well and to think clearly. We commend you for looking for help, and we know reaching out is the hardest step. We are here to help and you don’t have to do this alone. We look forward to meeting you and to seeing how we can start improving your family’s mindset and life today. Ready to talk? Schedule below.