Family Psychotherapy

Image courtesy of photostock / Family is the first social unit an individual learns to interact with. Essentially a family may share same living space, food habits and values, yet each individual has their own distinct personality. These individual differences can sometimes create rifts between family members, where they find it difficult to understand and accept each other. Frequent disputes in the family can be a big stressor for family members, especially children. Children find it very hard to cope with this constant stress and can develop negative beliefs about family members, relationships and the world in general. They may not be able to perform well in academics and some adolescents may even start abusing drugs and/or alcohol to bear the pain.

Family psychotherapy can help members of a family appreciate each other. It can diffuse the anger towards other members and facilitate communication and harmony. It is not only beneficial in managing family conflicts, but even in sensitizing family members about the needs of another member. For example, when an individual has gone through abuse or trauma and is experiencing depression or anxiety, psychotherapy should be provided both for the individual and their family. This helps the family to better understand the pain and suffering an individual may be going through. The right care, love and understanding from the family can heal the scars quickly and can enable the individual to embrace life with resilience and hope.

We all need help sometimes to embrace changes. And when you do, you need an empathetic listener who understands you and helps you discover your path. Please browse through the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information or contact me for a consultation.

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