Family Therapy Edmond
The majority of Edmond, OK residents have heard the term family therapy, but do not know or understand the functional need or benefits. The goal of Evanescence Counseling in Family Therapy Edmond is to bring together parents, siblings and extended family members such as aunts, uncles and grandparents into the treatment process. The family system, which is extremely important, has its own structure and patterns of communication. The structures and communication patterns are often defined and enveloped by parenting style, personalities and other influences. Understanding the fundamental concept that every individual is, in part, a product of the environment they grew up in plays a huge part of where a person is today. Studies and observations have shown the importance family plays in our emotional, physical and spiritual development because every individual, in the family system, impacts and is impacted by other members.
The benefits of family therapy are multifaceted and may be helpful to the family in the following areas:
- Specific issue resolution
- Major life change such as a divorce, remarriage, or health issue preparation
- Address the role that family plays in an individual’s life
Who is invited and allowed to participate in family therapy session, in Edmond, directly depends on the unique needs and goals of the family. Sometimes, each session may be different and different combinations of family members may participate. Assignments outside the session are common. The family therapist may assign family members special assignments to begin the process of addressing a portion of the challenges identified during the session. Each assignment will be addressed in a later session to examine progress and determine further actions if necessary.
Family therapy is beneficial to all the individuals involved. Specific evaluation can help an individual family member:
- Identify strengths and weaknesses within the family system
- Understand how their family functions
- Improve communication skills
- Set goals and develop strategies to resolve challenges
The end result is to make the entire family stronger.
Evanescence Counseling often uses family therapy in conjunction with other types of mental health treatment, predominantly if one or more family members will benefit from specialized treatment for addictions, eating disorders or other illnesses. When a loved one is in treatment, we often encourage every immediate or highly involved family member to undergo individual therapy.
Family therapy is directed toward, and often is successful, at treating many conditions and disorders. Our Edmond counseling team is focused and designed for anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships. Evanescence Counseling utilizes family therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Marital problems
- Parent-child conflict
- Problems between siblings
- The effects of illness on the family
Family therapy helps in the growth and strengthening of the foundational bond of families, the individuals, and the relationships involved.
If you’re looking to strengthen and grow your family relationships and bonds or address a more severe issue affecting the health of your family structure, please contact Evanescence Counseling today and let us help. (405) 367-9190