Mark Hastings, M. S., MFT provides in-person appointments in Pasadena, and online to all residents of California
your family going through a rough patch? Whether the issue itself
stems from a lack of understanding between those involved, sibling
conflict, or developmental disagreements with a child, a difficult
situation can have an effect on the entire family. Family therapy, or
family counseling, can be helpful when problems arise and can help
restore and improve communication.
Some situations that may benefit from family counseling include:
- If a family is going through a loss.
- If a family member is suffering from substance abuse
- Issues between parents (parenting issues or going through a divorce)
- If a teenager is experiencing behavior issues such as anger outbursts
- Sibling conflict
How can family counseling help?
Family counseling can help open up a line of dialogue and communication and can help family members understand each other’s perspectives. This makes it easier to resolve disputes. During the counseling sessions, each member has the ability to learn ways of communicating better, as well as developing techniques to de-escalate arguments while making sure that everybody is getting heard. This can also help with parenting problems such as conflicting parenting styles, rule enforcement and remaining consistent with your child once the rules are established.
How is it accomplished?
Family therapy can be used in addition to individual treatment. The goal is to improve relationships and improve methods of communication and conflict resolution. Families are a unique ecosystem, and issues affecting one member of a family can reverberate and affect the whole unit. An additional benefit of this type of counseling is that, in some instances, family treatment can heal emotional wounds in a short period of time.
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