Family therapy allows each member to speak about their point of view in a safe space wherein multiple perspectives are respected, voiced, understood and made sense of. The goal is to facilitate flow of communication by asking questions , looking at areas of strengths, failures, past achievements and support available.
Various customized therapeutic approaches are used to meet each family’s needs, dreams and goals. Exploration in the session focuses on but is not limited to areas of discord, change each member envisions , limits of emotional functioning and dysfunctional patterns of engagement.
Possible struggles for families could be in the form of parenting challenges or disagreement, unbalanced role responsibilities among family members, household stress or multigenerational concerns like separation, grief/loss, communication barriers, addiction, life-phase changes ,illness of a family member or a combination of two three stressors. Family therapy can be of huge help especially when problems continue and members experience negative feelings like disappointment, hurt, frustration, irritability, grudge holding, loneliness or hopelessness.