Family therapy can be an opportunity for healing that individual therapy sometimes cannot provide alone. Healing relationships with your family may feel challenging, especially if there have been conflicts and experiences that have resulted in feeling disconnected from your family unit as a whole. However, mending such relationships is important in the recovery process.
What Is Family Therapy?
Family therapy is a form of therapy that typically involves you and your family participating in therapy together.
Just like you have healing to do on an individual level and in individual settings, you may also feel called to repair your relationships with others in a way that is only accessible through being in a therapeutic environment together. With the guidance of a therapist to support you and your family, you can restore the connection you have with one another.
Who Is Family Therapy For?
Family therapy is for anyone who wants to experience healing as a family unit.
At Avalon Malibu, family therapy is typically recommended for those who:
- Have weak communication skills with other family members
- Have a loved one — or loved ones — in addiction recovery
- Recently experienced a traumatic event
- Are experiencing illness or loss in the family system
- Are in family relationships that have become disruptive
There is no right or wrong reason to begin family therapy. It can even be paired with other forms of treatment, such as individual therapy or substance use recovery programs.
What Will I Gain in the Process?
What you can accomplish with family therapy looks different for each family. Every family system is unique, and treatment is tailored to you and your family’s individual needs. However, changes experienced will most likely involve a restored connection with one another. This can be achieved through learning effective communication skills, cultivating compassion for one another, and tending to each other with empathy.
The power of healing together through forms of treatment such as family therapy is often an essential part of recovery from mental illness, substance use disorder, and dysfunctional relationships. At Avalon Malibu, we have trained family therapists who recognize how important family is and how difficult these relationships can feel. Because of this, we are here to meet you where you are and support you in a way that addresses the struggles you and your family are experiencing. To learn more as you support yourself and your loved ones, call us today at (844) 857-5992.