Family Therapy enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.
Family therapy looks at relationships, behaviors, and patterns as they are exhibited within the therapy session as well as family processes and functions, such as communication or problem-solving patterns outside of therapy. Working with a family therapist, you and your family will examine your family’s ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions. You may explore family roles, rules and behavior patterns in order to spot issues that contribute to conflict.
Family therapy can help you pinpoint your specific concerns and assess how your family is handling them. Guided by your family therapist, you’ll learn new ways to interact and overcome old problems. You can set individual and family goals and work on ways to achieve them as a family.
“As a kid I was like a miniature adult. I cooked and cleaned and made sure my little brothers got off to school. My Mom was always depressed and stayed in bed — she was in the hospital a lot. I guess I never really was a kid. Now, I work hard, take on lots of responsibility, put on this competent front. Inside I still feel really empty.”
Family Therapy Addresses:
- Communication patterns
- Respect for individuals within the family
- Sibling relationships
- Substance abuse
- Impact of mental or physical illness
- Roles within the family
- Patterns of control
- Problem solving methods
To schedule an appointment call 713-522-9323 or fill out the information below, and Lind will contact you as soon as possible.