In families, patterns hold strong. Often, issues get deflected and people are not heard. Respect can be lost leading to a withdrawn or hostile environment. The purpose of family therapy is to undo these negative systems and teach more productive and healthy ways of communicating and interacting, changing the power distribution, and helping everyone feel safe and loved in the family.
Some reasons to seek family therapy are:
- Anger issues
- Blended families
- Stress management
- Decreased intimacy