FAMILY THERAPY IN DENVER
Family therapy helps families overcome difficult events or challenges together. Every individual is valued, respected and recognized as an important part of the family unit, but sometimes, it can be difficult to understand how each role should function. Boundaries may become blurred, especially among families that are merged or have experienced a loss.
Counseling for families can involve everything from addressing financial hardship to moving on from the death of a parent, child or close relative. If there are mental health concerns for one or multiple members of the family, therapy can provide guidance and support that helps both the affected individual and their loved ones find positive solutions.
The ultimate goal of family therapy is to reduce conflict, build trust and respect and create harmony and healthy connection.
What Is Family Therapy?
Family therapy helps parents, siblings and other close members work through relational and environmental stress. Children or teenagers may have behavioral issues that are causing stress and conflict throughout the entire unit; parents may be working through separation and divorce, or there could be a new step-parent who is unsure of their role in the new family unit.
A licensed family and marriage therapist (LMFT) leads the sessions, which typically occur once per week and last for 60 to 90 minutes. Most family therapy counseling sessions last between nine to 10 sessions, though some more complicated cases may benefit from a longer therapeutic relationship.
The therapist may also offer individual counseling to family members to help them overcome personal challenges, treat their mental health and become the best versions of themselves.
Benefits of Family Therapy
During your first session with one of our expert counselors, we will discuss the problems you’re facing and define goals for counseling. Ultimately, the solutions we develop together will help every member of the family feel acknowledged, understood and valued. When we learn to address problems, not people, we can build trust and resolve conflict without damaging relationships.
Some of the most positive outcomes families experience are:
- • Improved communication
- • Conflict resolution
- • Empathy and understanding for one another
- • Recovery from traumatic events
- • Better boundaries and rules
- • Greater respect and support among members
Is Family Counseling Right for You?
There are many unique reasons why families may go to therapy. If you would like to learn more about our family counseling services, contact us today at 303-429-5099 or request an appointment on our website. We can discuss your family’s challenges and decide if our practice is the best choice for you. If not, we will do everything we can to provide the necessary resources your family needs to heal, grow and flourish.