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Family Therapy

June 10, 2019

If you are struggling to have a meaningful relationship with your family,  Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center, we can guide you in the best approaches to ease the tension and establish a better rapport.

Family therapy is a type of counseling that may be right for you if you are struggling with one or multiple family members. This type of therapy is designed to help families work through issues, improve communication, and enhance relationships. Sometimes the family unit is off balance, or you may be facing difficulties with one child or your spouse. Family disputes or difficult dynamics can take a toll on your mental health.

The good news is there are a number of ways family therapy can help. It’s often a good approach on its own—or in addition to other treatment approaches or medication. Depending on the issues, sessions with a family therapist could involve the entire family or just those most affected or most invested in working on the problems.

Some of the most common reasons families seek a family therapist are:

  • To deal with a family member with addiction or serious mental illness.
  • For any family-related situation that causes grief, stress, anger, or conflict.

The goals of family therapy are to teach coping skills that can be put to use to help understand each other better, resolve conflict, and communicate more effectively. The therapy is usually short term with a specific goal in mind or issue to work through. This is a great way to become closer and appreciate each individual family member for who they are as a person, and, ultimately, enjoy your time together.

If you are having a problem with someone in your family, we can recommend the best approach for you and provide a referral as needed.

At the office of Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.