Greater Houston Family Counseling
Family therapists treat a wide range of clinical problems, including depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and child-parent difficulties. Instead of focusing on the individual, family therapy treats the family as a unit and involves therapy with two or more family members.
Family therapy often focuses on improving family dynamics and building healthier interactions within the family system. Most types of Family therapy are based on systems theory and believe each member’s actions affect the other family members and the family as a whole. Not only can family systems create and sustain problematic behaviors in individual members but family systems also have the power to transform dysfunctional patterns and support better outcomes. If a child exhibits behavioral problems, for example, family therapy will explore the dynamics within the family that may contribute to the child acting out, rather than evaluating the child's behavior alone. The therapist and family will work toward promoting a more adaptive system to support positive interactions and healthier individuals.
Below are some common tasks in family therapy.
Exploring how family members interact with each other
Improving unhealthy communication patterns in the family system
Drawing on the family’s strengths and resources
Improving the family's problem-solving skills
At The Resilience Center of Houston, we have therapists specially trained to work with families to treat complex issues. Therapists may have a Master’s or PhD degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or have in-depth experience working with families to treat serious behavioral and psychological disorders. Take the first step towards a healthier tomorrow and contact us today. We accept most major insurance plans.
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