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a family smiles during a session in a family therapy programMental health concerns are often thought of as “family diseases” because of how different people in the family unit are affected by a member’s condition. Family therapy may also be called other names, such as family counseling, family systems therapy, or couples therapy. This type of psychotherapy works with individuals who want to improve their relationships and develop healthy communication between family members. If you or someone close to you is struggling with mental health issues and think that your treatment could include a family or group therapy program, we want to help you. Contact Harmony Hills today at 855.494.0357 for more information about our mental health therapy programs.

What Is a Family Therapy Program?

A Family Therapy Program is a specialized form of psychotherapy designed to address specific challenges that affect the health and functioning of a family system. It allows family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, understand each other’s experiences and views, and learn helpful ways to interact with each other.

This form of therapy is particularly effective in situations where family dynamics contribute to a person’s mental health condition or where the family as a whole is going through a stressful time, such as during major life transitions, emotional or behavioral problems in children and adolescents, or mental illness in a family member.

Benefits of a Family Therapy Program

A benefit of family therapy is that it acknowledges that no one has to face or battle a mental health condition alone. Often, people draw focus and strength from their loved ones as they take on the task of working on their mental health. It also acknowledges the feelings and issues of family members who are affected by individuals in the family who are struggling with mental health issues.

In family therapy, individuals and their family members meet to discuss and work through issues to improve family relationships and interactions so that they can heal from the damage caused by mental health problems. This kind of therapy can also help people with these conditions have better relationships with themselves and stay focused and dedicated to their mental well-being.

Benefits of participating in a family therapy program include:

  • Improved communication and understanding among family members
  • Resolution to family conflicts and disagreements
  • Strengthening the family unit and deepening family connections
  • Enhancing problem-solving skills within the family context
  • Helping family members to support each other more effectively during times of stress or crisis

At Harmony Hills, we understand the importance of restoring harmony within your family. Our dedicated team is committed to guiding you and your loved ones through the healing process with compassion and expertise.

Types of Family Counseling

A variety of family therapies and techniques can be used. Mental health professionals can help families figure out the approach that works for them, as each family is different.

Structural therapy, which considers the whole family, examines the social interactions between members and how they respond to one another. The approach can help families grow together as a unit instead of separately. Narrative therapy is also one form of family therapy that could be employed. It differs from structural therapy as it focuses on each person in the family as an individual instead of the family as a unit.

Each person can learn how to use their skills to address their unique issues. This method promotes clarity for each family member and how they can move forward in the most meaningful way.

What Occurs During Our Family Counseling Program?

When you come to family therapy at our mental health treatment center, we’ll provide therapeutic sessions that bring your family members together. We will talk about the specific challenges that you and your family members have faced due to mental health conditions. We’ll also run individual sessions with those struggling with these issues to address their unique problems.

With the help of our family therapy program, we’ll assist you and your family through a variety of challenges, including:

  • Learning to communicate with one another effectively
  • Learning to solve problems with your family members
  • Addressing how your family’s structures have affected your condition
  • Identifying and building on the strengths of the family’s support systems

In short, when you come to family therapy at our mental health treatment center, we aim to align with your goals. Let us help address the damage done by mental health issues to your family.

At Harmony Hills, we strive to give you the support and care that you need to overcome your mental health issues. In addition to our family therapy program, we offer a variety of helpful, evidence-based therapy programs, including:

Facing mental health issues can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to tackle them alone; participating in a family therapy program can be your first step toward healing and restoration.

Contact Harmony Hills Today

Poor mental health has already caused so much damage to you and your family members. Don’t let it take any more from your life. Contact our mental health treatment program today at 855.494.0357 and ask us about our therapeutic options to learn more about our family counseling program.

Clinically Reviewed By:
Melinda Marino, LCSW, QS

Melinda Marino, LCSW, is a distinguished mental health professional based in Florida, boasting a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work from the prestigious University of Central Florida. With two decades of expertise in the field, and a decade of Licensed Expertise, Melinda's journey includes a pivotal two-year role at Harmony Hills, where she ascended from Clinical Director to the esteemed position of Executive Director within a year. Her exceptional leadership has not only fostered growth within the team and organization but also exemplifies her unwavering commitment to excellence. Beyond her professional endeavors, Melinda finds fulfillment as an avid Cheer Mom, balancing her dedication to her family with her passion for community engagement.