Addiction is often called a “family disease” because of how different people in the family unit are affected by a member’s substance use. Family therapy may also be called other names, such as family counseling, family systems therapy, or couples therapy. This psychotherapy works with individuals who want to improve their relationships and develop healthy communication between family members. If you think that your addiction 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 family counseling program.
Benefits of a Family Therapy Program
A benefit of family therapy is that it acknowledges that no one has to face or battle addiction alone. Often, people draw focus and strength from their loved ones as they take on the task of changing their lives after addiction. It also acknowledges the feelings and issues of family members who are affected by individuals in the family who are battling addiction.
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 chasm of substance abuse. This kind of therapy can also help people in recovery have better relationships with themselves and stay focused and dedicated to their recovery.
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 substance abuse 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 addiction or mental health conditions. We’ll also run individual sessions with the person who is struggling with addiction 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 encouraged your addiction
- 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, our goal is to align with your goals. Let us help address the damage done by addiction to your family.
Contact Harmony Hills Today
At Harmony Hills, we strive to give you the support and care that you need to overcome addiction. In addition to our family therapy program, we offer a variety of helpful, evidence-based therapy programs, including:
Addiction has already caused so much damage to you and your family members. Don’t let it take any more from your life. Contact our addiction treatment program today at 855.494.0357 and ask us about our therapeutic options to learn more about our family counseling program.