Family therapy may be right for you if you and your family are dealing with any of the following:
Dealing from grief or trauma
Recovering from addiction
Therapy is a safe place to resolve these typical family issues. Some members of the family might participate in individual or couples therapy in addition to family therapy. Your UB therapist can recommend which treatment modality might be most beneficial for your family. If members of your family are working with more than one UB therapists, releases may be signed so the therapists can collaborate and accelerate progress in treatment.
Family therapy can improve communication and bring families healing and closer together. It can be a very positive experience that can increase intimacy and connectedness.
The therapists at UB will usually meet with the couple or family as a whole for most sessions, and may use some sessions to meet individually with each member to gather that person’s history or to hear that person’s perspective privately. During initial visits, the therapist will gather information about the relationship/family history, presenting issues and concerns while providing a supportive and empathic environment. Throughout the course of treatment, the therapist will focus on the strengths of the individual and couple/family and provide a safe, therapeutic, and confidential setting. Therapy can help participants:
Identify and understand roles in the relationship/family
Explore possible family-of-origin issues and how they may be impacting the relationship/family
Increase conflict resolution skills
Increase self-awareness and understanding of your partner/family members
Explore, address and resolve presenting concerns and issues
UB is committed to helping you improve your relationships. Contact UB’s Intake Coordinator to schedule an appointment with a therapist who specializes in Family Counseling.