At Pennock Center, we know the importance of strong, healthy relationships and the impact they have on our lives. Have you wondered about relational therapy? Could it work for you?
Family therapy is a tool that can help to implement boundaries, increase moments of healthy communication, and respect in the family unit. It is a type of treatment that can help with issues that affect the family’s mental health and functioning.
When can family therapy prove to be beneficial? Family therapy can help when your family has experienced trauma. Examples of traumatic events are the following: natural disasters, death of a loved one, substance/emotional/sexual abuse, divorce and more. Another way family therapy can be effective is to help understand why the family is not communicating effectively and determine what is needed to help facilitate healthy communication.
Family therapy can also help when the family has an imbalance of authority. Family therapy can give the family awareness of how to help an individual in the family who is affected by mental illness as sometimes without that awareness, members of the family may be acting in ways that maintain or even worsen the aspects of the illness.
Couples therapy can help you and your partner improve your relationship by helping sort out relationship issues, recurring conflicts, feelings of disconnection, an affair, and issues related to sex. Couples therapy can be implemented at any stage of your relationship
How can couples therapy help? Couples therapy can help open a dialogue between you and your partner to discuss issues in the following: roles in the relationship, beliefs and values, finances, time spent together, children, familial relationships, sex and intimacy, health issues, and external stressors. Couples therapy has been shown to reduce relationship distress and increase relationship satisfaction by helping couples to understand each other, identify relationship issues, improve communication skills, resolve conflicts, strengthen friendship and attachment, and terminate dysfunctional behavior.
We would love to help you improve your communication and relationships with our relational therapy services! Give us a call today to get started.