Individual, marital and family therapy: resolve conflicts, improve relationships, and create a happier future
Once upon a time, families struggled through life without accessing help when conflicts and problems arose. In reality, back then, there wasn’t really much help available and there was a stigma attached to admitting things weren’t hunky dory. Fortunately, these days the stigma is on its way out and more and more help is available. Family conflict is normal. When you spend so much of your time with the same people it would be impossible not to have conflict. However, how you deal with that conflict is what makes for successful relationships and happy lives. Realizing that therapy is there for you and can help you is the first step to having a harmonious home. Christian Counseling Associates, Inc. offers many different types of therapy available. You can opt for individual therapy, marital therapy, and family therapy. You might even need a combination of all 3.
What is individual therapy?
Individual therapy is often referred to as psychotherapy or counseling. With individual therapy, you meet a counselor on a one-to-one basis to discuss feelings, beliefs and behaviors in a safe and confidential environment. It is a way of better understanding yourself and working through any difficulties you may be encountering.
Who might need individual therapy?
Anyone who is struggling with an aspect of their life would benefit from individual therapy. There are many reasons people choose to access therapy. You might want to work through major challenges in your life, go over trauma, or help you deal with anxiety or depression. At Christian Counseling Associates, Inc. we are specialists for counseling services for children, teens, adults, and seniors.
What is marital therapy?
Marriage isn’t easy. In fact, it can be pretty tough at times. With marital therapy, couples can work through any areas of conflict in their relationship or aspects they would like to change. Couples attend a therapist together to discuss things in a safe and controlled environment.
Who might need marital therapy?
Any couple experiencing conflict in their relationship would benefit from marital therapy. Not only that but also a couple could choose to have marital therapy before they embark upon the life-long commitment that is marriage. This could help iron out any issues and future-proof your relationship before you tie the knot.
What is family therapy?
Family therapy addresses the behaviors of all family members with the aim of creating a more harmonious relationship amongst all family members.
Who might need family therapy?
Family therapy can be a great way of opening up lines of communication. If things have gone sour and you’re finding that your family relationships are a bit fraught, family therapy could really help things change for the better.
Family therapy is also useful in working through challenging situations for example grief, loss, divorce or serious illness.
How therapy actually works
Therapy has been scientifically proven to work. It works because it teaches you about how your mind works. Unquestionably, therapy doesn’t just work a little bit. It has been shown to work just as well as medications when it is used to treat conditions like anxiety and depression. Through therapy, you are able to work around your feelings, manage your behaviors and responses to situations, and channel your thoughts differently. Therapy also teaches you techniques to carry on improving things even after the therapy sessions are over.
It is important to realize that therapy isn’t for extreme problems. Just like you wouldn’t want to visit a doctor for a simple medical problem like a boil, there is no need to wait until issues become insurmountable alone before you visit a therapist.