Have you ever considered family therapy? Maybe you've held back because you're not sure if it's right for you. Maybe you're hesitant because of the stigma attached to therapy. But here's the truth: mental health services are essential services.
If you struggle with feeling ineffective in your life or your family, therapy can help you get clarity and the results to move you forward. With healthy family relationship dynamics, you can finally relax knowing you’re doing what is right for you and your family and grow as a spouse knowing that you and your partner honor each other.
If you're still on the fence about therapy and want to learn a little bit more about it, I've rounded up a few podcast episodes that can help you. Read on to learn what family therapy is all about and how you could benefit from it.
1. What’s Family Therapy Really Like?
If you're struggling with challenges in your family, like control battles, you might be wondering how therapy can help you. Listen to this episode where I explain what happens in family therapy and how it can help improve negative patterns in the family.
2. The Five Critical Things You Should Expect From Therapy
If you've never attending therapy, your extend of what to expect from it likely comes from what you've seen on television or perhaps heard about from family and friends. In this episode, I lay out the 5 critical things high-quality therapy provides to you.
3. Does Zoom Therapy Really Work?
Don't allow the current pandemic to stand in your way of attending therapy if it's something you're interested in During COVID-19, many therapists have transitioned to video sessions. In this episode, I share how effective Zoom therapy can be.
4. Q&A: Helping Your Teenager Attend Counseling
Perhaps you're in a situation where you're ready and willing to attend therapy but are having trouble getting your teenager to agree to go. You’re not alone. Many parents respond to a blog post I wrote a while back (see below) concerning this topic. In this post, I shared some questions I received and the answers I provided to allow other parents to benefit from the information and advice.
5. “Help! I Can’t Get My Troubled Teen to Go to Counseling!”
This is a blog post, originally shared in 2016 just before I launched my podcast, continues to be one of the most viewed posts on my website. The topic is one that has resonated with many parents over the years. For parents of teenagers, you may be facing this issue. Learn how you can have a productive discussion with your teen about attending therapy.
I hope you enjoyed listening and reading to this content and that it's helped answer some of your questions about therapy. If there's a specific question you're interested in learning more about, in regards to therapy or another parenting issue, ask your question here to be answered on a future episode of the Healthy Family Connections podcast.
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Please, take care of yourselves; you need it, you deserve it, you’re worth it.
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