At what point should I seek out family therapy near me?
If you have a parent or a child with severe mental illness or addiction, if you are noticing that a family member’s behaviors have become disruptive to family life, or if you notice that a parent must focus on one child’s illness while other family members aren’t getting as much attention, then this might be a great time to search for family therapy near you.
How can family therapy help?
The goal of family therapy is to help family members and individuals understand why they may be acting and thinking in ways that are troubling or dangerous to themselves or others. This awareness often allows an individual, and a family, to have more control over their behavior and change these behaviors when possible.
Family therapy may focus on current or past problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings, or relationships. By talking with a trained, knowledgeable, and understanding professional, families can often gradually understand more about themselves and the problems they are facing.
There are two traditional types of therapy for families. One of these is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and is a treatment that focuses on the relationship between an individual’s, and a family’s, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. A CBT therapist will explore the links between the thoughts and emotions that occur prior to disruptive behaviors. By establishing these connections, individuals and families often learn to identify and change inappropriate or negative thought patterns and, as a consequence, can address the associated behaviors.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is another form of psychotherapy that combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness. Research indicates that DBT is effective in treating patients who present varied symptoms and behaviors associated with spectrum mood disorders, including self-injury, as well as sexual abuse survivors and chemical dependency. DBT can also be very effective for treating chronic anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder and can be useful for teens and young adults going through big life transitions.
What should I do if I think my family could benefit from family therapy?
If you think your family would benefit from working with a licensed medical professional, please reach out to us at Carolina Partners at 919-929- 9610. You can also search our specialists, and search for family therapy near you, here at our online portal. Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare PLLC wants to be your partner in achieving a successful and happy life. We provide not only top quality, compassionate mental health care in the areas of psychology, psychiatry, and counseling, but also provide extraordinary general wellness services. Carolina Partners firmly believes that all people have a right to supportive, transformative and all-encompassing health care, the kind that strengthens individuals, families, and communities.