5 Ways Family Therapy Can Help Parents And Caregivers

Parents and caregivers go through a multitude of stressors that life itself brings, along with the stress and joys of raising a family together. Family Therapy can support the healing transformation of all relationships within a family unit, including those between parents, children, and siblings. The relationship between you and your spouse is the foundation of your entire family system.

When love is not communicated in a consistent and healthy way between partners, the cycle of disconnection will cascade throughout every connection within your family. It’s important to remain aware of how you are responding during interactions with each other as parents or caregivers. Each interaction is a model for your children to learn from and choose to respond socially to others.

  1. Boundless New Perspectives
    Family Therapy creates a space for all family members to express their feelings and experiences to one another. Vulnerability during therapy allows you to better understand how your child or partner is emotionally feeling. With these new perspectives, new roads are paved for awareness and forgiveness. This is needed to grow and make healthier choices when responding to future situations and conflicts. 
  2. You Learn New Relationship Tools
    As a parent, it can be frustrating for you to always know the best way to respond to your child. It takes a lot to learn and practice to establish healthy relationship tools. Family Therapy can support learning healthy communication with each other to express love more to one another in a healthier way.
  3. Identify Outside Stressors Impacting Your Life And Relationship
    It is easy as an adult to become unaware of what outside influences are greatly impacting you and your family. These impactful stressors may look like finances, work, or major life changes. Family therapy can support you in becoming much more aware of where your stress is rooting from. With this awareness, you are much more likely to be able to prevent your stress from affecting your connection with your loved ones.
  4. Transform Your Families Dynamic
    With the support of a Family Therapist, you and your family can transform your relationships with each other. With support,  you and your spouse can rebuild the love in your family, beginning with your relationship with each other. With small. incremental changes, your families relationships will continue to grow and adapt over the years.
  5. Process Past Issues That Have Caused Disconnection In Your Family
    Resentment and resistance to openness for connection are created over time when relational conflicts are not processed through and forgiven healthily. A Licensed Family Therapist can help you as parents to learn to better work through conflicts. Ultimately, protecting you and your family from disconnection or resentment over time.

Family Therapy in the La Crescenta-Montrose Area

Are you looking for a therapist who can best support you, your family, and your partner? Given Guidance provides Family Therapy to families in La Crescenta, CA, and Los Angeles County.

Schedule your first session today. You and your family matter to us!