By: Nancy Wasson, Ph.D.
Just in the United States alone, depressive disorders affect approximately 18.8 million adults in any given year.
Statistics show that only 20 percent of those who experience this diagnosis will receive an appropriate treatment plan. Many individuals will be too embarrassed
People talk a lot about the need for “boundaries,” but what does this word really mean? As a parent, you can think of a boundary as the line you draw around yourself to define where you end and where your child begins. Kids push these boundaries every day. As parents, we sometimes cross
Being in a relationship is hard. Whether we’re talking about a romantic relationship, parent-child relationship, or an entire family system, sharing life with another human being can be difficult.
People seek couples and/or family therapy for a variety of reasons. When communication becomes difficult for one reason or another, talking things through with an objective, supportive third party can have a major positive impact.
Communication lies at the heart of most couples’ issues; couples therapy is aimed at increasing empathetic understanding, improving effective communication, and providing an opportunity for mutual growth. Therapy can have an incredible, positive impact on the couple as a whole and also each partner, individually.
Some reasons a couple may seek therapy:
Feeling like you just don’t communicate well anymore
Feeling like you are just occupying the same space
Feeling like you are just going through the motions
The occurrence, possibility, or consideration of an affair
A decline or change in your sex life
Feeling like you are longer able to resolve your differences
Feelings of resentment
Feeling like you don’t see eye to eye (on one or many issues such as finances, work, raising children, etc.)
A desire to strengthen the relationship
The need to work through something that has happened
Feeling like your partner has become a stranger
Feeling like everything your partner does annoys you
Families are complex systems. Each family member can have a strong impact on each of the other members, and on the family unit as a whole. When families face struggles, therapy can help rebuild the confidence and strength necessary to resolve the unique and complex issues, transitions, and crises that families face.
Family therapy focuses on encouraging positive change, resolving conflict, understanding one another better, and improving overall interactions within the family.
Some reasons a family may seek therapy:
Trouble dealing with conflict
Difficulty processing and coping with familial crisis
Struggling with a significant loss or change
Seeking help to improve familial communications and interactions
We offer an environment one in which family members can feel open and comfortable sharing their experiences and feelings with each other. Our goal is to provide greater insight and improved communication within the family.