What is Family Therapy?

Is your family having difficulty getting along or struggling with grief or other issues? Family therapy offered by the psychiatrists and practitioners Queens Consultation Center in Rego Park, NY, can help.

Family therapy can improve your family dynamics

Family therapy involves all of the members of a family or as many who are willing to participate in counseling sessions. The therapy may be conducted by psychiatrists, psychologists, or licensed social workers.

During sessions, every family member has the opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns. Therapy sessions are supportive and offer a safe space to examine the issues and events that have contributed to your problems.

When family therapy may be a good idea

During your visit to the Rego Park, NY, mental health practice, your practitioner may recommend family therapy if your family is struggling with:

  • Conflict: During therapy sessions, you'll talk about the issues and behaviors that cause conflict. Your practitioner will help you work toward resolving your differences and finding productive ways to handle disagreements and conflict in the future.
  • Mental Health Issues: Mental health problems aren't just difficult for the family member who receives the diagnosis. The entire family may struggle when a member is dealing with bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and other disorders. Therapy helps family members understand the disorder and learn coping skills that will help the entire family.
  • Grief: The loss of a parent, grandparent, son, daughter, sister, brother, or friend is a particularly traumatic event that may affect every family member differently. Therapy sessions help you process and handle your grief in a healthy way.
  • Other Issues: Family therapy may be recommended if you and your spouse are experiencing problems with your marriage. It can also be helpful if one or more family members are dealing with substance abuse issues. Therapy can help your family cope with behavioral problems in children, domestic violence, major life transitions, divorce, trauma, sibling conflicts, parenting problems, or LGBTQ issues.

Could your family benefit from family therapy? Call the Rego Park, NY, psychiatrists and practitioners at Queens Consultation Center at (718) 459-1225 to schedule your appointment.

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