Family relationships play an important part in overall mental health, often serving as the primary source of identity and support. Unfortunately for many in St. John’s, these relationships can also be the source of anxiety, stress and pain.
Family therapy focuses on interactions between family members in an effort to create a strong, positive environment that can help individuals flourish.
Family Therapy Can Help With …
- separation and divorce
- parenting challenges
- fostering, adoptions and blended families
- illness, grief and bereavement
- challenges with children and teens
- relationships with adult children
- in-law relationships
- life events like retirement, aging and job changes
Benefits of Family Therapy
- Build a stronger family unit
- Improve coping skills
- Increase understanding of differing needs and viewpoints
- Develop strategies to overcome problems together
Family therapy is focused on the family unit rather than individual issues. This approach allows our counsellors and therapists to help you identify the patterns and interactions within your relationships. From there, sessions can focus on helping your family find new ways to change and grow together. Family therapy doesn’t look determine who is at fault. Instead, its goal is find ways that your family can improve and solve challenges it may be facing.
Not every family that attends family therapy are facing hardships. Families in St. John’s often choose to attend counselling together as a way to simply check-in with one another and build on positive relationships.