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Benefits of Family Therapy

Nancy MacGregor MA, ATR-BC, LPC, ACS, Clinical Director

Your family has been coasting for far too long. You barely speak to each other, and when you do, you often fight. Unfortunately, it looks like you and your family are having trouble communicating with each other, even on a basic level. You don’t know what to do to bring your family back together. You’ve considered looking for a family therapist, but you’re unsure of what benefits that might actually bring to you and your loved ones.

At Harmony Bay, our licensed family therapists help to improve communication between family members. If you’re looking for family counseling near Cherry Hill, NJ, or in greater South Jersey, look no further.


Even families with the healthiest dynamics can encounter situations that they’re unsure of or that make home life difficult. No situation is the same for any two families, and there are a number of situations that can arise and cause stress at home. These may include:

  • Your child or teen is misbehaving, and you can’t figure out how to put an end to their behavior
  • A family member or close friend has recently died, and the family is grieving
  • Family members are suffering from depression or anxiety
  • One or more members of the family have suffered from domestic violence
  • You’ve been trying to have a baby, and you have been unsuccessful
  • Parents are fighting, or have decided to get a divorce and the children need help coping
  • One or more members of the family have a substance abuse issue and need help seeing how it’s affecting those around them

Any number of issues can affect family communication and happiness. Our goal at Harmony Bay is to help you get back to making happy memories. By working with a family therapist, you can get to the root cause of what’s causing stress and learn new methods for coping with these stresses.


One of the benefits of family therapy is that your family will understand healthy boundaries and build better family dynamics. If you fight a good deal of the time with your family, you need to find a better way of expressing your emotions and overcoming your differences. Moreover, it would help if you established clear boundaries. Once you’ve done so, you will find that you’ve built more trust and support with your family. 

Another one of the benefits of family therapy is that you will improve your communication and problem-solving skills. If you can express how you feel to your family members, or effectively talk about ways to solve your problem, you’ll find the fighting decreases significantly. Additionally, communication and problem-solving can help you rebuild the family dynamics. 

Moreover, when you engage in family therapy, you will be able to be more empathetic towards your family. Communicating how you feel will let them see things from your point of view. You’ll also find that this empathy leads to less stress and more forgiveness within your family. 


If you’re still wondering about the benefits of family therapy, we would be happy to help you. In addition to family therapy, individual counseling can help you recognize behaviors of your own they may add to family stress. Some individual psychiatric care can be extremely helpful in conjunction with family therapy. We offer a variety of options, including:

To learn more about the benefits of family therapy and to find a therapist near you in Cherry Hill, NJ, or to enroll in one of our therapy programs, contact us today at [Direct]. We can help you overcome your familial problems and give you back the peace you’ve been missing. 


Treatment with Harmony Bay

Harmony Bay is an outpatient behavioral health service that offers primary mental health treatment for a variety of mental health disorders. Our mission is to make mental health care convenient and affordable while providing an unmatched experience to our clients. contact us today by calling 855.765.6399.