At our core, we all want a family connection. However, if mental illness or substance abuse has corrupted and broken family relationships, that connection may be damaged. At this point, you may be wondering when to seek family therapy. At Harmony Bay Wellness, we have the answer to that question. To learn more about our treatment programs or to enroll in a family therapy program, call us today.
When To Seek Family Therapy
There are a variety of reasons to seek family therapy. These vary from family to family. However, we have several common reasons to seek treatment. If you find your family situation in one of these reasons, it may be time to seek therapy.
Parental Conflict or Divorce
When the parents are fighting, there is an enormous amount of pressure on the family unit. The parents are stressed out because they’re always fighting. The kids are stressed out because they think somehow the parental conflict is their fault. At this point, it is critical to seek family therapy. Some families may also want to seek out marriage or relationship counseling as well.
A New Family Member
Whether it’s the stress of a new baby or a grandparent moving into the family home, the addition of a family member can cause a significant amount of pressure. The parents are trying to figure out how to adjust their schedules. They also may be struggling to handle the new lack of sleep. The children are trying to adapt to not getting as much attention from their parents. When you decide to seek family therapy, you can resolve tensions and air unspoken grievances.
There are a variety of traumatic experiences that can make you question when to seek family therapy. If you or your children have been trying to deal with an abusive relationship, it is critical for you to get treatment. Other traumatic events that may require therapy include:
- A natural disaster
- A loss of a family member
- Moving to a new house
- A family member going to prison
If a family member is struggling with substance abuse, the other members of the family may benefit from family therapy. Substance abuse can lead to damaged relationships. Family members may feel like the person neglected their responsibilities. Perhaps the family member stole from the family to fund their habit. During family therapy, you can begin to talk about how their actions hurt the family. You can also start to rebuild the lines of communication.
Getting the Answers to When to Seek Family Therapy
The question of when to seek therapy can be complicated. However, it doesn’t have to be. At Harmony Bay, we want to help your family reconnect. Moreover, if there are underlying issues that led to the family brokenness, we want to treat those as well. We offer:
- Anger management treatment
- Abuse treatment
- Marriage therapy
- Substance abuse treatment
- Childhood abuse treatment
To learn more about our treatment options, or if you have questions about when to seek family therapy, contact Harmony Bay today 855.765.6399.