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Family Psychotherapy Toronto

How Family Psychotherapy Works

Family therapy and Family counseling in Toronto is a branch of psychotherapy that focuses on the actions and behaviors of family members, and how the actions and behaviors affect the rest of the family unit. The family as a whole and the relationships held between certain family members are addressed. 

 

Family therapy touches on areas such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Children’s behavior

  • Couple’s conflict

  • Depression

  • Distress

  • Drug abuse

  • Eldercare

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief

  • Schizophrenia

  • Weight issues

 

Family psychotherapy sessions normally last for about twelve meetings, each time focusing on finding solutions to the stressors in the family. Of course, every situation is different and more sessions may be needed if there is severe dysfunction within the family. 

Family Counseling Toronto - What To Expect

 

The first meeting will begin with introductions by the family and the psychotherapist. This meeting is essentially the “get to know you,” session. The psychotherapist will be able to gather information and find out the reasons that you have chosen to take part in family therapy and find out the opinions of everyone involved within the family unit. The psychotherapist will outline the goals of the therapy sessions, the items to consider when in and out of sessions, and who should attend the sessions. 

 

As the sessions progress, you will begin to identify the individual roles within the family uit, and what triggers the conflicts and challenges that arise within the family. The therapist will be able to assist in helping to explore options and provide resources to resolve issues in a constructive manner. It is important for one to understand the way in which their own behaviors affect those around them. By having all family members involved in the family psychotherapy sessions, there will be a more effective solution for the family. 

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Together with the therapist, the family will work together to achieve certain goals, and eventually find an effective solution and path in which to get to it. The family will become closer as they achieve the goals set within the sessions, and fewer conflicts will occur within the family. When a family can communicate effectively, the family can succeed and function in a positive manner. 

 

Both individuals and families encounter conflicts and find themselves in negative situations regularly. It is important to recognize the reason for these conflicts and to seek help to come to a resolution if the conflicts are recurring. Seeking therapy is the first step to creating the family dynamic that you crave, and overall better life for yourself and those around you.

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