Family & Couples Psychotherapy

Collaborative Behavioral Health has providers trained in family and couples therapy, who help families navigate change and development.

What are the benefits of family and couples therapy?

Families and couples turn to psychotherapy to heal psychological, emotional, or mental issues within the family unit. In order to improve family functioning, therapists may set a series of stepping stones to achieve this, including:

  • Modifying dysfunctional behavior

  • Improving communication

  • Reducing emotional avoidance

  • Promoting strengths

  • Changing the view of the relationship

 

In time, families and couples will improve communicate better, have a deeper empathy for each other, improve managing anger and conflict, and better understanding family dynamics and healthy boundaries. A professional at Collaborative Behavioral Health helps guide families and couples through often challenging conversations to reach a successful resolution.

 

Who should consider family and couples psychotherapy?

Nearly two million people in the United States are treated by a family and couple’s therapist. Although the treatment uses the term “family,” the word is used loosely to cover anyone who plays a long-term supportive role in someone’s life. As such, family and couple’s psychotherapy is for any group of two or more people who are going through a problematic period or major transition, including:

  • Divorce or separation

  • Unexpected illness or death

  • Conflict within families or couples

  • Unemployment

  • Substance abuse or addiction

  • Behavioral problems in children

  • Mental health problems 

 

If your family would benefit from psychotherapy, reach out to a certified provider at Collaborative Behavioral Health to discuss your situation.

What techniques does family and couples psychotherapy use?

A family and couple’s therapist individualizes the psychotherapy sessions to the family unit, and they may change from week to week. They draw on techniques from a range of other therapies, including:

 

Cognitive therapy

Families are encouraged to challenge negative thought patterns within their family unit in order to treat mental health disorders and undesirable behaviors.

 

Behavior therapy

Families explore their learned behaviors and the events around them that stimulate particular patterns and emotions.

 

Interpersonal therapy

Patients focus on their relationships with family members, issues within these relationships, and the way they see themselves.

Families can be complicated to navigate, but with the support and guidance from your provider at Collaborative Behavioral Health, you can learn to reconnect and build stronger relationships. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

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