Family Counseling

The roots of family therapy were established in the early 1900s with the emergence of the child guidance movement (1909) and marriage counseling (1920s). The formal development of family therapy dates back to the late 1940s or early 1950s.

What is Family Counseling?

Family Counseling is a form of treatment that pertains to group therapy which addresses the behaviors of all family members and the way they affect not only individual family members; their physical and mental health but also relationships among family members and the family as a whole. 

What are the goals of family therapy as a psychotherapeutic modality?

  1. Exploring the interactional dynamics of the family and its relationship to psychopathology.
  2. Mobilizing the family’s internal strength and functional resources.
  3. Restructuring the maladaptive interactional family styles.
  4. Strengthening the family’s problem-solving behavior.

What to expect in family therapy?

Family Therapy is normally short-term therapy consisting of solution-focused sessions. Though it may require more sessions, depending on the nature and severity of the existing problems. 

Although families are often provided with customized plans that are fit for their impending circumstances but basic family therapy would look like this,

    1. Initial Intake: During the first meeting, a healthy discussion would be initiated to find out the issue that brought you and your family members to therapy. Groundwork will be laid where every member will be provided enough time to share their experience. 
    2. Assessment: For the next several sessions, your therapist will probably gather information from you to build up a picture of your family and how it works, to create an understanding of the catastrophes your family withstood and how you dealt with them together and as individuals.
    3. Mapping the family structure: The map may help describe how authority and boundaries work in your family, including the ways that they may be changing over time to better grasp the working arrangement of your family.
    4. Creating a treatment plan: You and your therapist by working together will discuss a plan that outlines what you and any members of your family participating in therapy — can do to change unhealthy communication and solve the problems at hand. 

How can family therapy help?

We at the Hermitage Rehab believe that family as a whole is a unit that has a direct impact on its member.We have best family counseling center with group psychologists at affordable cost near you in Amritsar,Punjab.  When situations get hard at work, school, or generally in life, you and your loved ones may notice trouble picking up which at times might become difficult to handle. At these moments, it becomes necessary to seek help from a professional. Therefore, psychologists at the Hermitage with prominent credentials can help with the;

  1. Conflicts between family members
  2. Substance abuse, Alcohol abuse, or addiction 
  3. A family member’s mental illness 
  4. Financial problems or disagreements about money
  5. Grief and distress
  6. Problems in school
  7. Difficulties between siblings
  8. Children’s behavior problems
  9. Caring for a family member with special needs
  10. Issues with extended family members
  11. A family member’s illness or a death in the family
  12. Infidelity
  13. Separation or divorce
  14. Eating disorders