Family is the most important value for our society as a whole and for each individual. Family relationships directly affect a person's mood and can become a cause of joy, success and a sense of security, as well as cause severe feelings and irritability.
Modern psychotherapy considers the environment in which a person lives to be one of the key factors determining his mental health. Today we will talk about the methods and techniques that a psychotherapist uses to solve intra-family conflicts.
The main difference between family psychotherapy and individual psychotherapy is the fact that the client is not one person, but the whole family or some of its members.
It is not so easy to create a strong, friendly family in which all people treat each other warmly and with respect. Not all intra-family difficulties will be solved independently. If family relations have been strained for a long time, the situation has reached an impasse, relatives cannot agree with each other, look at themselves from the outside, then the intervention of a specialist is required.
The problems that a family therapist solves are not necessarily quarrels and conflicts that arise in the family. The specialist also advises the relatives of a person who suffers from serious illnesses or behavioral disorders.
It is worth seeking help from a family counselor or psychotherapist if:
there is distrust, misunderstanding, lies in the family, frequent scandals occur;
there was a betrayal of one of the spouses;
family members (including children) are going through a hard divorce;
a loved one has a personal crisis, somatic diseases or mental disorders that affect the mood of the whole family;
spouses experience disharmony in sexual relations;
there is a conflict between spouses, siblings or different generations;
children or teenagers have problems with socialization, behavior, learning;
a loved one has passed away;
the composition of the family has changed, it is difficult to adapt to these new conditions (a baby has appeared or a child has matured and started living independently);
one of the family members is experiencing anxiety, suffering from depression;
aggressive behavior prevails in the family or there are cases of violence;
one of the spouses has infertility or there is no desire to have children;
someone in the family is abusing drugs, alcohol or has other dangerous addictions;
parents/guardians have difficulties in raising adopted children.