There’s conflict in your family.
You are constantly arguing or just not communicating with each other.
Emotions are running high and no one can agree on what to do next.
You are struggling to parent or co-parent our children.
Your teen is struggling at home and at school.
…These are all signs that your family may benefit from family therapy.
Your family is an important part of your past, present, and future. You want to have a nurturing home full of love and respect. A place where you can create happy memories and help your children grow and thrive. All families are unique. However, conflict between family members including parents, stepparents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, stepsiblings, and other extended family members can cause tension in your home.
Every Family is Unique, and So Are Their Struggles
No two families are alike. But, every family goes through hard times. There are many different reasons why families seek out the help of a family therapist but the most common reasons include:
- Divorce and/or remarriage
- Blending two families
- Parent-child conflicts
- Parenting disagreements
- Loss of a family member or pet
- Mood changes in an individual adult or child
- Moving to a new school, city, state, or even country
Change Can Cause Family Conflict
Although change can be a normal part of growth, it can be stressful for families. Sometimes, these changes are positive and beneficial for the family. For example, a promotion at work or a new marriage are usually happy changes. Other times, the change can be negative, such as divorce or death of a loved one. Any of these events can be stressful, and people handle stress in different ways. Oftentimes, some family members may disagree on rather the change is good or bad. Regardless, change and the stress it causes may lead to conflict and disagreements in a family.
Family Therapy Helps Rebuild Positive Family Relationships
There are times when the stress and conflict can seem like too much to handle on your own. If you are experiencing family conflict, a family counselor can help.
Trained counselors can assist families with many things including:
- Conflict resolution
- Communication skills
- Setting and maintaining boundaries
- Learning to compromise
- Learning new parenting skills
- Giving and receiving support from within and outside of the family
The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch Approach to Family Therapy
There are a variety of approaches that counselors use to help families deal with conflict. We will tailor our approach to meet the specific needs of your family. However, our therapists frequently use the following approaches:
Strategic Family Therapy: During counseling, the counselor focuses on the current problems within your family. Then, they will work with you to find solutions.
Psychoeducation: We believe that information can be very helpful in resolving family conflict. So, your therapist may educate your family about things like mental health diagnoses and treatments, healthy communication and coping skills, and ways to support a family member with a mental health diagnosis.
Structural Family Therapy: This approach focuses on each family member’s role and sense of power within the family. Then the counselor will help all family members set healthy boundaries with each other.
Resolve Family Conflicts and Have a Better Functioning Home After Family Therapy
After attending family therapy at The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch, your family will gain useful tools to improve your relationship. In counseling, your family will learn communication skills, parenting techniques, and how to set boundaries. Ultimately your family will be more respectful and understanding of each other. Then, you will have peace and harmony in your home.
Begin Family Therapy in Katy, TX
If you are ready to repair the relationship you have with your beloved family members, our compassionate family therapists can help! To begin counseling in the Houston, TX area, please follow these steps:
- Contact our office to set up an appointment or to learn more about family therapy,
- Meet with one of our caring family therapists
- Begin family therapy and improve your family relationships.