family therapy
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Family members are meant to work together, love each other and provide support for one another. This isn’t always easy, though. If one member of the family pulls away and shuts others out, it can be difficult to do any of those things. In these cases, family therapy can intervene and help mend broken relationships.

What is family therapy?

Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. – Mayo Clinic

Family therapy is a strong tool for helping a family heal its wounds. This type of therapy allows people to speak about their issues and create solutions as a family. During sessions, family members often learn more than they ever knew about each other and themselves, which forms a better understanding and connection between family members. Often family therapy is paired with other treatments and therapies as well, such as a therapeutic program.

What does it treat?

There are several types of family therapies, including behavioral, solution-based, multi-systemic and narrative focused. These are used to work through a wide range of familial issues, from stress to behavioral problems.
A few of the issues family therapy can treat include: 

  • Behavioral problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflict
  • Mood disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse

Finding help for your family

Recognizing when your son or daughter is harming the whole family is one step, but finding treatment is another. It can be difficult to find the right fit that gives your family all the care it needs. Family therapy paired with other evidence-based therapies can help your family heal faster and more fully. This is what treatment programs like blueFire Wilderness do.
blueFire Wilderness is a therapeutic program for teens, ages 11 to 17, struggling with issues such as family conflict, depression, anxiety and many more. We use our natural surroundings as a tool for inspiring true, meaningful change within our students.
For more information about blueFire Wilderness and how we can help your family, contact us today at 844-413-1999.

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