A family that eats together, stays together.I don’t mean you have to physically be eating next to each other but Family meals represent the day to day interactions we share with those closest to us. “Family meals” are an important time to bond, reinforce family values, help each other grow, share stores, and genuinely let our guards down. If your family is having a tough time interacting due to a certain situation, you may need therapy. Avant-Garde therapy will get you back on the track to acting as one strong united family unit!
Is your family experiencing a difficult situation that you can’t seem to remedy?
The modern world has thrown the traditional family structure a curveball. No longer are the majority of families grounded in core conservative values. Gone are the days where the typical male dominated, and subservient female structure acts as the familial paradigm.
- Is your family comprised of multiple families joined together by marriage?
- Are you one of the many families led by same sex couples?
- Are your children suffering from major discipline issues that is causing problems at home and in school?
- Do find yourself lacking the expression of true affection and true love among one another?
Avant-Garde Family Therapy is based on well-researched, and proved methods designed to unite your family on one unified, loving trajectory.
Reasons that you may want to seek family therapy include:
- A death in the family
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Divorce or separation
- Merging of families
- Major family illness
- Family Trauma of PTSD
- Abusive Relationships
- Dysfunctional Behavior in school or the home
Avant-Garde Family Therapy focuses on addressing problems that present themselves as a harm to your healthy family dynamic. Only a carefully thought out therapeutic approach can address the delicate issues that are affecting your family. Through our session’s week will seek to:
- Increase mutual understanding among family members
- Help to build a stable functioning family dynamic
- Foster the concept of emotional support
- Learn how to efficiently utilize coping-skills as a mechanism for problem-solving
- Overcome drastic life dilemmas & situations by working together as a team.
Our therapy sessions will take a wide, systematic approach. In this way, I will be able to understand your family dynamic within the context of society, culture, and religion. By viewing your unique situation through the lens of your own social context, I will be able to better understand your family.
This systematic approach to family therapy allows for a more comprehensive analysis, and inevitably a more comprehensive treatment. The socio-economic status of your family can be a key variable in the complex formula required to obtain a healthy functional family status. Understanding how this affects your family is one of the first steps to increasing the emotional well-being of your family.
We will undergo as many sessions as we need to obtain true, and lasting success. The time in between out sessions will be heavily determined by the severity of your situation. As you are more than aware of, every family is unique. Every family has a different dynamic that must be individually addressed. Therefore, there is no one size fits all program when it comes to family therapy. Avant-Garde is here to deliver only the customized, and tailored treatment that you need.
Who can benefit from Family Therapy?
Family is supposed to serve as a source of strength for all members of the family. Sometimes, it can double as a source of pain and distress. For this reason, family therapy is an important step in cultivating an environment where family members support each other. If your family is suffering from a disconnect that prevents each other from effectively communicating, you are in need of therapy.
Communication is the key element that allows for the sharing of ideas & development of greater family resources. Without proper communication a family cannot act as a proper unified team. In terms of productive problem solving, family therapy will help members of the family to reconnect for a more cohesive approach to situations.
Typical families at some point experience:
- Economic strife
- Or all of the above
Your ability to find creative and innovative solutions to overcome obstacles will determine your true family dynamic. The overall goal of a family is to work together to enhance each other’s lives and increase resources of the group. The issues mentioned above, and possibly others can be standing in the way of your growth, and continued happiness.
You can consider Avant-Garde Family Therapy a form of active therapy. By delivering customized activities, and strategies that your family can engage in outside of therapy sessions, you will discover that you have the power to change things.
Typically, therapy is initiated by one member of the family that recognizes the true potential of your family. All it takes is one person to see the value of a healthy family relationship to make a change. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones. If you are here, reading this page then you have made the realization that something has to change. Congratulate yourself for taking the first step. Now all you have to do is follow through to bring home the change that you seek.
Who Will Attend our Family Therapy Sessions?
Not all family members have to be present during our sessions. There will be times when all family members are preset, and there will be times that only a select few are present. This will depend on your specific situation, and from which individual that family dynamic is being interrupted at.
Having the entire family together during therapy can deliver great benefits for everyone involved. Your therapeutic sessions at Avant-Garde Therapy will be quite enjoyable. You will find that talking about your problems with a neutral third party will deliver quite the unexpected sense of relief. What you hope to find is the Ah-Ha moment that clarifies certain vague and unclear dilemmas that have shrouded your family thus far.
Get your family off in the right direction
When you are going through times of crisis, or battling with long term family problems, family therapy can be incredibly useful. Book your session today to maximize the true potential of your family.