A Healthy family relationship is an essential part of psychological health and an overall well being. Through effective Family Counseling a full range of issues can be solved to promote family change and development. Whittaker Family Services provides specialized Family Counseling services for families by focusing on the prevention and treatment of emotional trauma, parenting, family organization, role realignment to foster resiliency in families. Strategic Family Counseling combines two mayor therapeutic models – Strategic Therapy and Family Therapy – a combination of therapies that make create plan to effectively manage or improve a family´s particular problems or issues. There is no issue that cannot be addressed by our family therapist. The number Family counseling sessions necessary for each case is different depending on the nature and gravity of family issues. Whittaker Family Services is located in Tampa, Fl. We offer our Family Counseling service in our office in Carrollwood and Tampa, Fl.
What is Strategic Family Counseling? Strategic therapists are problem solvers and solution-finders. We are the referees and coaches, not the spectators passively observing the action played out before them. They aren´t as concerned with where or how the problem started, but how to address it and solve it at this point in time.
A focus on current family communication patterns that serve to maintain a problem, treatment goals derive from the prom or symptoms presented.
Sometimes our failed attempted solutions become the problem, they engage us in more of the same behavior, and this becomes a vicious cycle of failed attempts to solve the problem. An impasse occurs and the family/relationship is stuck in a negatve, unhealthy cycle.
Chronic symptoms can be because of repeatedly mishandled attemps and not necessarily a deficit in the system. In Family Counseling Sessions, the therapist will change interactional sequences which breaks the vicious cycle and identifying what the cycle is and the behaviors that feed it. Knowing previous attempts to solve the problem and the behaviors associated with how you tried to fix the problem in the past may be maintaining the problem. Knowing the attempts avoids repeating what didn´t work, we will make interventions that are based on direct observations of how behavior functions.
Understanding the specific role each plays in maintaining the problem can decrease the level of emotional reactivity and anxiety. The therapist will structure the family counseling session to encourage you to think about the processes within the family and about your roles. Once you can begin to become less reactive we can work on reconnecting and de-triangulation relationships that help to break the vicious cycle of repeated unhelathy behaviors.
Through Family Counseling you can learn new ways to interact that lead to trust and closeness, and improved ways to communicate that help you better manage conflict. Maybe this link is interesting to you: Mental Help.net