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The 10 Best Things Family Counseling Does to Help


The 10 Best Things Family Counseling Does to Help


Difficulties can arise even in the healthiest and most harmonious families. It takes just a single suffering member to affect the entire unit, and it needs the whole family to work together to effect real changes. This is the foundation on which family counseling stands. Family counseling always aims to build a harmonious and strong relationship within a family. Families can seek this kind of counseling even if only one member has certain issues, and the chain of benefits ripple to all.

Family problems don’t have to be severe to necessitate therapy. Whether there are brewing issues at hand or you want to be equipped with tools to address family problems if they surface, family counseling has some benefits you and the members of your family can get from participating.


  1. Opens Communication Lines – Most conflicts arise when the lines of communication shut down. Unless the members learn how to communicate in such a way they can truly understand each other, it can be very difficult to find a resolution to issues. Family counseling provides a neutral ground for the sharing of feelings to give way to a respectful and honest conversation. It also sets the stage for healing to take place.
  1. Offers Nonjudgmental Support for Substance Abuse Problem – An instance of addiction can shatter the family unit. Family counseling offers a safe place in support not only of the member with the problem, but also in healing the wounds inflicted by substance abuse to the rest of the family to allow the restoration of broken relationship.
  1. Helps Strengthen the Bond that Unites the Family – Conflicts between spouses, siblings and between parents and children can weaken the love that binds families. With the guidance of the counselor, members can learn how to empathize and understand each other, particularly under distressing situations. Family counseling helps connect and strengthen the bond that ties the family structure.
  1. Manages Loss and Grief – The death of a loved one, whether a parent, sibling, or child can be the most painful experience for anyone. Other life-changing events that can affect each member differently include relocation, collapse of a business, loss of job, financial difficulty, and chronic disorder or ailment in the family, among others. Family counseling can help the members learn to accept the loss or transition and move through the process as a whole.
  1. Treats Psychological and Emotional Health Conditions – Distressing conditions such as depression, anxiety, and self-harm involve special care. Often, members are left physically, financially and emotionally drained. Family counseling does not only focus on the individual with an emotional crisis, but it also offers techniques to help the other family members to fully understand the situation, develop positivity, heal and move forward.
  1. Manages Dysfunction – Family counseling serves as a venue for the expression of individual feelings with the expert intervention of a counselor. It helps to identify and balance family roles, as well as suggest strategies to keep the family intact and functional even during the toughest time of trials and challenges.
  1. Changes Perspective of Problems – Difficult problems affecting families tend to snowball into something bigger and scarier when not properly addressed and managed. With family counseling, true issues can be uncovered, sorted out and trimmed down into the most basic elements in order to get to the crux of things. This can help avoid unnecessary wastage of time, resources and emotions, while allowing for a speedier and more effective means of resolving the concerns.
  1. Provides Tools and Skills for Solving Problems – Family counseling equips the family unit with the know-how on exploring issues and resolving them fairly. Over time, members acquire the knowledge and the proficiency critical in the effective handling, management and resolution of vital concerns affecting families.
  1. Teaches Healthy Ways to Handle Behavior Issues – A member exhibiting behavioral problem can present various difficulties for the family. Counseling helps families to confront behavior issues, ranging from chronic oppositional defiance to self-harming tendency in a matured, impartial, loving and peaceful way.
  1. Offers Practices and Resources for Parenting Techniques – Some parents are just not well-skilled in disciplining their children. They may be using a style that can strain the relationships in the family and weaken a child’s sense of security. Family therapy provides some of the best parenting practices and resources in raising well-balanced children and in improving methods of parenting.


Any family bent on keeping the family love strong despite conflicts and challenges would be motivated to engage the services of an experienced counsellor on family therapy. Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC offers a nurturing and supportive environment that provides all the benefits of family therapy. The independently contracted counselors will work with you to facilitate recovery and improve the relationships within your family. Call now to make an appointment and discover how counseling can help you and your family.


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Rose Thomas, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Acute Stress Disorder, Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Self-injurious/Self-Harm, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Disruptive Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Marital Conflict and Discord, LGBT, Substance Use Disorders
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Fetima Wellington, MS, LPC, LCAS-A

Specializes in: (Ages 6+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy and Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Addiction and Recovery, Relationship Issues, Post Partum Depression, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, ODD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQ
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