We all know that when one family member is struggling, everyone struggles. Families often go through difficult situations together.
One of the greatest barriers of mental health treatment is the stigmatization that occurs to the individual identified as “mentally ill.” Since mental health issues impact the entire family, it makes sense to treat the whole family. At Eugene Therapy, our approach to counseling includes helping families adjust, realign and cope with trauma, anxiety, depression, and change that naturally impacts the whole family.
Research on family therapy suggests that it is an ideal approach for the treatment of typically ‘individual’ mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. If you really think about this, it makes a lot of sense. Depression does not occur in a vacuum. It affects (and is impacted by) family and close friends. Family counseling is an evidence-based treatment. It has helped thousands of families cope with loss, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, and more.
Family relationships are complex. They are also often an important part of someone’s support system. Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to help us see what is happening within a family unit. At Eugene Therapy, we welcome families of all kinds to participate in family counseling. Our therapists provide a safe, non-judgemental environment for families. They can help you see how to get “unstuck” with your relationships and better communicate with one another. Ultimately, our therapists can use a variety of techniques to help your family find new ways to love and support each other.
To learn more about the services Eugene Therapy provides to families, please request an appointment.