What are Family Issues?
Have you grown up in a family where there were a lot of arguments, fighting, and yelling? Were you raised by a single parent? Are you dealing with your child’s or parent’s illness? Do you feel like you don’t get the support you need from your family members? Families are complex systems of relationships that affect each member. This delicate equilibrium is easily disturbed by changes or stressors such as a new baby, illness, psychiatric diagnosis, loss of job, problems in school, infidelity, aging, and death. Each member’s experience can influence the whole system. If you are experiencing problems in your family that you can’t seem to solve alone, Behavioral Family Therapy may be able to help. In therapy you can learn to recognize your role in the family as well as the role of other family members. Therapy can help you understand how each member is contributing to the problems and what needs to change in order to create a new equilibrium. The good news is, we can help. New York Behavioral Health professionals use evidence-based practices. Since we use scientifically supported treatments for family issues, there is good reason to believe your family’s problems can begin to improve very soon.
How Behavior Therapy (BT) Can Help with Family Issues
Behavioral Family Therapy has been proven effective in the treatment of family issues. In therapy, you can learn how to identify the behaviors that maintain the problems in your family and choose more effective behaviors that are in line with your goals and values. Warm, caring, professionals can offer family therapy in a comfortable setting at New York Behavioral Health, which is conveniently located on Madison Avenue at 42nd Street. Our compassionate staff have been extensively trained in scientifically supported techniques to efficiently reduce your suffering and begin to get you living the life you want. We know it is not easy to get started, but we can help to begin to reduce your suffering.
For information about family therapy, please email or call New York Behavioral Health, and a staff member will be there to answer your questions. Your privacy and comfort are a priority, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about family issues and their treatment.
Families are often complex systems of relationships where parents, children, siblings, and extended family members experience a variety of symptoms.
Any individual family member's pathology can have a major impact on the entire system. Likewise the system's characteristics, in terms of feedback loops and general patterns has likely contributed to the development and maintenance of each members' behavior.
Behavioral Family Therapy treats the entire system with comprehensive assessment and intervention. The entire family is understood from the perspective of each member's goals, motivations, cognitive patterns, emotional experience, and behavioral strengths and weaknesses. As interventions are made at each level, the overall system is monitored for change.
Many problems develop "naturally" but acute stressors may include changes or transitions in a family business, an addition to the family, diagnosis of a developmental disorder in a child, an eating disorder diagnosis, discovery of infidelity, addiction, or decisions related to an aging parent.
Customized treatment planning for each family is possible through our thorough approach to ongoing assessment.