The chances are pretty good that you know a family, friend or family member who is in therapy, which is really of little surprise. While therapy has traditionally been associated with individuals or couples, more and more we are seeing entire families enter counseling sessions. There are plenty of reasons Southlake residents seek family counseling, here are just a few.

Black Sheep– Many families seek therapy because a member becomes such a bother they feel they need a therapist to resolve the issues. The family member in question could be a rebellious teenager or alcoholic father.

Abuse– If a family is experiencing any form of abuse, it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. What people often overlook is the fact the verbal abuse is extremely detrimental. There is also such a thing as financial abuse and emotional abuse.

Crisis– A family that is in crisis will benefit from therapy. If a family member is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, drugs ar even gambling, it affects all family members. A family who has been through a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood or tornado may also be struggling to cope. The goal of a therapist is to assist the family in verbalizing their story and share their emotions.

Mourning– A family that suffers a loss will struggle in ways that may lead them to seek therapy. Grief that is not properly handles can often turn into depression.

If your family is struggling with any of these problems, the first step to harmony is a phone call.