Our families can often be a tremendous source of support for us throughout our lives. Though sometimes, these relationships can become strained and stressful. Whether a parent needs help reaching their child more effectively, a child doesn’t feel heard or understood, or siblings aren’t able to get along, there are many situations when a family counselor in Massachusetts can help.
Our trained family counselors and therapists work in our offices in Amherst, West Springfield, Franklin, Natick, and Wilbraham. Many of our family therapists also offer online counseling across Massachusetts.
Our counselors are able to identify sources of friction in family relationships and help show you ways to build from these rough patches, rather than create larger problems down the road. Reach out to us today to find out how our family therapists in Massachusetts can help bring your family closer and stronger.
Does My Family Need Counseling?
Taking the first step toward a stronger relationship with your family is often difficult. There is frequently a lot of tension causing this decision and a lot of anxiety around going through with it. It can be difficult opening up to a counselor in a one on one session so it isn’t uncommon for someone to be nervous around their family, especially when that is the reason they are beginning therapy.
It is important to understand that above all else, counseling and therapy are places of trust and confidence. As you progress through your treatment you will build trust and stronger bonds with your family by gaining a deeper understanding of each other’s intentions and personal issues. Does my family argue too much? Why is it so hard to communicate with my children? How will we decide custody of our children? These are all questions that can be answered in family counseling.
Again, there are many reasons to take the leap towards a better family by pursuing family counseling, so we’ll just mention a few to consider. Some reason to begin family counseling include:
- A child is repeatedly struggling with the same issues at school or in social situations
- A member of the family is battling an addiction
- The parents are going through a divorce or working out custody of the children
- A family member or multiple are grieving a loss
- A parent has had an affair
- A family member is battling severe mental or physical health issues
Again, these are but a few situations in which a family counselor in Massachusetts could greatly benefit a family in need. Take the time to assess your family and its needs. Chances are if you’re considering it, you need it, and it will be beneficial.
Our Family Counseling Services in Massachusetts
Our experienced and compassionate family counselors and therapists come from a wide range of backgrounds and are ready to explore any type of struggles your family may have and then provide you with strategies to cope with them as well as create paths to overcome and prevent them in the future. Some of our techniques include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Family Systems Therapy
- Techniques from individual therapy
Through these methods and many more depending on your family structure and needs, we will develop ways for you to become stronger and happier together, regardless of what you may be battling.
Our family counselors at Handel Behavioral Health will:
- Identify family structures, systems, and communication styles
- Encourage open but respectful communication and discussions to develop sustainable ways to overcome communication barriers
- Provide guidance during difficult times and transitions
- Provide psychological support and treatment when necessary
- Develop ways for family members to support and contribute to one another for the greater good
- Identify harmful and dysfunctional behaviors and replace them with sustainable and beneficial behaviors
Above all else, we will achieve what you want us to achieve. Our top priority is always serving those in need and not only dealing with current issues, but also creating sustainable methods that will continue to benefit you and your family even after you choose to end your treatment.
Contact an HBH Family Counselor in Massachusetts Today
At Handel Behavioral Health, we strive to provide you with the best family counseling and therapy services available. In Massachusetts, we offer counseling in several locations, including Amherst, West Springfield, Franklin, Natick, and Wilbraham.
Our counselors and therapists are trained and ready to help your family begin this incredible journey towards better relationships and a better quality of life together. They will be there to guide you every step of the way and maintain trust and confidence. Reach out to us today and begin your family’s journey together.