Family and Couples Therapy Durham NC
Has your family experienced the ups and downs of substance abuse, addiction or other mental illness? Whether you or your loved one has struggled with substance use disorders and mental health issues, we understand that, no matter which family member faces hardship, it’s not an easy path for anyone to navigate.
Based in Durham, NC, Jeff Georgi & Associates, LLC provides family, couple and relational therapy sessions for groups who have experienced the trials of mental health issues.
Is Family or Couple Therapy Successful?
Every family offers a different dynamic. Some families are very close and rely heavily on each other, while others are seemingly more independent from each other. However, when one member of a family struggles with addiction, depression or any other mental health issue, it can take a toll on the entire group.
Though no two families are exactly alike, family is an important and powerful influence in every person’s life. Whether that influence impacts you in a positive or negative way, the dynamics of a family can truly leave a lasting mark on an individual.
In some cases, families provide a network of understanding and social support that helps lead individual members of the family to a healthier lifestyle through emotional growth, intellectual expansion and relational connections. In other cases, families may unknowingly undermine individual efforts and intensify problems, feeding a disease.
Because of the lasting impact that family life can have on an individual, we believe that family involvement in a therapeutic experience is often beneficial to our patients. Family therapy offers an opportunity for shared emotional support, not only for the patient suffering from mental illness, but also for the other family members who that illness has affected.
How Do Family Sessions Work?
Our family sessions are usually scheduled for 60 to 90 minutes, and may include a psycho-educational component. Family sessions are designed to ultimately help reach our individual patient’s desired outcome, through leveraging the honesty, emotional support and strengths of his/her family or loved ones.
What If I am Not Close with My Family or They Are Not Willing to Participate?
While family sessions can be highly beneficial in a patient’s treatment plan, they are not the only solution. For patients who do not have contact with family members, or who do not feel comfortable with family sessions, individual or group therapy sessions may be a better solution. Many patients find our group therapy sessions to foster a similar sense of family, even though there is no familial relation.
Through our initial assessment process, together we will determine if family or couples therapy is the right path for you.
Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Family Therapy Options
If you’re interested in learning more about our family, couples or relational therapy sessions, contact us today. We are happy to schedule an initial assessment, or provide you with more information as you take the first step in improving your life.