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Family Therapy Program in New Jersey

Family Therapy

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Disjointed Families Can Negatively Impact Mental Health

Are you or your family struggling with a negative family culture? Is there resistance or unproductive behaviors when you attempt to resolve conflict? Has mental health issues and substance abuse devastated the health of your home?

A family unit that is out of sync can have a widespread impact now and later in life. It’s not worth the heartache. Addressing and overcoming communication, conflict, and relational issues is a valuable undertaking that yields priceless results.

There is a solution for Family therapy in New Jersey residents trust. Restore healthy relationships, build trust, resolve conflict, achieve well-being, and grow closer together. Start today.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of talk therapy that helps you to identify negative thoughts and feelings. The goal is to help you understand the sequence of events that lead to undesirable behaviors and stop the cycle before it begins.

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DBT was initially created to treat personality disorders but has since maintained prominence as an industry-leading mental health and substance use treatment. While similar to CBT, DBT is a psychotherapy approach that helps you identify and accept two potentially contradictory things in your mind. For example, feeling intense emotions about something and comparing this to the truth about that thing.

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Considered more of a counseling approach, Motivational Interviewing is a person-centered and targeted intervention that helps clients identify and address ambivalent feelings about their actions. The intention is to rebuild or develop their own personal motivation to make positive behavior changes.

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The goal of ACT is for the client to increase their psychological flexibility by implementing several effective behavioral changes and commitment-based strategies. By accepting hardships or challenges and committing to a healthy response, the client creates positive habits.

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Interpersonal Therapy is a form of psychotherapy. The goal is to help clients address their worries and obstacles and improve interpersonal communication and enhance their relationships. The client learns new ways to relate to their circle, their circumstances, and the world around them to develop and maintain healthy relationships.

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The road to recovery for someone struggling with alcohol or substance use often brings the family along. Family Therapy is a safe space for every member of the family to be heard, feel seen, and work through their challenges as a group. Here, there is room for the whole unit to be supported and pursue healing, not only the primary client.

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Art Therapy is a form of Experiential Therapy that facilitates a hands-on approach to recovery. The client will engage in multiple activities, such as creating or viewing the arts. From drawing and pottery to painting and art museums, the therapist will help the patient engage with all aspects of the craft.

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This type of yoga is not simply a workout, although that is often a natural byproduct. Yoga Therapy is an interactive therapeutic approach that engages the whole patient, body, mind, and soul. By connecting these three facets of a person, clients can begin to ease physical, mental, and emotional complaints.

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Muay Thai isn’t just for self-defense and movement. It’s also an evidence-back therapeutic outlet that promotes stress relief, focus, and personal discipline. All of these attributes make it a highly-effective therapy technique for drug and alcohol dependence.

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Music Therapy is another form of Experiential Therapy that actively engages the client in their treatment with a hands-on approach. Activities range from listening, writing, and playing music under the direction of a skilled provider. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know how to play an instrument in order to participate.

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Hypnotherapy is nothing like a hypnotist on a stage. It is, however, an evidence-based and highly-effective therapeutic intervention. In Hypnotherapy, the therapist helps to create a state of increased attention and concentration. Inducing a state of hypnosis gives a sense of heightened awareness and allows the client to process experiences from a detached perspective.

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What is Family Therapy?

Whether the conflict primarily involves adolescents, siblings, partners, or parents, call relationships can go askew. When substance abuse and mental health challenges are present in daily life, the likelihood of increased difficulty is greater and more difficult to overcome.

Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling or psychotherapy that can take many forms, including in-person or online therapy with a trained clinician. It could be attended by all parties together, only willing participants, or the rest of the family while one is attending residential or outpatient treatment for substance abuse. Couples counseling is also an option for couples working through challenges in their dynamic.

The goal of family therapy is to help each member of the family unit improve communication and resolve conflict, navigate difficult transitions, and handle relationship issues in a healthy and productive way. Through family group therapy, each person will develop a better understanding of the other members, and their bond can be strengthened.

What Happens in Family Therapy?

At Absolute Awakenings, family therapy New Jersey is designed to suit the unique needs of each family unit. Not all sessions or treatment plans will look exactly the same as needs will vary.

There will be sessions where the entire family is present and working with the therapist together. Other sessions may be separate, where each individual will have the opportunity to be heard and engage with the therapist one-on-one.

In every session, the therapist will maintain control of the session and is in the position of being on the side of a healthy family, never one individual. They will ensure that order and respect are maintained, but there is always freedom to speak from the heart as needed.

By administering a variety of behavioral, psychodynamic, and structural specialties and therapy techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, the therapist will help the family navigate both negative and positive issues.

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Who is Family Therapy For?

Family therapy in New Jersey can apply to a wide range of families, adolescents, young adults, and other participants. It is an effective modality for families struggling through the loss of a loved one, substance abuse, or a shared traumatic event.

It can help families struggling to function in a healthy way with the presence of a mental health issue or Substance Use Disorder. Families and couples navigating infidelity, difficult transitions, financial turmoil, LGBTQ acceptance, and blended family challenges.

Family counseling or couples counseling is effective in repairing parent-to-child relationships, siblings, partners, divorce and separation, as well as general communication challenges. Anyone who is part of a family that is not functioning at optimal levels will benefit from family therapy sessions.

The Benefits of Family Therapy in NJ

Families who wholeheartedly participate in family counseling will learn how to communicate effectively and express themselves in a healthy way with the guidance of trained clinicians or family therapists. They will learn skills to resolve conflict without outbursts or undesirable behaviors.

Through family therapy and counseling services, families will gain an understanding of complex family systems and establish deeper levels of trust so they can collaborate effectively and increase interpersonal effectiveness. By employing new and healthier coping and communication skills and play therapy, family members will be equipped to reduce tension and skillfully navigate obstacles in day-to-day life or through traumatic events.

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If you or a loved one is ready to get help but finances are holding you back, give us a call. We can work with your health insurance provider.

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Answers to Common Questions About Family Therapy in NJ

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What are the 3 goals of family therapy?

Effective family therapy has many goals and each may be different from family to family. However, as a field of practice, there are three primary goals to achieve during family therapy.

Healthy Boundary Setting
A boundary is not based on what another person does to you. It is based on what you will do in response. It’s establishing an if/then paradigm. “If you do this, then I will do this.”

This is a communication and follow-through skill that doesn’t come naturally and must be developed.

Open Communication Skills
All members of the family should feel safe expressing themselves without negative consequences. However, when negative patterns must first be overcome, open communication skills must be developed and practiced in order to reduce tension and conflict.

Greater Empathy
In order to interact more effectively, it’s important to understand each individual’s experience. By cultivating empathy toward others, we can improve relationships and strengthen our connections to one another.

What are the four stages of family therapy?

There are four general stages of family therapy that will be navigated throughout treatment.

The Preparation and Planning Phase
In this phase, family members must accept their challenges and be able to define them. Here is where the present state of affairs will be connected to the desired state and a treatment plan will be developed.

The Transitional or Assessment Phase
During this phase, the family members will confront the crisis at hand and reformulate how to respond in a new way.

The Consolidation and Treatment Phase
Here is where all parties come together and collectively invest themselves into the therapeutic work required to face and overcome past and ongoing challenges with the new skills learned.

The Disengagement or Recontracting Phase
Healing and self-efficacy begin in this phase. Each family member is empowered to move forward with productive skills as they disengage from regular therapy and adapt to the new healthy levels of functioning.

How quickly each family will move through these stages will vary greatly depending on the severity of their challenges and the level of each member’s willingness to participate authentically.

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