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Family Therapy

family therapyAt Imagine Omaha, we offer a family therapy program for adolescents. Our family therapy for adolescents is a psychological counseling approach that can improve communication between family members of all ages. Additionally, through our family counseling sessions, Omaha families can learn to resolve conflicts that exist today and develop the tools needed to stave off disputes in the future. Family therapy at Imagine Omaha is offered as part of our intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs.

If you and your teens are struggling to communicate your feelings, concerns, hopes, and fears reach out to us online or call us at 888.306.2681 to discuss how our family therapy program as well as other treatment programs can help.

How Family Therapy Works

Family therapy is often a short-term approach to healing and repairing the lines of communication within the family dynamic and is facilitated by a psychologist or licensed therapist. It may include all of your family members or only those willing and able to participate in family counseling in Omaha, Nebraska. The personalized family treatment plan will start with a comprehensive assessment to design a treatment program based on your and your teen’s exact issues. If there are any mental health or co-occurring substance use issues adversely affecting the dynamics between family members, our experienced team can help you navigate the recovery process.

The Benefits of Family Therapy

Many of the issues experienced within your family could result from mental health struggles or co-occurring substance use disorders. This means your teen or another family member could simultaneously be struggling with multiple disorders. These co-occurring disorders can lead to hurtful communication and concerning behavior that disrupts family life. If your teen is struggling and your daily family life is in crisis, our family therapy program can help.

Attending therapy sessions together can impart skills and strategies to help improve a variety of issues your family is experiencing. Ten benefits of our family therapy program include the following:

  1. Teach healthy ways of communicating
  2. Strengthen connections
  3. Help you get through stressful events
  4. Improve relationships
  5. Help manage mental health issues
  6. Encourage understanding
  7. Reduce stress, grief, and anger
  8. Teach empathy
  9. Manage and resolve conflicts between parents and children
  10. Address the impact of any co-occurring substance abuse issues

What to Expect During Family Counseling Sessions

Usually, several family members will be together in the same room during our family counseling sessions in Omaha, Nebraska. The sessions typically last one hour or less and can run for roughly a dozen sessions. The exact number of sessions needed to accomplish the goals you and your family have for the therapy may differ based on the therapist’s professional recommendation.

During a family therapy program, you can expect to:

  • Examine your ability to solve problems
  • Discuss how you and your teen can better express emotions, ideas, and thoughts in a healthy and productive manner
  • Explore the roles, rules, and behavior patterns that exist within your family dynamic
  • Identify the strengths of each member of your family, and hone in on the ways to effectively utilize those strengths to improve family life
  • Understand the struggles of your family member(s) as they work through matters of mental health and co-occurring substance abuse
  • Develop empathy
  • Find common ground allowing you to relate to each other
  • Set goals and work to achieve them

Begin Family Therapy at Imagine Omaha

The therapists at Imagine Omaha are experienced, compassionate professionals trained to address adolescent concerns that impact the larger family dynamic. If your family is adversely affected by a teen in crisis, do not wait to seek a professional family therapy program. Contact us online or call 888.306.2681 to learn how our family therapy program in Omaha, Nebraska can help you achieve your goals.