Life is too precious to be mired in conflict. At Andersonville Behavioral Health, couple and family therapy is primarily an intervention strategy designed to help facilitate communication, resolve disputes, and improve relationships. Our expert clinicians work with all kinds of couples to identify problematic communication patterns, teach open-dialogue techniques, model healthy communication, and use active-listening strategies.
Assessing the history and dynamics of a couple or family sheds light on both its strengths and challenges. A formal assessment is used to develop a systematic treatment plan to help alleviate conflict and anxiety and help the family derive a greater satisfaction in life.
With each new case, our clinicians gather all relevant information about the histories of each person and their individual perspectives on the problem, while allowing each member of the family to express his/her desired outcome.
We see all kinds of families and couples, both opposite sex and same sex, individuals dating only a short time, and long-term or married couples with and without children.
Traditionally, family therapy has been thought of as a tool for families with young children. At Andersonville Behavioral Health, family therapy also includes working with:
Adult siblings in long-term family disputes. Senior couples living with their adult children. Divorced partners trying to manage co-parenting responsibilities.
The Effects of Medical Conditions & Mental Illness on Families & Couples
Sometimes severe mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and dementia upset the equilibrium of a family. Also, families can be challenged by chronic medical illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Our clinicians work to help these families manage and express their often overwhelming emotions, learn to better relate to one another, appreciate varying perspectives within the family, and work toward regaining stability.