In an ideal world, the family unit operates like a well-oiled machine. If every component of the unit is functioning properly, then everything works as it should, and things continue to flow smoothly. However, when a part of this unit is off, everything falls apart. When your teen is suffering from a mental health disorder, past trauma, substance abuse issue, or any other problem, your entire family will feel the impact. Participating in family therapy can help not only your child, but your whole family get back on track. Including family therapy with the other teen therapy services your loved one is participating in can give them their best possible chance.

Family Therapy Program at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery: How Does It Work?

a happy family after sessions of family therapy

Our family therapy service places a focus on the issues affecting a family as a whole. This type of therapy looks at the problems of an individual within the context of their family health and function to help everyone. At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, a designated family therapist will work with family members to learn skills and techniques to improve the relationships throughout the unit. A focus will also be on how members of the family may unintentionally contribute to the dysfunction in the family unit and how they can move forward by doing their own work while their loved one is in treatment. Our service helps families understand adolescent development, know how to support their child’s growth, and develop a personal skill set to thrive individually and in family relationships.

How Will We Benefit?

Frequently, families will attempt to talk through these issues on their own. Unfortunately, these discussions do not always work well or create any solutions. When emotions are running high, it can be hard to engage in productive conversations without getting upset or saying hurtful things to or about one another. Our family therapy service allows family members to work through these issues in a safe and productive format. The family therapist and your loved one’s therapist function as mediators to help facilitate these conversations.

During sessions, families will learn about the issues their child is facing, families will also practice properly regulating their emotions while still supporting their loved one. Teens will learn how to listen to their families’ concerns while effectively communicating how they feel.

Ultimately, families will repair their relationships while working on a sustainable, long-term plan for the family system to thrive. Therapy provides every member with the tools and skills they need to engage in healthy family relationships moving forward, even when things get difficult.

Help at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery

Foothills at Red Oak Recovery helps teens and their families find their way back to a happy, healthy life. Our adolescent treatment center located in Ellenboro, NC offers a quiet, safe, and welcoming environment. This lets healing to take place for both you and your teen. Our extensively trained and experienced team is ready to help get back on track to a fulfilling and healthy life.

our barn that individuals can visit after family therapyAlong with family therapy, we also provide other therapies and treatments, including:

Is your family ready to benefit from family therapy? Does your teen require our additional services to live their best life? Contact us today at 866.300.5275 to learn more about Foothills at Red Oak Recovery.