Counselling services

Family Counselling Calgary

What is family therapy and what can it provide?

Family therapy is a type of counselling (psychotherapy) that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. It helps dysfunctional families become functional by introducing patterns of healthy choices and rebuilding family relationships. Family counselling is often short-term and may last between 6 and 12 sessions. It may include all family members, including children, young adults, and parents, or just those most willing or able to participate. The treatment plan and therapeutic approaches will depend on your family’s situation.
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Family therapy sessions can teach you new skills to deepen family connections, build stronger relationships, and get through demanding times, even after your psychotherapy sessions end. From struggling with life transitions to dealing with family trauma or domestic violence, family sessions provide a diverse range of benefits for family systems, including:

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What types of problems can be addressed in family therapy?

At some point in their development, all families can benefit from family therapy. Common complaints that family therapy can help with include:

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Our Approach To Helping Families

Melody’s approach to family therapy in Calgary is informed by experience as well as education. Melody and the other therapists on staff have thousands of hours of experience talking to families, helping them deal with many different issues to find peace and connection, enabling insightful and personalized solutions. If you are a parent concerned about your children, how your family is communicating (or not disclosing), or struggling with a blended family, we can help you navigate what may feel like an overwhelming but necessary conversation. There are ways to find peace and harmony in your home, and our family therapists can help you to achieve this tranquility.

We were a strange little band of characters, trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant. Loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
-Erma Bombeck

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Book an Appointment for Family Counselling

Contact our family psychologist team with the link below to learn more about how our family therapy services can support your family’s unique needs. In addition to our Calgary family counselling, we also provide other services that can help you manage life’s challenges, including couples counselling and couples therapy for those dealing with relationship problems and individual counselling for those dealing with mental health issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, anger, or grief and loss.