Looking for family therapy in Calgary or surrounding areas?
Do you want to help your family become stronger and more united?
Are you striving to better support a family member who is going through a difficult change or crisis?
Do you want to communicate better within your family and resolve difficult issues that are affecting your relationships?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, we can help!
Family therapy provides a safe setting for each member of your family to openly discuss how they are impacting and being impacted by challenges that you may be experiencing as a family. Such challenges can include:
Family therapy recognizes that we are best understood in the context of the relationships in which we live. Since our health and well-being is influenced in large measure by the family environment we reside in, family therapy seeks to understand and foster change in the relationship patterns that exist between individuals in the family system rather than focusing directly on issues or factors within a specific individual.
Family therapy is designed to help identify, alleviate and change relationship patterns and to help families create new, more empowering patterns. Often positive changes in family patterns also result in the alleviation or resolution of symptoms experienced by individual family members.
Family therapy focuses on strengths - those of the family as a whole, and those of individuals within the family. Identifying strengths helps family members build on a positive foundation and to access their natural healing capacities that the family already has.
Since each family member’s perspective is important in understanding family patterns, your therapist will likely request that all members of your family attend therapy together, at least initially. Your family therapist will listen, provide support and seek to understand how you, as family members, interact with one another.
He or she may invite each family member to describe their definition of the problem, what makes the problem worse, what solutions have been attempted, and how these attempted solutions have affected other family members. This will enable your therapist to formulate an understanding of how the presenting problem is affected by family patterns, and, in turn, how family patterns are affected by the presenting problem.
Your therapist will then help you to empower yourselves to find new creative solutions to the problems you are facing as a family, and to create new patterns of communication, emotional experiences, and perspectives that foster hope and healing. Through the assistance of family counselling you can become a stronger, closer and more united family team.
If you have any questions or would like to contact us by email, you can complete a brief confidential contact form here. Once you submit the contact form, a Cobb & Associates intake staff member will respond as soon as possible.
The Calgary Couples Counselling Centre (a subsidiary of Cobb & Associates Inc.) is located in southeast Calgary (near Leons and Trail Appliances on 11th Street SE). Please click here for our full address and a map to our location. We are currently accepting new clients and warmly welcome self-referrals and referrals from physicians and other professionals.
We appreciate your interest in our services and hope this information has been helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.