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To be human is to experience pain, anguish, anxiety, despair. Though the human spirit is resilient, sometimes events in our lives overwhelm our capacity to cope. In individual therapy, the focus is on you, your relationships, and how you interact with the world. Individual therapy might be the right modality for you if you need time dedicated to working through individual issues that are causing you distress or events that you are having a hard time moving past.
In couples therapy, the focus is on the relationship between you and your partner and the dynamic between the two of you. Couples therapy can benefit couples entrenched in patterns that are hindering them from achieving the kind of closeness they desire. Sometimes it takes a trained, impartial third party to help set the environment where couples can feel safe to give voice to previously unspoken or unacknowledged needs. During couples therapy, each party may come to understand the role they play in the dance that they are engaged in and have a structured space to work on rewriting that pattern.
Family therapy can be a powerful setting for members of a family to come together to unite against a problem that is standing in the way of the life they envision. Family therapy provides mediated space to discuss how an issue is impacting the family and what each person's role is in maintaining that issue - so that we can hopefully disrupt that dynamic. And sometimes just hearing a family member describe a situation to a third party can provide powerful moments of revelation. In cases where parents may think the issue lies just with the child, I would still encourage family therapy to maximize the therapeutic benefit of engaging in a conversation that can be illuminating for all parties. At the end of the day, a therapist comes and goes, but your family stays. Engaging in a conversation with an open and curious mind can reap huge benefits in the long run.
An important note
If there is abuse occurring in the couple or family, couples/family therapy is contraindicated because it can do more harm than good. For example, therapy may unwittingly elicit information that may be used against the abused party later by the abusive party, thereby putting the abused person at greater risk. Couples/family therapy is also conducted on the premise of mutuality, where the parties involved share mutual responsibility in the presenting issues and must cooperate towards mutual goals. In the case of abusive relationships, this concept of mutuality does not apply - there is no justification for violence and abuse. In those cases, it is recommended that the abusive party seek individual therapy with a specialist to work on anger management, address any underlying substance abuse issues, or any other issues. Group therapy is also an option, where the abusive party can work in a collaborative group setting with others dealing with similar issues.
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