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Family therapy can provide a number of long-term benefits for people, in San Diego and surrounding areas in California, who access this form of treatment. Rather than focusing on the issues a particular individual may be experiencing, this therapeutic approach helps to address broader issues which may be affecting the entire family. Counseling services are typically provided by a trained family therapist and are designed to benefit each family member. However, even a licensed family counselor may encounter challenges when providing therapy for families.

One challenge a family counselor may face is learning how to work with the children in each unique family. Many family therapists in San Diego have implemented clever techniques that keep children interested and engaged during family therapy. Activities may include drawing, painting, playing with cards, or using puppets. What has been the result of incorporating these and other imaginative family therapy techniques into the treatment session? They may help children better understand abstract ideas discussed during family therapy.

Individuals who are trying to find a family therapist in San Diego, California, may experience a number of positive results when accessing treatment. Medical research shows that family counseling and creative family therapy interventions may help to address a number of issues such as:

While some people access family therapy when faced with unfolding challenges, other individuals may choose to seek family counseling services when they anticipate a major future change within their family. Examples of such a change may include inviting elderly parents to live with the family, job loss, moving to a new country, or deciding to remarry.

References:

  1. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. (n.d.). About marriage and family therapists. Retrieved from http://www.aamft.org/imis15/AAMFT/Content/About_AAMFT/Qualifications.aspx
  2. Lowenstein, L. & Post Sprunk, T. (2010). Creative family therapy techniques: Play and art-based activities to assess and treat families. Retrieved from http://www.lianalowenstein.com/articleFamilyTherapy.pdf