Family Therapy in Edison, NJ
At GATE, we offer family therapy in Edison, NJ. Family therapy is an effective method for working through family issues, conflicts, trauma, or loss. Our licensed and experienced therapists can help you and your family work through difficult times and emotions so you can build better family relationships and mental health.
Family Therapy Treatments
Our therapists use three types of family therapies to help you and your family work through your struggles and gain improved mental health: individual therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and group therapy. We tailor our treatments to you, depending on your needs.
Individual therapy is a personal type of therapy that breaks up the family members to interact with one of our therapists in a private setting. This is a helpful first step to get you and your family prepared for group therapy by teaching you practical and healthy communication skills.
In cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT, our therapists help you look introspectively at your thoughts and how those thoughts lead to unhealthy actions and behaviors. We’ll help you unpack these thoughts and emotions so you may understand how they affect your relationships with your family and how to change them for healthier ones.
Group therapy allows you to work through your family struggles together with the guidance of one of our therapists. We’ll apply the tools and communication skills you learned in individual therapy so you can discuss your family struggles in a healthy and productive manner. We also have multi-family group sessions where you can work with other families and learn from shared experiences.
Part of our family therapy in Edison, NJ, incorporates gaming elements. Primarily, we use games like board games, storytelling, role-playing, sand trays, and expressive arts for you to learn valuable skills.
Therapy Based on Your Needs
No two family members will work through family challenges the same way, so we don’t believe in using the same therapy for everyone. At GATE, we work closely with our clients to tailor our therapy services to their mental health needs.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
Our goal with our family therapy in Edison, NJ, is to help you and your family work through family trauma, conflict, loss, or other family issues in a healthy way. Our therapists will work with you to develop the tools and support you need to work through these challenges in ways that work best for you.
GATE Therapy Process
When you pursue family therapy in Edison, NJ, at GATE, one of our therapists will guide you through our onboarding process. This process includes a consultation, evaluation, and initial appointment.
During our initial consultation, one of our therapists will collect relevant information about you and your family members. This includes any relevant medical information, diagnoses, insurance, and your goals for therapy. This data will be saved on our confidential web program, TheraNest.
After our consultation, one of our therapists will guide you through an evaluation. Our therapist will gauge your mental health and how we can apply our therapies to you. This stage is necessary for developing a therapy plan that will work best for your needs.
Once the preliminary steps are complete, we’ll work with you to schedule your first therapy appointment. Scheduling can be done online using TheraNest, and it also allows you to pay for your copayments there too.
Benefits of Family Therapy
Develop Healthy Boundaries
Boundaries are important for any relationship, especially for those between family members. Our therapists will help you learn about boundaries, how to set them, and how to maintain them so you may have a healthy relationship with your family.
Our sessions allow all voices to be heard. We create an environment where all members of your family can communicate their struggles and concerns.
Address Negative Interactions
Family therapy in Edison, NJ, provides a safe space to address negative interactions. Our therapists mediate group sessions to ensure all members can address issues such as codependency, enabling, and other harmful interactions in a beneficial way.
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