Utah Family and Marriage Therapy

marriage-family-therapy-counseling-utahFamily and marriage therapy in our Utah facility works with families and couples to foster positive interactions, or to address a problem in the family relationship. Whether the issue lies within you, your partner, a child, or even a parent who’s in crisis, Utah family therapy can help!

Family therapy is inclusive and considerate of the needs of each member of the family unit. This method of therapy aims to strengthen the entire family by allowing each person to rely on one another to work towards desired family changes.

Pathways Real Life Recovery uses a solution focused approach to therapy to establish goals for lasting change. Our family and marriage therapy method is based on the theory that actions are learned responses acquired from past experiences, and by learning new ways to use positive reinforcement or to achieve conflict resolution as a family or couple to move forward. Your family learns to express and explore thoughts and emotions safely. We work to help your family understand each other’s needs, build on strengths, and enable the family to talk about distressing issues in a way that invites engagement and recovery.

Pathways Real Life Recovery Family & Marriage Therapists will walk side-by-side with your family to help you cultivate change and heal your heart

Family therapy in our Utah clinic deals with the whole family or couple, and not just one person. It helps families and individuals understand the impact their actions can have, and families work to improve interactions or resolve conflicts in a positive, reinforcing manner.

A family or marriage therapist may notice and point out the family or couple’s way of interacting or behaviors, and suggest different ways of responding to family members. Narrative family therapy helps to eliminate a person’s negative thoughts that may cause them to internalize their problems. The Utah therapist will use the strengths and positive attributes to help the individual recognize how removing the negative self-talk that plagues their life, helps them to improve their self-image and how they perceive life. During solution-based family therapy, Pathways works to reinforce desired behavior to improve family communication, rather than focusing on negative acts. Our method helps to encourage families and couples to focus on the present and not dwell in the past.

Family and Marriage Counseling Programs in Utah

Family and marriage therapy can take many forms and most therapists use an array of approaches including counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, and others to achieve success. At Pathways Real Life Recovery we create a custom plan for your family to get positive results that last.

Family and marriage therapy can help with issues such as:

  • Parenting Issues / Parenting Skills
  • Depression and Affective Disorders
  • Alcohol Recovery
  • Drug / Substance Abuse Recovery
  • Mental Illness
  • Work Stress
  • Divorce or Separation Issues
  • Child / Adolescent Behavior
  • Teenage Rebellion
  • Trauma or Emotional Abuse
  • Loss or Grief
  • Eating Disorders
  • Blended Family / Adoption
  • Chronic health problems like cancer

Family and Marriage Therapy at Pathways Real Life Recovery Helps to Create Love and Light

Pathways Real Life Recovery offers marriage and family therapy in our Utah facility, or from the comfort of your own home, with unbiased therapists that provide your counseling. Your treatment plan depends on your family’s specific situation, but is usually short term. Our Utah program aims to teach skills that create deeper family connections and allow families to get through stressful times – even after completing therapy.

Family can be the biggest source of support, joy and love, but there are times when it can also be the greatest source of hardship or grief. Working with a family therapist can allow your whole family to examine your family’s ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions. Your family may explore roles, rules and behavior patterns in order to identify specific problems that contribute to conflict. If your family is faced with a marital struggle, substance abuse, work problems or other issue that may threaten to tear your family apart, contact Pathways Real Life for a free assessment opportunity!


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