Family therapy is beneficial when there have been stressors, or a stressful and traumatic event. When a family experiences trauma, everyone within the family will have a different response. And just as each individual in the family would respond differently, each family has a different dynamic. Doing therapy as a family can help to establish healthy boundaries, develop better communication skills, and help with problem solving in order to reduce anger and conflict and allow cohesiveness to develop. This form of therapy can help each person in the family to share and learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses. When you know what bothers someone and what makes them feel encouraged, it is easier to get along. Bringing things into the light really help in communicating when we are hurt or bothered. It is very important for all members of the family to be heard and to feel heard so that all problems are identified. And through therapy, once the problems are identified, we can help guide you through resolving them. Just as negative emotions within the family can affect the dynamic, so can genuine, positive emotions. Family is supposed to be a safe place where you can be vulnerable, feel secure, and feel a sense of belonging. Here at Joyful Restoration, we know and understand that sometimes dysfunction occurs but we believe that God wants wholeness and unity within your family unit. If your family is struggling with communication, relatability, or maybe the death of a loved one, it could take a toll on the entire family and keep you stuck. Do not let another day go by where you are sitting in depression, hate, or a lack of desire to be around your family. This can be your year of victory to see your family connect in a fresh, unique way!