Exploring Different Types of Family Therapy for Lasting Change

April 21, 2024
Family Therapy Methods

At Family Strong Counseling, we believe in the power of family therapy to transform relationships and create lasting change. Our experienced therapists are here to guide you through the process, helping you understand the different types of family therapy and how they can benefit your family.

Strategic Family Therapy: Achieving Goals Together

Strategic family therapy is a goal-oriented approach that addresses specific issues within the family. Therapists collaborate with families to develop strategies and interventions that lead to positive outcomes. This approach often involves assigning tasks or homework to help families practice new behaviors and achieve their goals.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): Cultivating Emotional Bonds

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) operates on the premise that emotions are at the core of our experiences and relationships. It focuses on identifying and transforming the underlying emotional responses that drive behavior and interactions within relationships. EFT works by helping individuals and couples recognize and express their emotions more effectively, leading to greater understanding and connection. By addressing these emotional patterns, EFT aims to create more secure and satisfying relationships.

Compared to other forms of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or psychodynamic therapy, EFT stands out for its emphasis on emotions and attachment. While CBT focuses more on changing specific thoughts and behaviors, and psychodynamic therapy explores unconscious processes and past experiences, EFT specifically targets the emotional bonds between individuals. This approach can be particularly effective in addressing relationship issues, as it helps couples understand the deeper emotions driving their interactions and develop new, more positive patterns of connection.

Take the First Step Towards Healing

If your family is facing challenges, don’t wait to seek help. Our team at Family Strong Counseling is here to support you every step of the way. Schedule a free consultation today and take the first step towards healing and growth. Your family deserves to thrive, and we’re here to help you make that happen.

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Rob Reynolds

I'm Rob Reynolds, LMFT, founder of Family Strong Counseling and Wellness in Colorado. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arvada and Littleton, I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and am a certified Recovery Therapist (CRT). I'm passionate about love, relationships, and recovery, holding a Psychology degree from BYU and a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.

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