Family/Couples Therapy

Family/Couples Therapy at Banyan Chicago

At Banyan Chicago, we understand that the terrible disease of addiction not only effects the user, but that all loved ones surrounding that person are impacted as well. It’s critical to have a strong support system willing to partake in therapy sessions for the whole family to heal and move forward in recovery efforts. Our specialized therapists meet with family members and the recovering addict to make sure all parties are on the same page when it comes to treatment of addiction. We go over the customized treatment plan and how it was developed for that specific client. The main goal during these therapy sessions is to guide the entire family on the path to recovery and long-term happiness. Our therapists encourage all parties to work through issues that have caused problems in the past, so a fresh slate can be made moving forward in recovery. A family or couple therapy program is encouraged so any relationship moving forward can be positive and healthy.

Family and couples therapy is used in several substance abuse treatment settings, and has proven effective for both adults and adolescents struggling with addiction. This type of therapy is comprised of a set of therapeutic approaches that attempt to use the family’s strengths and health resources to guide them through a life without drugs or alcohol. In this setting, our therapists at Banyan Chicago also help to mend family or relationship conflict that is present as a result from the addiction.

During our therapy sessions, all members create a dialogue that helps to heal the pain surrounding the deep-rooted issues. We guide our clients to identify ways to improve communication and rebuild trust amongst family members. At Banyan Chicago, our therapeutic group sessions involve many benefits for the whole unit, including:

  • Learning what helps and what triggers pain
  • Respecting the needs of each individual
  • Identifying ways to effectively interact through healthy behaviors
  • Building communication skills with the entire family unit
  • Understanding which roles to take on
  • Respecting the intense emotions from each member

Within the family systems model, addiction can be seen as a symptom of disruption in the family. Family is grouped as a close-knit system where each person’s actions affect the functionality of the whole group. It is important to understand that when one person suffers from substance abuse, everyone close to them in the system is affected. The therapy performed at Banyan Chicago helps to repair damaged relationships and guides family members to learn healthy coping skills moving forward.

We offer effective family and couples therapy sessions for those struggling with addiction who want to strengthen their family unit during the process of recovery. If you are battling substance abuse, it’s never too late to change your unhealthy behaviors and allow your loved ones to grow with you along the way. Help is one phone call away. Contact Banyan Chicago today for the help you need from our specialized therapists.

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