Parenting and Family Therapy

Updated on March 2nd, 2017 by MAHA Mental Health Clinic

Midwest Asian Health Association Mental Health Clinic

–Parenting and Family Therapy

Are you finding yourself struggling with parenting your kids? Is your kid struggling in school? Are you feeling disconnected from your kids? There’s a misconception that therapy is needed only when your kids have a mental disorder diagnosis. The truth is that therapy can address a wide range of problems, such as your child’s emotional and behavioral problem. It can also help you build a stronger and healthier relationship with your kids.

Being parents can be overwhelming. Sometimes new parents can be unsure of what is best for their child. It becomes especially difficult when your kids show signs of behavioral challenge, physical or intellectual disability, or mental or physical illness. Marital problems can lead to ineffective parenting which further increases great levels of stress within the whole family.

Research has shown that when parents don’t communicate well often send confusing signals to children. It is hard for children to under what is expected of them. This can often lead to behavior issues, creating further difficulties for parents. Therapy can not only address your child’s problem, it can also help parents become a cohesive unit. Therapy can help couples become better at resolving disagreements regarding parenting and family life. Therapy is an opportunity for parents to feel empowered by building a stronger parental bond through the challenge of raising a kid.

One might ask why family therapy over individual therapy. While individual therapy can be helpful, family therapists offers a unique perspective to dealing with problems. Family therapists look at the big picture and address issues that affect the whole family. Family therapy is often helpful because each family members can bring up individual concerns and the therapist can connect those issues to the family dynamic. This allows the parents to look at the underlying issues that need to be resolved.

All therapists at MAHA are licensed by the state of Illinois. They are trained to offer skills that can help family develop healthy boundaries, build cohesion and better communication among family members, promote problem solving through understanding of family patterns, build empathy and understanding, and reduce family conflict. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to talk about the concerns that you have about your family or your kids. We also offer consultation and assessment so that we can create a plan that is best fitted for the needs of your family.

230 W Cermak Rd. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 225-8708
intake@maha-us.org

美亞心理健康中心

您是否在孩子的教育上感到困擾?您的孩子是否在學業上有所掙扎?您是否感到無法拉近與孩子的距離?很多人認為,心理諮詢僅僅是針對已經被診斷有心理疾病的孩子,這是一種誤解。事實上,心理諮詢可以幫助您解決很多問題,比如孩子的情感和行為問題。它同樣可以幫助您與孩子建立一種更親密更健康的關係。

做父母可以是一件令人苦惱的事情。有時候,新的父母常常不確定什麼才是對他們的孩子最好的。當孩子出現了一些異常的行為習慣,身體智力障礙,或者身體心理疾病時,作為父母會承受巨大的壓力。夫妻之間的感情問題也同樣會導致孩子的教育問題,並且加劇整個家庭環境的緊張氣氛。

研究表明,當父母交流不暢時常常會對孩子釋放混亂的信號。孩子很難明白父母希望他們怎麼辦。這會常常會導致行為問題,反向給父母造成更大的困擾。心理治療不僅僅可以解決孩子的問題,它還能改善您的家庭關係,讓夫婦能夠更好的解決家庭生活中的矛盾。通過參加心理諮詢,能讓父母共同培養孩子,從而建立更加緊密的聯繫。

也許有人會問,為什麼是家庭治療而不是個人治療。雖然個人治療也會有所幫助,但家庭治療師會從一個更加獨特的角度處理這些家庭問題。家庭治療師會從全局出發思考,並且解決這些影響所有家人的問題。家庭治療師鼓勵每個家庭成員把他們的個人憂慮帶到治療中來,並連接到家庭的動態中。這使得父母能夠看到那些深層次中需要被解決的問題。

美亞健康協會的所有家庭治療師都擁有伊利諾伊州頒發的執照。經過專業訓練,家庭治療師可以家庭建立健康的界限,緊密的健康的聯繫,通過理解家庭模式推動問題的解決,建立相互理解與共情,並且解決家庭矛盾。請不要猶豫與我們聯繫,告訴我們關於你的家庭和孩子的憂慮。我們同樣提供諮詢和評估,這樣我們能一起制定一個針對您家庭需求的完美計劃。

230 W Cermak Rd. 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 225-8708
intake@maha-us.org

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