Growing up with an abusive, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent impacts your relationships throughout your life. You learn to walk on egg shells to not risk getting others angry. Life is very unpredictable. It becomes hard to know who to trust. Tension at home is a daily occurrence, not knowing when your parent will be having a “bad” day. Even verbal abuse at home can create considerable fear and anxiety.
People who grow up in such dysfunctional families often don’t realize how much it has affected them throughout their life. You find ways to adapt and survive, but at some point it catches up to you. You may feel yourself struggling with depression, anxiety or feeling conflicted in your relationships.
Dysfunctional Family Therapy can help with
- Communication Skills and Assertiveness
- Anxiety Management including Relaxation Techniques
- Identifying and Changing Negative Thinking and Mistaken Beliefs
- Increasing Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
- Changing feelings of helplessness and powerlessness by increasing your sense of control in your life