Family Therapy Sherwood Park: Onyx's Comprehensive Approach to Healing

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At Onyx, we understand that families can face numerous challenges and complexities. That’s where our specialized Family Therapy in Sherwood park, Edmonton, and surround areas in Alberta comes in. This approach is not just about addressing individual concerns but working together as a cohesive unit to foster better understanding and growth.

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is a unique approach to mental health that emphasizes the interconnectedness of family members. At Onyx’s Family Therapy Edmonton, we recognize that a family’s dynamic influences the mental well-being of each member. Therefore, we address problems not just at the individual level, but as a shared experience.


Why Choose Family Therapy Edmonton at Onyx?

Here are a few reasons why our Family Therapy in Edmonton stands out:

Tailored Approaches: Our therapists understand that every family is unique. We craft personalized plans to meet your family’s specific needs.

Skilled Therapists: Our team of professionals in Family Therapy Edmonton has the expertise to handle various family dynamics, conflicts, and challenges.

Community Support: We don’t just provide therapy; we create a supportive community around you.


Services Offered in Family Therapy Edmonton

Our Family Therapy in Edmonton includes several sub-services tailored to diverse needs:

Couples Therapy: Strengthen bonds and rebuild meaningful connections between partners.

Parenting Support: Equip yourself with skills and insights for the intricate journey of parenting.

Conflict Resolution: Master tools and strategies for harmoniously resolving family disagreements.

Blended Family Support: Navigate the complexities and celebrate the joys of merged family units.

Friendship Support: Foster healthier, more fulfilling friendships within the family dynamic.

Families with teen children: Address unique challenges and dynamics of adolescence within the family. 

Families with adult children: Bridge generational gaps and enhance mutual respect and understanding.

We invite you to explore our other therapy services as well, tailored to various individual and group needs.


How Family Therapy Edmonton Can Benefit You

Family Therapy in Edmonton at Onyx offers more than just a solution to immediate issues. We focus on fostering a strong, resilient family foundation. Here’s a closer look at the benefits:

  • Strengthening Bonds: Through family therapy, bridges of understanding are built, fostering deeper compassion and empathy among family members, ensuring closer ties in the long run.
  • Providing Tools: Challenges are an inevitable part of life. Our therapists arm you with practical strategies and tools, ensuring you’re well-equipped to navigate through future familial challenges with grace and understanding.
  • Encouraging Growth: Every family member is unique. At Onyx, we prioritize individual growth while ensuring it complements and enriches the family’s collective well-being.
  • Improve Communication: Enhanced communication is the bedrock of healthier relationships. We help families break down barriers, ensuring open, honest, and productive communication, reducing misunderstandings and fostering clarity.


Getting Started with Family Therapy Edmonton

Taking the first step towards healing can be challenging, but our team at Onyx is here to support you. Reach out to us today to learn more about Family Therapy in Edmonton and embark on a path of growth and understanding with your loved ones.

Family Therapy Edmonton at Onyx offers a comprehensive approach to healing and growth. Our experienced therapists, tailored strategies, and commitment to community make us a trusted choice for many families in Edmonton. If you’re ready to foster stronger family connections, don’t hesitate to contact us and begin your journey toward healing.

Family Therapy Sherwood Park: Onyx's Comprehensive Approach to Healing

Family Therapists in Sherwood Park, AB

Family can have different meanings and evoke a multitude of emotions for people. Families can also look different from each other in their structure. They may be comprised of parents and children, extended relatives, single-parent, multi-parent, or multi-partnered families. As well as families with no children, step or blended families, adopted children, and “found” families. The dynamics, roles, rules, customs, beliefs, background, social norms, and patterns of relating are all different in each family unit. Thus contributing to the family’s complexity. However you define family, the goal of family therapy is to better understand, support, and relate to each other.

Family counselling is a type of group therapy that can help families who are navigating change, feeling overwhelmed, and are unsure how to move forward as a team. It can help individual family members build healthier relational patterns, and communication skills, and manage conflict within the family system. 


Family Therapy Helps With Changes


As families experience change and transition, the needs of each family member will also change. Resulting in shifts in dynamics and how each member relates to each other. 

  • For example, as children transition to teenagers, they will push for more autonomy and independence. If parents are unable to adapt and find a suitable compromise between their teen’s need for independence and the parent’s need for connection, conflicts arise. 
  • Teens may want to understand and explore their sexuality, and this can be an uncomfortable subject for parents to navigate. On the other hand, children may be struggling with adjusting to their parent’s divorce. Resulting in behavioural issues, symptoms of anxiety or depression, or withdrawal from the family. 
  • Family Therapy can help families resolve conflicts, find clarity and gain new perspectives, improve communication, relate to each other better, update rules that are more appropriate for the current stage of the family, and improve functioning so the family structure does not stay stuck in the same negative patterns or spiral.

Long-term studies have shown that family dynamics and emotional bonds can impact a person’s life from development to adulthood. Additionally, experiences such as abuse or trauma can have long-term effects on a person’s life. However, having strong support can help mitigate some of the negative effects of trauma. Family counselling can be utilized to work through experiences of trauma and help caregivers or family members to support other members through their traumatic experiences.

Is your family struggling with transition and change?

Adjusting to change can be difficult. Especially while also trying to manage the wants and needs of each individual within a family structure. What we know for sure is that as a family, change is inevitable. As families grow they may be dealing with change associated with moving, aging, divorce, death, unemployment, trauma, mental health issues, and more. Kids transition from toddlers to adolescents to launching off the school and leaving home – as this happens the role of parents grows and changes too. 

These changes and life transitions are ones that can alter our sense of self, our purpose, and how we manage our day to day. During these times each family member could be dealing with a wide variety of emotions. Such as fear, uncertainty, anger, sadness, and grief.

In Family Therapy we can help you navigate times of transition with the tools you need to thrive.

The uncertainty of change is a major catalyst of stress and anxiety for each member of a family. It is also an inevitable part of life, change happens whether you want it or not. Change can also encourage the development of new skills and bring about a greater sense of unity as a team. By focusing on the things we can control, leaning into our strengths, and working together we can alleviate the negative emotions that come with change.  The goal of family counselling is to help everyone in the family understand and support each other through these times. With the help of a family therapist, you will work to create a better more easeful home environment.  They will support you in resolving family conflicts and any other unique issues you might face as a family.  Family therapy works to validate and understand all members of the family. That includes their personal experiences and perspectives. Communication is key when working with families and Onyx takes great pride in providing the tools necessary for healthy family interactions. Even during times of change and conflict.
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Common reasons for seeking family therapy:

Because of the stress associated with times of transition, can have a huge effect on daily life. If you do not have the coping skills or support to help you through these times as a team, it can feel overwhelming. Common reasons for families to seek support from a family therapist include: 

Why trust Onyx with your Family Counselling?

The way you process change makes a difference. At Onyx we work with your family to help you move from transition, stress, and conflict into a place of shared goals. We help you put coping mechanisms in place and navigate this journey with hope and trust in each other. 

Our goal is to see you use these times of transition and change to create stronger communication, personal growth, and a shared understanding of how to work through this together successfully as a team. 

We focus on improving communication between family members while honouring each person’s difficulties and the impact they have on the family. When each person feels supported and we can work within their strengths, positive change for each individual person and the family will be the ultimate result. 

Our approach to family therapy in Sherwood Park, AB

Our approach to family therapy is a multimodality approach that incorporates different aspects of therapeutic treatments to suit the needs of the individual as well as the family. Each family is as unique as the individual within them.

Sometimes we may use techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to address specific behaviour problems. Other times we may introduce more interactive techniques such as modelling and role play. We may create new routines to improve family functioning or introduce the concept of boundary setting. We may use Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) to identify and shift negative patterns of interaction and relating.

Whatever the modality we take the time to understand the unique perspectives of each individual and their role within the family unit. We will work with the family to address each person’s underlying needs, behaviour patterns, and reactions/responses to each situation.  There is no single path when it comes to family counselling. It is a complex and multidimensional therapeutic process that our family therapists are equipt to navigate. 

Image of a father and son walking together on a farm with a dog. A family therapist can help you build better communication in your family. Family counselling is about helping each member adjust to changes within the family. No matter what your family looks like we can help you with family therapy in Edmonton, AB T6R 3R8.

Move forward together as a team.

Yes, times of transition and change can be stressful. By recognizing each transition phase as a normal part of life, controlling what you can control, and utilizing proper coping skills, you and your family can move forward together and navigate these transitions as a team!

Are you ready to start Family Therapy in Edmonton, AB?

Family counselling at Onyx consists of 50-minute sessions. So we can support you and your family, no matter how simple or complex they might be. If you are ready to work towards a shared goal as a family our family therapists are here to help. Just follow these steps:

  1. Fill out a contact form and receive a call from Onyx within 24 business hours.
  2. During your call, we will discuss what’s going on and you can ask us any questions you may have.
  3. We will connect you with the best family therapist for you
  4. Start family therapy and work towards a shared goal today. 

Other Services Offered at Onyx in Sherwood Park, AB

 At Onyx all of our services are available through online therapy to anyone in Alberta. We provide mental health services for the whole family. With therapy for adults, teen counselling, trauma therapy, and depression treatment. For your relationships, we offer therapy for relationship problems, couples therapy, and marriage counselling. Additionally, we offer intimacy and sex therapy for both couples and individuals. If you are looking for a support group we also provide group counselling. Our Edmonton therapists are here to support you through your unique challenges. Contact us to get started. You can find information on our fee structure here.
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