The family unit is a system - pull the string on one side and it affects all other parts. If one member of the family is out-of-sorts it can significantly alter the system. Members can be affected by many things - divorce, blending families, marriage, co-parenting, mental health concerns, and substance abuse just to name a few. This can lead to high levels of stress and anxiety.
If a person’s home base is not safe and secure, it can impact all areas of their life. With family and marriage counseling, family members can develop healthy communication, resolve conflict, address individualized needs, and strengthen the unit. Family bonds are likely the most important attachments that one will have. Prioritizing and strengthening these bonds is crucial to good mental health.