What Is a Family Therapy Program?

Family therapy is an effective method for dealing with issues that can affect an entire family’s mental well-being. Unlike individual therapy, family therapy will allow all members of the family to talk to a counselor together, allowing for the development of deeper communication and coping skills.

For teens struggling with addiction or mental health issues, families can be the fiercest ally they have. This is why it’s critical for families to open up lines of communication and sustain the relationship between the teen and other family members.

If your teen is in treatment, family therapy is an excellent option to allow the whole family to heal together. At Evolve Treatment, we offer the best comprehensive and compassionate teen family therapy in California.

Support for Families & Teens

You are not alone.

Evolve offers support groups for families while their teens are in treatment. We believe it’s impossible to understand a teenager without understanding underlying family dynamics. Therefore, we encourage family members, caregivers, and loved ones to participate in the treatment and recovery process while their teen is under our care.

When possible, families regularly attend individual family therapy, multi-family support groups, and parenting Groups. It’s crucial for families to learn recovery skills alongside their kids. As your child learns the lessons they need to recover, we teach you how you can support them during treatment, how you can support yourself during treatment, and what to expect when your child comes home from treatment.

Off-Site Resources for Teens and Families

We connect you with support groups for families such as:

  • Al-Anon
  • Nar-Anon
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous
  • Dual Recovery Anonymous
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Groups

You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel

These groups exist for the sole purpose of helping families and loved ones of individuals struggling with substance abuse, addiction, or mental health problems. We know you may feel isolated, alone, and misunderstood, just like your teen did before they enter treatment. It may be hard to walk into one of these support groups for the first time, but we encourage all Evolve families to take advantage of these resources.

Thousands of families have been where you are right now, and they’re willing to share their experiences with you. They’ll give you hugs, shoulders to cry on, tough love, or stories that will have you laughing through tears. They’ll give you empathy, compassion, understanding, and the knowledge that although the road to recovery may not be easy, it is within reach: they’re living proof.

Benefits of Teen Family Therapy

Teen family therapy has a number of benefits for both you and your teen. These types of programs are exceptional in helping teens make friends while feeling supported and heard as they move toward recovery.

Family members will also learn valuable communication skills that they can apply to their daily lives. By establishing an open and collaborative line of communication with your teen, you can navigate any sticking points and conflicts with a greater sense of ease.

Families also generally find a sense of clarity after attending family therapy, owing to the neutral perspective offered by counselors and the wealth of knowledge about major mental or behavioral health issues.

Teen & Family Therapy Can Help With:

Teen and Family Therapy can help with a variety of different behavioral or mental health issues, as well as more general familial problems — including:

  • Substance abuse
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Mental health issues
  • Behavioral issues

For example, we have programs tailor-made for alcohol addiction and drug addiction, as well as LGBTQ-affirming treatments and mental health therapies. Our options also fit the needs of each individual, with both intensive outpatient and residential treatment available.

Why Choose Evolve Treatment Centers

As one of the top adolescent residential treatment centers, we offer a comprehensive list of services, including family therapy programs and family support for addiction. Each therapy or service is performed by caring and compassionate professionals who are experts in their respective fields.

We also use proven therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Individual Family Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and various programs, such as support groups for families of mentally ill teens.

If you’re looking for the best teen family therapy in California, Evolve Treatment also has locations throughout the state — including in both Southern California and Northern California.

Get Help Today With Our Teen and Family Therapy in California

Whether you’re looking to mend your relationship with your teen or you’re seeking support groups for families of addicts, Evolve Treatment center can help.

As one of the best providers of teen family therapy in California, we have trained professionals who can answer any questions you might have and help guide you through the process.

Each program is also tailored to the individual — with plenty of understanding and compassion applied. We know that healing first comes with empathy, and we work hard to ensure that every client of ours is able to recover and thrive.

Give us a call today.

Teen and Family Therapy FAQs

How Long Is The Teen and Family Therapy Program?

The length of a Teen and Family Therapy program can vary depending on your family’s needs and other factors. Generally, you can expect treatment programs to last about 30 to 45 days, depending on the therapies applied.

What Is The Process of Family Therapy?

Family Therapy programs vary, especially since we tailor each treatment to the individual. You can expect to attend family therapy sessions with your teen while they’re in treatment. You’ll have the option to go to multi-family support groups and parenting groups, as well.

What Do You Talk About In Family Therapy?

Topics discussed during family therapy sessions can be literally anything. You may discuss conflicts within the family, opposing viewpoints or inter-familiar issues, or the growth stages of your teen as they transition into adulthood.

How Do I Know If We Need Family Therapy?

If your teen is struggling with substance use disorder, mental health issues, or addiction, then it may be time to get help. At Evolve Treatment Center, we pride ourselves on helping families through the recovery process so that you — and your teen — can thrive.