The Thanksgiving feasts are long gone in Orange County, but there may be lingering feelings from that first family gathering of the holiday season. For many, the festive spirit often matches our sunny skies. However, you may be left feeling a lingering sense of anxiety, misunderstanding, and family tension.
If you’re feeling stress and anxiety around unresolved issues, you may be relieved to learn that many people start considering family therapy after Thanksgiving. Mariposa Center offers family therapy in Orange County, focusing on resolution and creating stronger connections with your family as we move into the holiday season and beyond.
Do More People Get Family Therapy After Thanksgiving?
According to Amy Morrin, LCSW, “Requests for therapy appointments in my office skyrocket around Thanksgiving. Existing clients often want to be seen more often, former clients request to come back to treatment, and potential new clients inquire about starting services.” But why is that?
Thanksgiving gatherings can sometimes act as a catalyst, revealing the friction and conflict within families. It’s common for individuals to come away from these reunions with a heightened awareness of the need for professional guidance.
Why Consider Family Therapy?
Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and foster a better understanding among family members. It’s not about assigning blame but about learning and growing together. The holiday season, with its emotional highs and lows, often magnifies issues that could benefit from a therapist’s intervention.
Dr. Krista Driver, LMFT, President & CEO of Mariposa Center, emphasizes the significance of post-holiday therapy, “The holiday season often brings a mix of joy and stress, revealing deep-seated family issues. At Mariposa, we see a surge in families seeking therapy after Thanksgiving. It’s a time when people realize the value of addressing and healing these dynamics for a healthier, happier family life.”
The Mariposa Approach to Family Therapy
At Mariposa Center, we understand that every family is unique, with its own set of dynamics, history, and challenges. Our personalized approach ensures that each family’s journey toward healing and understanding is tailored to their specific needs.
What to Expect in Family Therapy Sessions
Family therapy sessions at Mariposa Center provide a safe and neutral space for each member to express their thoughts and feelings. Our trained therapists facilitate discussions that aim to uncover the root causes of conflict, improve understanding, and develop effective strategies for coping and communication.
After Thanksgiving, many families find themselves at a crossroads. Have you found yourself at one? Opting for family therapy can be a powerful step toward mending and strengthening relationships. It’s an opportunity to start fresh, addressing issues with professional support.
Getting Started with Family Therapy in Orange County
As we step into the holiday season, let’s remember that it’s okay to seek help. Whether the stress of the holidays has brought issues to the forefront or a long-standing need for guidance and support, Mariposa Center is here to help families in Orange County get started on a path of healing.
If your family is considering therapy after the holiday season, we’re here to help. Contact Mariposa Center today to learn more about our family therapy services and how we can support your family’s journey toward healing and understanding.