In many cases, individual or group therapy can lead to the discovery of issues with family and friends that need to be addressed in a structured and supportive setting. Difficult mental health and addiction disorders affect the entire family system, and left unaddressed, can cause irreparable damage to relationships with spouses, parents, and children. Untreated mental illness can be stressful and even traumatic to the loved ones of the afflicted. At Raul J. Rodriguez, MD & Associates, our goal to facilitate family recovery, and provide care not only to our patients with mental health issues, but also their family and friends.
Couples therapy and family therapy are two of the services offered at Dr. Raul Rodriguez’s Boca Raton psychiatry and therapy practice. Therapy is a faster and more effective approach to changing problematic family dynamics, rather than attempting to work out issues without professional guidance. Family and friends have a powerful impact on our overall mental health, and when the family unit starts to fall apart, everyone suffers. Dr. Rodriguez and our experienced team of therapists help each member of the family identify the ways that they can contribute to the constructive resolution of disputes, and move past any issues or resentments. Using different therapeutic approaches, our team helps families strengthen and improve their communication skills and bonds with one another.
The challenges that families with issues like addiction or mental illness face are difficult and unique. At the practice of Dr. Raul Rodriguez, we understand that family support and education is vital to helping our patients recover. We also understand the toll that untreated mental illness and substance abuse takes on the family. Providing consultation and therapy to the family not only helps them heal, but ensure the best possible success rate for our patients.
At the office of Dr. Rodriguez, we have specialized staff with experience in dealing with family counseling for addiction mood and personality disorders. By using various therapy methods, pain within the family system can be eased by the creation of sincere dialogue, facilitated by a trained mediator. Going through therapy as a couple or as a family brings everyone closer together, by teaching how to interact with one other while still considering each other’s feelings. Family therapy is a very important part of resolving family tensions and building a support network for the loved one suffering from addiction or mental illness.
The quality of family involvement and support contributes significantly to success and recovery. During crisis intervention, as well as throughout the entire recovery process, members of our experienced treatment team will be available to provide guidance and support. We offer many resources and treatments, including psycho-education, adolescent therapy, and support groups, to help each member of the family unit face their unique challenges with strength and patience. By addressing every member of the family system, we ensure a well-rounded family recovery. When everyone is working towards the same goal, understanding and patience make the process easier, and the main way to achieve that is a form of therapy.
The journey towards family recovery begins with a consultation with our Medical Director & Founder, Raul J. Rodriguez, MD. Dr. Rodriguez is an experienced, board-certified psychiatrist who provides joint-consultations to couples and families who have a loved one suffering from mental illness. Based on the family consultation, Dr. Rodriguez creates a custom treatment plan that includes both individual and family therapy for our clients and their family members.
“I feel better overall. I have learned valuable tools to help manage my issues”