Family Issues
When a person is having emotional issues stemming from their family relationships. This in a very common reason for individuals to seek therapy.
Family support

/fam.i.ly/ /sup.port/

n.noun

Family support refers to families ability to support and assist each other in overcoming adversity. Family support proves to be a fundamental factor in the therapeutic, behavioral and emotional restoration of a troubled teen.

During adolescence, a teenage son or daughter may stray from the path, so to speak, while simultaneously ignoring the love and support from family members. Consequently, teens alienate themselves from their families. Feeling estranged from loved ones, adolescents may then display out of control behaviors. A teen such as this is often stigmatized as a troubled teen or troubled adolescent.

As frustrating and daunting it may be at times, it is crucial for family members to support a troubled teenage boy or girl during this time of need. During this, often tumultuous and chaotic venture, it is vital for parents to not fall victim to helplessness, but instead, support their child by locating therapeutic treatment, as this will lead to promoting therapeutic wellness within the troubled child.

Family therapy

/fam.il.y/ /ther.a.py/

n.noun

Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that treats families and assists them in encouraging change and development. This therapy tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. Family therapy emphasizes family relationships as an important foundation in supporting and enabling therapeutic wellness.

Family therapy is designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family. Family therapy contends that the internal dynamics of the family can produce and sustain problematic behaviors in family members. Therefore, by promoting change within the inner dynamics of a family, this type of therapy is able to restore therapeutic wellness within the family unit.


Family therapy addresses underlying, family issues (communication problems, interpersonal conflicts, behavioral issues in adolescents). By recognizing the fundamental issues that are causing disorder, family members are able to effectively work towards recovery as a supportive and cohesive entity, as opposed to striving for therapeutic wellness as individuals.

Fundamental skills

/fun.da.ment.al/ /skill/

n.noun

The Psychology Dictionary defines fundamental skills: the ability needed to perform a task or understand an idea. 2. The basic ability necessary to function competently in society. Skills are reading writing, mathematics and communication.

Fundamental skills are rudimentary abilities essential for living a basic, functioning life. Fundamental, of course, describes the bare essentials of an entity. Without a fundamental foundation, nothing can come to fruition. Furthermore, without fundamental, rudimentary skills, an individual cannot effectively navigate through life as they lack the basic abilities to do so.

Troubled teens will sometimes struggle because they lack certain fundamental skills, making it impossible to achieve any type of substantial success. Troubled teens who lack the fundamental abilities to accurately control their emotions, abstain from acting on impulse, or even adhering to society's most reasonable boundaries, are living a dangerous, chaotic lifestyle. If left unchecked, this lifestyle will ultimately result in utter destruction, or at best, unwavering mediocrity. Teens living by a conduct, that prevents them from living a productive life, will greatly benefit from the treatment of a residential treatment center.