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Strengthening Bonds: The Power of Family Sessions with Susan Ulmer Addiction Services


Addiction is a complex and multifaceted struggle that affects not only the individuals directly involved but also their loved ones. The impact of addiction ripples through families, creating a web of emotions, strained relationships, and a desperate need for healing. At Susan Ulmer Addiction Services, we recognize the crucial role that family plays in the recovery process. Through our transformative family sessions, we provide a safe and supportive environment for families to come together, understand addiction’s dynamics, and rebuild strong, healthy connections.

Rebuilding Trust and Communication:
Addiction often erodes trust and damages communication within families. Family sessions with Susan Ulmer create a space where open and honest dialogue can take place. Through guided discussions and facilitated exercises, family members can express their feelings, concerns, and experiences in a supportive environment. Susan helps families develop effective communication strategies, fostering understanding, empathy, and trust. Rebuilding these essential foundations strengthens the family unit and paves the way for lasting recovery.

Education and Understanding:
Understanding addiction is crucial for families to provide the right support and guidance. Susan Ulmer conducts educational sessions during family therapy, providing valuable insights into addiction as a disease and its impact on individuals and families. These educational components help families gain a deeper understanding of addiction’s underlying causes, the cycle of addiction, and the challenges faced during recovery. Equipped with this knowledge, families can offer informed support, break down stigma, and foster a compassionate environment that promotes healing.

Healing Trauma and Co-Dependency:
Addiction often coexists with trauma and codependent relationships within families. Susan Ulmer’s family sessions address these interconnected issues, helping individuals and families heal from past wounds and dysfunctional patterns. By exploring the roots of trauma and codependency, Susan guides families towards healthier dynamics, empowering individuals to establish boundaries, prioritize self-care, and cultivate their own identities outside of addiction. Through this transformative process, families embark on a journey of collective healing and growth.

Developing Relapse Prevention Strategies:
Maintaining long-term recovery requires a proactive approach that involves the entire family unit. In family sessions, Susan Ulmer helps families develop relapse prevention strategies. By identifying triggers, addressing enabling behaviors, and fostering a supportive network, families play a vital role in creating a stable and nurturing environment for the recovering individual. Together, they develop a comprehensive plan that encompasses healthy coping mechanisms, ongoing support, and tools to navigate challenges that may arise along the journey of recovery.


Addiction recovery is not an individual journey but a collective effort that involves the entire family. At Susan Ulmer Addiction Services, our family sessions provide a transformative space for families to heal, reconnect, and rebuild stronger bonds. By fostering open communication, deepening understanding, addressing trauma and codependency, and developing relapse prevention strategies, families become a vital source of support, love, and encouragement. Together, we can break the chains of addiction, embracing a future filled with hope, resilience, and lasting recovery. Contact Susan Ulmer Addiction Services today and take the first step towards healing your family.