One role of the therapist is to be the facilitator for conversation. Sometimes the person in rehab may need the support of the therapist just to begin the conversation. The therapist can teach all family members new and useful communication methods and tools to help them better understand what the addict is going through.
The therapist will be able to point out behaviors which typically shut down communication and provide techniques to keep them open.
Having these conversations at Pine Tree Recovery gives all parties a neutral ground to help clarify issues and move towards a new standard of healthy communication.