According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress explained that she chose to see a therapist with her 10-year-old daughter, Honor, in order to “learn to be a better mother to her and communicate better with her.”
Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, have three children ― Honor, 7-year-old Haven and 1-year-old Hayes. The Honest Co. founder noted that going to family therapy was a departure from her experience growing up.
“Some people think, like in my family, you talk to a priest and that’s it,” she said during her morning keynote. “I don’t really feel comfortable talking to him about my feelings.”
“I didn’t grow up in an environment where you talked about this stuff, and it was just like shut it down and keep it moving. So I find a lot of inspiration just in talking to my kids,” she added.
Many celebrities have hailed the power of therapy in interviews and public appearances, including Sophie Turner, Carson Daly and Jon Hamm. Alba’s comments emphasize the value of having important conversations with children.
Family therapy can be a very valuable tool for building better communication, promoting conflict resolution and coping with mental health issues.