Family Counseling

Family Counseling

With over 10 years experience working with adolescents, young adults, and their families I’ve seen how relationships can impact people in both healthy and hurtful ways. Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and interact with the world around us.

Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships can benefit from family therapy.

Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:

  • Divorce
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Problems between siblings or step-siblings
  • Domestic violence
  • Unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member

Family therapy works because it addresses family issues by involving the whole system.  A shift in one area creates change in others.  No one has to be the bad guy of the problem.  Everyone gets to be part of the solution.

Some positive family therapy outcomes are:

  • Creates a new way interacting
  • Promotes problem solving through understanding of family patterns and dynamics
  • Builds empathy and understanding
  • You can have fun together again

Studies show that family therapy is particularly important for families with members who struggle with addiction, eating disorders and other behavioral issues. Approaching a problem as a team and supporting one another in a new way will stop unhealthy patterns for everyone. And it will stop disruptive cycles for family members who are yet to come.

If you’re interested in learning about how to start pulling your family back together, contact me today so we can schedule an appointment.

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