Many families encounter stressful times and difficulties, as most families go through many challenges and changes together. Family therapy not only benefits the overall family relationship it can also help individual members of the family address specific issues and improve their relational skills. These positive changes benefit the individuals not just within the family, but in the individual's relationships outside the family as well.
Common concerns addressed in family therapy include:
- Major family transitions
- Family feuds and conflict among family members
- Sibling issues
- Parenting issues and problems with children
- Communication issues (e.g. difficulties expressing emotions, wants or needs)
- Divorce or separation
- Mental illness of a family member
Family Therapy is unique due to its focus on changing the entire family. Family Therapy looks at the family as a whole because every family is a system where each person impacts everyone else within the family unit. Since Family Therapy aims to change the entire family, improvements can be lasting because each family member who changes continues to exert change on other family members.
Couples and Marital Counseling
Often by the time a couple comes to counseling they have tried many different ways to try to solve the issues in the relationship. Through couples counseling your therapist will help you begin to explore more deeply the concerns facing your relationship, so you can get to the root of the problem. Your therapist is trained to help you identify the patterns for how you and your partner communicate and teaches you how to change those patterns into new, healthier ways of interacting.
Research has found that satisfying relationships can improve your health and overall quality of life. Relationships take work and when you put in the time to work on your relationship, you can lead a happier, healthier life. Being able to talk about your problems, even ordinary stresses and strains, with friends as well as with your partner can help protect your relationship.
We work with the full range of challenges and struggles people face in
- Communication issues
- Premarital counseling
- Pre-engagement counseling
- Dealing with difficulties of blended families
- Dealing with issues from past relationships
- Dealing with an affair or betrayal
- Managing family dynamics
- Stress of life (finances, busy schedules, not enough time for one another, etc…)
We Can Help
Counseling involves a collaborative process where you work with a trained professional who will support you in resolving personal conflicts and emotional difficulties. Common concerns focused on in both Family and Couples/Marital Counseling include:
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