Family Counseling

What is Family Counseling?

Family therapy includes 2 or more members of a family system. Participants in family counseling can be parents and children, stepparents and step siblings, grandparents, aunt/uncles, non-relative caregivers and children. Family relationships can be complicated. There is sometimes a question of who should attend family therapy and that can be decided upon during your telephone consultation. I often work with families on building emotional intimacy, having improved communication, and identifying patterns of behavior that are damaging to the family system. Issues that are often addressed in family therapy include:

  • Blended Families
  • Adoption
  • Divorce/Co-parenting
  • Parenting Struggles
  • Children with behavioral issues
  • Addiction in the family
  • Grief and Loss
  • Conflict within the family
  • Traumatic Life Events

Family members can benefit from family therapy in that family members learn about family roles and how families function, in particular their own family. Family members can also learn ways to handle conflict and changes within the family in a manner that will be more beneficial to the family as a whole. If you are wondering if family therapy might help your family, feel free to call and ask questions.

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