Is your family going through a rough patch? Is there a lack of understanding between family members? When someone in the family has a problem it has an effect on the entire family. Family counseling can be helpful in identifying the dysfunctional patterns that exist, and work to change them.
Some situations that may benefit from family counseling include:
- Your family is going through a loss.
- A family member is suffering from substance abuse
- Issues between parents (parenting disagreements, divorce, etc.)
- If a child or teenager is experiencing behavior issues
- Sibling conflict
How can family counseling help?
Families are a system with many well established patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Most of these go unnoticed, but in a counseling setting we are given a unique opportunity to be made aware of them. Once dysfunctional patterns are identified the family can use healthy communication to share each individuals' thoughts and feelings about family problems. Family members learn how to function well as a group, while maintaining their own individual selves. This new knowledge and skill set makes future problems easier to identify and solve. If this is something you'd like for your family, please contact me.