Considerations for Family Counseling
Questions For considering Family Counseling
If you are like many families today then you understand that families come in many different shapes and sizes. Are you having trouble communicating with your partner, co-parent, child, or tired of being put in the middle of an argument? Tried talking to friends and other family members but not getting the support you are looking for? Are you looking for helpful tools that you and your family can employ for understand and listening to one another better? Needing communication techniques that improve your ability to face conflict that results in resolution? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then you came to the right place.
Common Signs Your family needs Counseling
Family therapy can be helpful anytime, but more specifically during life transitions, after major life events, and even as an adjunct to your own individual therapy. Arguments, disagreements, communication that is broken and ends in misunderstanding. All these are some of the most common reasons families will seek counseling.
How one step beyond counseling can help you and your family
Family therapy is going to help support your family in managing conflict and increasing positivity in the dynamic of the family as a system. During therapy, the needs and perspectives of each individual will be considered and explored.
We typically see step/blended families, families navigating divorce and/or remarriage. We also see families who have lost a significant member of their family due to illness, tragic death or natural causes.
As problems become manageable, openness begins to increase and as a result healthy patterns can begin to pave the way for a calmer, happier, healthier way forward.
Whether you are new or experienced as a parent, newly single, part of a blended family, or just having relationship issues there are always surprising elements that can feel unexpected or throw you off course. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or uncertain know that you are not alone. Taking the first step and looking for a therapist is a good place to begin.