Every family deals with transitions and changes….

Often getting family counseling is the beginning of new, healthier relationship patterns and sometimes breaking generational cycles of abuse or neglect. Family therapy can help improve troubled relationships with your spouse, children, or other family members. We seek to address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the effects of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Family therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. Focused counseling therapy may allow your family members understand one another better and bring them closer.

During family therapy, together we examine your family’s ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions. We will explore family roles, rules and behavior patterns in order to identify issues that contribute to conflict — as well as ways to work through these issues. Family therapy may help you identify your family’s strengths, such as caring for one another, and weaknesses, such as difficulty confiding in one another.

The goal of famility therapy

is to pinpoint your families specific challenges and how they are being handled inside the family unit. Guided by your therapist, you’ll learn new ways to interact and overcome unhealthy patterns of relating to each other. You may set individual and family goals and work on ways to achieve them. In the end, your family will be better equipped to cope with the challenges that will arise over time, and the entire family may achieve a sense of understanding and togetherness. Family therapy doesn’t automatically solve family conflicts or make an unpleasant situation go away. But it can help you and your family members understand one another better, and can provide you with skills to cope with challenging situations in a more effective way.