Family Counseling

[seo_combined] Family Counseling


There is nothing more important than the health and well being of your family.

Often stressors from inside the family and from without can disrupt and fracture relationships. With the guidance of a skilled counselor each family member is encouraged to express and explore his or her thoughts, emotions and reactions. This allows the therapist to partner with an entire family to help them gain awareness and understanding of dynamics that have become habitual within their family.

I alert family members to healthy and unhealthy communication patterns and then provide tools and skills necessary to restore well-meaning communications within the boundaries of the family.

Some common family counseling goals are to communicate more effectively and meaningfully; resolve problems and conflicts; to guide through traumatic experiences (death, serious physical or mental illness or child and adolescent issues); and to create a more positive family environment in order to strengthen relationships and increase support.  

Family therapy is based on family systems theory in which the entire family is viewed as a unit or system rather than just the sum of its individual family members.  Family system theory is based on several major concepts and problems and are treated by changing the way the system works rather than trying to fix a specific member.