Family therapy is helpful for addressing a crisis or transition within the family. Whether it’s dealing with a developmental stage a child is going through, handling the effects of divorce, working through the grief that comes from the loss of a parent or child, coping with the transition that involves a family member who is coming back home after being institutionalized, or understanding mental illness within the family, I can help a family group find solutions to problems that are causing them distress. I provide a safe place for family members to solve family relationship issues.
In family therapy, we work through a process to identify what happened in the past, determine what the current needs are, and establish new family rules. Counseling may include an entire family, or smaller units of family members such as:
- a mother and daughter experiencing a strained relationship
- two siblings not getting along
- adult children with different lifestyles from other members of their family
- in-law problems
As we work together, we can explore better ways of communicating and understanding among family members to achieve more happiness and peace.