Family Therapy

We all wish to have a happy family; however, the dynamics involved are complex.  Your situation might appear to others to be happy while the reality at home is much more challenging. Often, we are unaware of how our personal struggles affect our families and how the struggles of our families affect us.  It usually isn’t for years that we see our spouse’s issues more clearly and struggle to support them.  Children add joy but also can become a source of stress and tension.  Managing all of the conflicting needs of individuals, their schedules, wants and desires can be overwhelming and lead to a slow destruction of the stability of the marriage.  Developing parenting management skills are an important part of creating a happy family life.  Family therapy can help repair and improve relationships where both internal and external stressors have led to fractures, conflict, or distress.

Reasons a family may seek therapy include:

  • A loss in the family
  • Substance abuse
  • Separation or divorce
  • Blending of families
  • Chronic illness
  • Mental illness
  • Shared trauma
  • Physical or verbal abuse
  • Behavioral concerns in a child

Family therapy can be intense, and at times, one or more family members may not wish to attend and that is OK.  The therapeutic process will begin with any combination of family members and I will always work towards ensuring that every voice is heard. Even if your family finds itself in crisis, I can offer constructive support and guidance. By facilitating greater, more open communication and helping you develop healthier, more successful ways to address problems, therapy changes the footing on which your family operates to one that is truly better for all.  Don’t wait.  Take action now to rebuild trust and love in your family.

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