Family Therapy

Couple with kids

Family Therapy

Family counseling focuses on understanding the multiple relationships between parents, children, extended family and outside relationships. Family relationships are very complex, requiring the understanding of many layers of interaction.

Reasons parents may seek family counseling include help dealing with a child who struggles with emotional or behavioral problems.  Parenting solutions often involve learning new techniques and strategies to improve relationships and restructure roles in the family. In most families, problems are not isolated. One problem in a parent-child relationship can have dramatic impact on other relationships in the family.

In family therapy if there is a commitment from at least one member of the family to change, then that individual has the potential to improve the dynamics in the total family interaction.

Some common reasons families seek help include:

  • Acting out teens and adolescents with behavior issues
  • Children dealing with problems at school or in relationships
  • A child or parent suffering with depression, anxiety or another chronic illness
  • Issues around parenting
  • Inconsistent or conflicting parenting approaches
  • Issues with drugs or alcohol
  • Issues before or after a divorce
  • Trouble in step families and blended families
  • Out of control adolescents or teens
  • Conflict between parents
  • Financial issues