Our life is becoming increasingly complicated. The modern world imposes complex demands
and leaves very little time for reflection and renewal. There are many reasons to seek out
family counseling and create time and space to renew, reflect, and restore harmony and
balance. Normal life transitions (as families prepare for their adolescent to go to college) often lead
families to redefine how they function as a group.
Adolescence is a notoriously challenging time for families. Therapy can help parents explore how formerly effective methods of parenting may need to shift to accommodate the changing needs of their developing teens/young adults. Teens can often benefit from an opportunity to talk privately with a compassionate family therapist who can both help them celebrate their autonomy and also strengthen their connection to their family.
People who seek family counseling come to the therapeutic setting with personal skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities. By uncovering, discussing and appreciating these strengths, family therapy can assist clients in the process of changing their relationship with the problems in their lives. Honoring the voices of all family members when they gather together, family therapy can help members shift from blame, shame, and reactivity to appreciation, respect, and responsiveness. Families with a diverse range of issues, lifestyle choices, developmental stages, and cultural/racial backgrounds can thrive during demanding times with the compassionate guidance of a family therapist. This journey can truly be a joyful and rewarding one, particularly when members can learn to reawaken their sense of humor and perspective during challenging times.
Family Households who may seek therapy: