Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation. ~Margaret Mead

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation. ~Margaret Mead

"I'm youth, I'm joy,
I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg."
~ James M. Barrie

"If there's a book you really want to read
but it hasn't been written yet,
then you must write it."
~ Toni Morrison

"Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations;
he is only trying on one face after another
to find a face of his own."
~ Logan Pearsall Smith

"You don't have to suffer to be a poet.
Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone."
~ John Ciardi

"There are two lasting bequests
we can give our children.
One is roots. The other is wings."
~ Hodding Carter, Jr.

"Love makes your soul
crawl out from its hiding place."
~ Zora Neale Hurston

"I believe that we parents
must encourage our children to become educated,
so they can get into a good college
that we cannot afford."
~ Dave Barry

Family Therapy

  • Is there tension in your home as your teen/young adult becomes more independence?
  • Is your teen showing signs of depression, anxiety, and/or stress?
  • Are you concerned that your child is excessively preoccupied with body image and eating issues?
  • Is life with your college-bound teen feeling fraught with conflict, sadness, and joylessness?
  • Does it feel like teenage turbulence has shaken the foundation of family life?
  • Are you finding that your former methods of parenting are no longer working with your teen?
  • Would your family like helping bringing out the best in each other?
  • Do you wish that your family would spend limit their screen time and spend more quality time together.
  • Are you feeling stressed as you are attempting to balance work/family/personal life?
  • Does your relationship with your partner/spouse feel tense as you respond to the challenges of family life?
  • Would you like to find more joy, laughter, and hope in navigating through family life and transitions?

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:

  • Intact
  • Extended
  • Adoptive
  • Same-Sex
  • Divorced
  • Single-Parent
  • Remarried
  • Blended/stepfamilies