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Are members of your family, or friends, going through a rough patch? Whether the issue itself, stems from a lack of understanding between those involved, sibling conflict, or developmental disagreements with a child, a difficult situation can have an effect on the entire family. I work with couples, a parent and child, two siblings, any two family members or friends, helping to sort out misunderstandings, improve communication and connection, and identify and treat destructive generational behavior patterns.
Some situations that may benefit from family counseling include:
- Issues between parents (parenting issues or going through a divorce)
- If a member is experiencing behavior issues such as anger outbursts
- Sibling conflict
How can family counseling help?
Family counseling can help open up lines of communication and help family members understand each other’s perspectives. This makes it easier to resolve disputes and relieve unresolved tensions that often build up. During the counseling sessions, each member has the ability to learn ways of communicating better, as well as developing techniques to de-escalate arguments while making sure that everybody is getting heard. This can also help with parenting problems such as conflicting parenting styles, setting boundaries and remaining consistent with your child once the rules are established.
How is it accomplished?
Family therapy or counseling can be used in addition to individual treatment. The goal is to improve communication, conflict resolution, enhancing relationships. Families are a unique ecosystem, and issues affecting one member of a family can reverberate and affect the whole unit. Additional benefits of this type of counseling are that in some instances, the sessions can sometimes heal emotional wounds in a short period of time.