Family Counseling

Sometimes issues are best resolved when they are addressed with multiple family members present at counseling sessions.  Families often come for counseling when they have difficulty resolving an issue, when there is tension in one or more relationships, or perhaps when they are struggling with a particular life transition (birth, death, marriage, divorce, relocation, retirement).

Parenting and step-parenting are another common focus of counseling. Sometimes family counseling can be helpful in dealing with normal life transitions or life disruptions with one family member and the effects on the rest of the family.

Family counseling helps family members gain an understanding of disruptive problems and improve their communication skills and interaction styles so they can be more effective at reaching solutions that lead to greater family harmony. 

Family counseling also enables the various family members to interact with honesty and acceptance and to lessen family habits that cause pain and unhealthy behaviors.  As individuals in a family feel free to be open and vulnerable, they can develop healthier, more positive relationships and experience greater freedom and joy at home.  Every family is unique and has many dynamics, so a counselor might work with an entire family group or some combination of its members.