Conflict is a natural part of any relationship, so it’s naturally a part of every family.
Families come in all shapes and sizes, from the traditional family with its extended relationships, to the modern step and blended families, and a growing number of single parent families. As a result, family counseling can involve individual, couples, and group counseling, working with children and adolescents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and even cousins.
Family therapy is about starting with the family as it is, and working with the family members at their own pace and comfort level.
It’s about helping family members create a safe environment by learning to deal constructively with conflict in a non–attacking, non–judgmental manner, and by developing clear, open lines of communication in which everyone can feel heard, understood, and respected.
Communication is key.
Family Therapy is one of the most challenging yet rewarding parts of my practice. My goal is to create a renewed or new family environment; one of acceptance, safety, security, emotional connection and love.
Beyond the conflict, your family can learn to listen, to truly understand, and to feel understood. Your family can realign around laughter, joy, affection, and authentic interaction to turn disconnection into intimacy.