Family counseling brings parents, siblings, and extended family members such as aunts, uncles and grandparents into the treatment process. The family system has its own structure, and patterns of communication. This may be defined by parenting style, personalities, and other influences. Family counseling is often short term. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Family counseling sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections, and get through stressful times.
All families are unique, and experience conflict. Conflict can happen when family members have contrasting views or convictions that differ. Often times conflict can occur when people misunderstand each other and jump to the wrong conclusions. Issues of conflict that are not resolved peacefully can lead to arguments, and resentment. It is normal to disagree with each other from time to time. Frequent conflict can be emotionally draining, stressful and damaging to relationships. Some people find it difficult to manage their feelings, communicate their thoughts, and become intentionally hurtful, aggressive or even violent towards family members. Communicating in a positive way can help reduce conflict so that family members can reach a peaceful resolution, feel loved, and respected.
Calling all Single Mothers! Calling all Single Fathers! Calling all Parents! Often times, people assume that parenting is something that should just come naturally. As any parent would agree the challenges associated with bringing up any child, whether they suffer from a psychological disorder or not, are numerous, and at times overwhelming. Parents may turn to a number of defense mechanisms that will ultimately worsen the issue. Parent therapy helps parents to manage the parent’s stress levels, and helps them to develop better coping mechanisms, which in turn provides a healthier more controlled home environment.
Teen Pregnancy & Parenting Support
If you are a teen mom, teen dad, currently expecting, or soon to be grandparent we want to talk to you! Would like to learn more about how we can support you, and your family during this major life transition? Do not hesitate to contact us today! Our licensed mental health therapist and our coaches can help you navigate, and adjust to the challenges that you are currently facing and what is to come. With the rise of television shows like “16 & Pregnant,” “The Secret Life of an American Teenager. ” and “Unexpected” teen pregnancy rates have continued to grow. It is important that teens & parents are supported by the whole community. In our village we welcome parents of all ages. Our therapists and coaches can address issues such as: planning & preparation, digesting the news of a new baby, having complications during your pregnancy, issues with co-parents, family support/approval, financial resources, struggling to manage academic obligations, housing assistance, adoption vs. termination counseling, or if you have recently loss a baby due to miscarriage. We are happy to help support you on this journey in anyway.