Do You Feel:

  • Your family feels like it’s in constant chaos
  • Worn out by ongoing conflict at home
  • No one seems to see each other’s point of view
  • Parenting strategies used by your parents don’t work with your teen today
  • Your family is the only family struggling with turmoil
  • Everyone else’s family on Facebook looks so happy and healthy

If you identify with any of the bullet points above, you are not alone…

In family counseling, I will evaluate the entire family unit. While you might feel one family member, in particular, is in the main reason for your family’s disruption, we will help you understand each family member’s role in how the family functions. By working with the family unit It can help families to strengthen communication, redefine roles, and restore healthy boundaries in order to improve both individual and family functioning. In family counseling, I will ensure each family member is heard and respected. By listening to each family member’s point of view, we can start working on strategies to facilitate healthy communication between family members and address the underlying causes of your family’s frustrations.

Frequently Asked Questions about
Family Counseling

Prior to your first appointment, there will be a number of forms you must fill out online. The first session can last between 50 and 60 minutes. I will will review the completed forms with you and will answer any questions you may have. We will talk about your concerns and what you hope to accomplish through therapy. If you are brining in your teen for therapy, the parents may be invited to join the session for the last 5-10 minutes at which time we will discuss if you both think I’m a good fit for your teen and family.

Therapy sessions are typically 45-50 minutes, while groups run longer per session. You will typically meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis depending on your needs. Typically, most clients meet with their therapist 6-10 sessions, however, together we will decide the best course of treatment.

Counseling is not a quick cure for your problems. The counselor is there to help you explore your feelings, thoughts, and concerns; to examine your options; and to assist you in achieving the goals you have set. Therapy, like life, is a process. I strive to help you learn to trust this.

How Family Counseling Can Help You

  • Focus on improving communication for the entire family
  • Break the cycles of conflict by identifying stressors that trigger these cycles and by improving conflict resolution skills
  • Re-establish and re-define family roles
  • Focus on new problem-solving techniques
  • Identify areas parents can help their teen transition into adulthood
  • Identify each family member’s role and contribution to the family unit
  • Encourage all family members to embrace change
  • Greatly improve your child’s chances for success in school, sports, and life through positive reinforcement and unconditional positive regard
  • Create an environment where positive behavioral change is possible

Here are some of the issues I provide treatment for:

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  • Abandonment
  • Athletic Pressure
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Issues
  • Peer Pressure
  • Loneliness
  • Loss of friend or family member
  • Low self-esteem
  • Parent separation
  • Problems with Peers
  • School Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Stress