Do You Feel:
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.
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
Here are some of the issues I provide treatment for: