Family & Couples Counseling

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Family & Relationships Therapy

Family relationships are vital to our mental health and wellbeing. Family therapy can help your family resolve conflict, improve communication, problem solve together, and restore harmony in your home. When your family learns to respond to each other's emotional needs, respect each other's differences, and work through difficult feelings, you will become stronger together.

You may meet with your therapist together as a whole family, or as individual members. Supplemental individual appointments can often be beneficial to address topics and issues that relate to your family's therapy work, and allow individual family members to open up about their feelings in a less-pressurized setting. 

Family therapy can be used to address a wide range of family issues—such as marital problems, conflict between parents and children, the effects of substance abuse, and the impact of depression on the entire family. 

For couples

We can work specifically with you to work through relationship or communication problems and create emotional closeness. Our therapists will guide you to understand and meet the emotional needs of your partner, learn tools to negotiate differences, work through conflict in healthy ways, and maintain deeper levels of intimacy and closeness.

Per-marriage or premarital counseling can help dating or engaged partners to resolve differences and understand their partner better before marriage so that they have the tools to create a happy and healthy marriage from the start.

We have helped numerous families with a variety of stressful situations including:

  • Preparing for marriage with premarital counseling 

  • Relationship conflict either between spouses or between a parent and child

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Blended family dynamics

  • Divorcing families

  • Mental health crises (such as living and coping with a family member who has a mental health condition) 

  • Physical health crises (caregiving can have significant impact on a family's mental health) 

  • Grief and loss

  • Adult children intervening with aging parents

  • Extended family problems 

  • Substance abuse and addictions

"The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family."

— MOTHER THERESA —

Therapy Outcomes

Here's a sneak peak of some of the things we may talk about and accomplish together in therapy
  • Learn about how families function in general, your own family patterns, and how to express healthy boundaries.

  • Focus less on the family member who has been identified as ill and focus more on the family as a whole. 

  • Identify sources of conflict or anxiety in your marriage or family. Develop strategies to resolve them. 

  • Find courage to grieve and move forward after traumatic events or loss. Experience increased closeness and heal chasms caused by grief. 

  • Navigate transitional phases such as becoming parents, becoming empty nesters, or joining together two families.

  • Discover increased empathy for your family members or partner and their experiences.

 

  • Explore feelings of anger in healthy ways, learning how to deal with anger and temper without lashing out at family members.

  • For dating partners—resolve worries and fears concerning marriage to begin your new life together on a solid foundation of communication and emotional connection.

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