Every family faces challenges and some families find themselves stuck, unable to move past these situations on their own. Our desire is to help families work through these challenges and view them as growth opportunities. For example:
- Your rebellious teen is causing strife in and outside the family. You do not know what else to do and are exhausted by his/her uncontrollable behaviors. While individual counseling for the teen can help tremendously, family counseling can provide a safe place for everyone voice their concerns.
- Your family is the Brady Bunch, except there are less smiles and more tears. While there were occasional conflicts in the beloved sitcom, the Brady family always appeared to figure out how to love more and scream less. Unfortunately, reality for many blended families feels more like isolation, sorrow, and regret. If, you find yourself in a situation similar to this, please know that family counseling can normalize and address many of the problems in your blended family.
- Your in-laws just moved next door and they are affecting your spouse in a way that both upsets and scares you. Because you do not want to be rude to your in-laws, you let the little annoyances slip by unnoticed. Unfortunately, the little annoyances happen more often and now you have had enough and speak your mind. Attempting to take up for your spouse your good intentions back fired and now everyone but the dog is upset at you. While sitting in a counseling session with your in-laws may be the last thing you want to do, family counseling can help bring balance back to your marriage and family as a whole.
These are just a few of the reasons why you might consider family counseling. If, you are looking at family counseling but think it would be too complicated, then please give us a call so we can discuss your concerns.