Families ripple their goodness into the world!
There is no greater team than a unified family, but a family is only as healthy as is each individual member. Each member is a collection of unique thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and it is not uncommon for differing personalities to clash. These clashes, especially between parents, can create friction. When a family does not stand unified, the children often take on the burden of that weight. Unable to carry such stress, many children act out in any number of unhealthy ways and what is viewed as behavior issues.
Very often, challenging children and adolescent behaviors can be effectively remedied through the process of solutions-based therapy that focuses on the detangling of family dynamics. Family therapy is generally centered around the acknowledgment, respecting, and even praising of differences. I work with families to help them understand how each member unique responds to, supports, or sometimes hurts the other(s).
The most effective way to deal with personal stumbling blocks is to take a moment to step back and objectively view the situation. Examine what you’ve been doing and how that may have contributed to the obstacle, and what you might do differently in the future to move on. Family work is no different but, with so many parties involved, doing so without the help of a mediator can be difficult. It's an honor to work with families to create a unified, cohesive, and loving team.
Family Therapy Approaches
What to Expect in Family Therapy
Build insight on conflictual communication patterns and find solutions
Find alternatives to discipline approaches that are not satisfying or are not effective
Gain awareness on how individual behavior impact other family members
Increased Relational Satisfaction
Learn coping skills and tools to practice in between sessions