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FAMILY, ADOLESCENT & CHILD COUNSELING
Do you feel like your family, your home and all you have worked hard for is now unsafe, in disrepair, or going off the deep end?
Sometimes conflict in our families feels that way.
We can help.
Families typically come into therapy due to concerns about a family member, often a child or adolescent. While your child or adolescent may need to be treated as an individual due to mental, behavioral or academic issues, Family Therapy looks at the family as a whole system and not a group of individuals.
Step or blended families can struggle through the process of integrating different parenting styles and new sibling relationships, while issues between former partners and custody are still being worked through.
You may be seeking therapy because your child or teenager is "causing problems" in the family. Various issues affecting children and teenagers often presented in family therapy may be underperforming academically, not listening to parents, or not following or respecting family rules, and getting in trouble at school or home. Sometimes your child may have special challenges such has ADHD, be on the autism spectrum, or be anxious or depressed.
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Other family issues that may be present are a parent or parents' alcohol or substance abuse. Other addictive behaviors and codependency issues also have an impact on the family. Tweens and teenagers may get into drugs and alcohol or even high risk behaviors, causing distress within the family.
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Each family has their own pattern of communication, culture, and structure for how each member interacts with the other. Family Therapy can help increase awareness of dysfunctional patterns of interaction and behavior within the family and help you choose to live and communicate differently as a family.
Therapy can help strengthen the bond between your family members, provide new ways to manage conflict, help everyone to feel validated, and increase positive and effective communication.
Many teenagers and tweens face new challenges in this extremely fast-paced, and sometimes lonely world. Being "good enough” may be replaced by perfectionism, feeling pressured to achieve more and succeed at every challenge. Additionally, electronics, the Internet, gaming and social media make things more difficult to navigate.
Often many teenagers and even young adults
entering college may feel anxious, depressed, or perhaps overwhelmed and confused, about how to manage their growing emotional academic and social demands, as well as cultivating relationships. Sometimes parents struggle with how to help their kids develop and maintain positive self-worth while setting appropriate, consistent and fair expectations.
Some of the ways we can help your family:
Compliance and Parenting Strategies
Academic and behavioral issues at school.
Adoption and foster care issues, as a parent or as a child entering the family.
Identifying parenting styles and developing consistency in parenting.
Extended family and partner's family issues
Bereavement, Grief And Loss
Develop healthy ways of communicating and increase positive interactions between all family members.
Single Parenting problems
Step, Blended and alternative family styles
Divorce and divorce recovery
LGBTQ issues related to family and extended family