The idea of family counseling can be a little anxiety-inducing to parents and families who struggle to manage communication and whose interactions or disagreements have become stressful.
These communication and relationship problems are more common than you might think. In fact, in many cases stress in a family relationship is a normal part of growing up, and a positive sign that your child is learning to be their own person, separate from you. What isn’t so positive is when the rough parts of this normal process start to overshadow the happy times you have together.
Children and teens require a unique approach to therapy–not just adapting “adult therapy” techniques. I have extensive experience working with clients aged 5 – 25 who are experiencing many different concerns, ranging from behavioral issues to trauma and beyond.
Key to this process is conducting family sessions which balance activities designed to make everyone comfortable with solid therapeutic work and problem-solving. We will also work together to discuss combinations of individual and family sessions to make sure our work is accepted and secure for all members of the family.