Given the importance of understanding and addressing the larger social environment, family therapy (also called “family counseling”) can be helpful on its own or as part of a family member’s individual therapy plan. While some clients choose to enter family therapy as a first line of treatment, family work is most often incorporated after a period of individual, child, adolescent or couples therapy.
Family therapy provides a safe and supportive environment in which to address potentially volatile issues that have caused tension or conflict within the family. In family counseling sessions, all parties are respected as individuals, and valued as part of the larger family unit.
Family therapy sessions can address an array of issues, including:
- Parent-child conflict
- Adoption, step-parenting and blended families
- Family communication problems
- Defiant, angry or isolated children
- Caring for aging family members
- Loss and mourning
Parenting doesn’t come with a guidebook. Even if it did, new and changing circumstances often throw a curveball. We offer parenting support for all ages and stages of your child’s life, from early childhood through adolescence.
In these sessions, we can help you understand the developmental and/or environmental factors that might be influencing your child’s moods and behaviors—and provide you with tools to better manage these challenges.
Our parenting support sessions can address a variety of issues, including:
- Age-appropriate discipline
- Step-parenting and blended families
- Coping with your children’s mood swings and erratic behavior
- Older children moving back home
- Dual-household families as a result of divorce or separation
No two families are exactly alike. We help you address YOURS.
If you’re interested in learning more about family therapy or parenting support, please contact us by submitting this form, or by phone at 847-729-3034. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.