Families are constantly undergoing change at different points in the family life cycle and as a result are required to adjust to the needs of the members involved. Parents shift from caregiver to authoritarian to a supportive peer as children become more autonomous and as a result need their parents in a different way. While the process of raising children includes joy and excitement, shifts in the family system can cause increased stress and lead to a great deal of fighting and conflict at home.
Benefits of Family Therapy
Whether you are coping with loss or illness, a recent move, or struggling to get along with your teenage daughter or son, therapy can be an effective tool to improve communication and reconnect your family unit. In session, we will work together to establish a healthy parental hierarchy where the parents present as one cohesive unit and are equally respected by their children. Similarly, we will help parents create a safe space for their children to share their fears and concerns while guiding parents to respond in a manner that increases trust and strengthens your relationship with your child.
Family therapy can be both short and long term depending on the presenting problem and the active participation of everyone involved. If you are considering supportive therapy for you and your family, please do not hesitate to reach out and schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation today!