Family/Couples Therapy

When you’re in a committed relationship, you will not agree on everything.  It’s easy to lose sight of who you are.  Every relationship has a life cycle that leads to psychological warfare and conflict.  Some fight it out and eventually evolve to the growth stage.  Some remain in the passive-aggressive stage of psychological warfare. Many give up and opt for the early out called divorce. Therapy helps couples develop the skills to grow and mature together.  It allows individuals to become true to themselves rather than appeasing the partner and festering resentment. Loving somebody is not for the weak of heart. You need skills and strength of character to love a uniquely different person.

Family therapy can strengthen communication and be an excellent way to modify old, ineffective patterns and build new pathways to understanding.  Family therapy can be helpful with any situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict.  Some common reasons include sibling conflict, blended families, parent separation, parenting challenges, and mental illness.  It can include all family members or some members.  Family therapy sheds light on how roles, experiences, and patterns create common, normal challenges in the family unit.  Therapy helps your family acquire skills, tools, and have a better understanding of each other.  At times, a family member may also require individual counseling.