Family Counseling

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Whenever children and teens are seeking therapy, family counseling plays a role in the healing process. Even within the same household, family members can have different communication styles, natural differences in personality, and contrasting beliefs that contribute to conflict. In family counseling, parents can learn ways to help guide their children during emotional moments, and develop new strategies to improve behavior. Siblings 4 and older can also participate to learn ways to cooperate, share, and be independent problem solvers -all of which leads to less squabbling and tattling!

Family counseling can be an idea path to better communication and a fun, peaceful, and content household. It can help each person feel valued and connected to the rest of the family. You will get to explore family dynamics in a non-judgemental, supportive environment, and help your family work together to improve relationships and trust.

Family therapy with young children often involves creative therapeutic activities and “homework experiments” to allow families to try new ways to communicate, divide responsibilities and  reduce power struggles. At Summer Counseling, we provide compassionate support for those who struggle with divorce, blended families, moving, death, or other transitions that can be challenging.

So if these sound like you…

  • There is a lack of honest or respectful communication within the family
  • You feel disconnected, angry, or upset about family members’ behaviors
  • You or other family members feel isolated and alone
  • There are feelings of judgement or dismissive acts
  • You’d like each member to better understand others’ opinions and thoughts
  • You’d love to strengthen family bonds and build self-esteem
  • You each genuinely want to respectfully resolve conflict and improve your relationships

…Then family counseling may offer the ideal path. 

Whether aimed at addressing small issues or dealing with potentially relationship-breaking challenges, family therapy can help each person feel valued and connected to the rest of their family unit.

Family counseling also offers evidence-based, compassionate support when coping with changes to the family unit due to divorce, blending families, children leaving home, or death.

In our practice we provide a non-judgmental, supportive environment to meet your family’s needs. We combined evidence-based techniques and therapies to foster confidence, openness, and respect, and help your family work together to improve relationships with each other and themselves.

By encouraging honest, empathetic communication and implementing family friendly strategies that aid hearing, healing, and greater clarity, family counseling becomes an empowering process.

We can provide you with the right tools, appropriate approaches and healthy insights. Client frustrations often ease or disappear, problems become manageable, validation and openness increases, and healthy communication paves the way for calmer, happier relationships and a healthy way forward.

If you’d like us to show you how counseling could help your family find new peace, please contact Jennifer Kokes or Morgan McGinnis today for an appointment.