Family counseling

The Center provides help for individuals, partners, and families that face a lot of personal problems and troubled relationships. We are committed to a therapeutic approach that understands and promotes the growth and development of individuals in the context of family and community relations. We also recognize diversity in our society and adopt a multicultural approach to uphold the value, dignity, potential and uniqueness of each person.

How Family Counseling Helps Us?

Family counseling helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. In family therapy, you will learn the skills you need to get through the stressful times and to deepen relationships. Family therapy can be useful in any situation that causes anger, conflict, stress or grief. You may work to generally improve troubled relationships or to address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the effects of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Families in therapy will learn new ways to interact and overcome unhealthy patterns for the benefit of the entire family.

Just like adults, some teenagers and adolescents can benefit from therapy. Many need help dealing with school stress, violence, bullying, the loss of a relationship, or peer pressure. Others need help working through their feelings about family or social issues, particularly if there 's a major transition, like a death, divorce, move, or serious illness.

Therapy for teens focuses on building self-esteem and improving relationships and communication. Therapists who specialize in the treatment of teenagers are experts at helping adolescents to cope with stress, develop problem-solving skills, a strong sense of self and emotional strength.

Who We Serve

Marital Problems: For married couples or individuals planning to marry experiencing relationship problems, communication conflicts, or pre-marital concerns.

Family Problems: For traditional or non-traditional family problems involving behavioral difficulties with young children, school-related concerns, adolescent problems, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, separation and divorce concerns, and/or depression or anxiety, and for help coping with stressful events such as illness, death, or other loss.

Life-Adjustment Problems: For people coping with normal life transitions or situations such as singlehood, remarriage and stepfamily concerns, gender orientation, parent care, and retirement issues.

Conflict between parents and their children: The parent-child relationship doesn’t end when children turn 18. In fact, you might be aware that it often becomes much more complicated. Sons and daughters frequently struggle with parents and in-laws who still tell them what to do well into their thirties and forties, who interfere in their marriages, who criticize their parenting. It can feel demeaning, frustrating, and downright infuriating – and it certainly impacts negatively on the parent-child relationship. And of course, in marital situations, the negative stereotype of the difficult mother-in-law is all too real for many couples.

On the other side, parents often worry about their adult children becoming increasingly distant, keeping them out of their lives, or seemingly losing interest in the relationship altogether. What could be more painful than being blocked out of the life of the child you gave birth to and raised from day one? What could be harder than being replaced by your child’s spouse as the most significant person is his or her life?

The truth is that more often than not, both sides are deeply interested in having a solid relationship, but feel like an unbridgeable gap has opened up between them. Children instinctively want to connect to their parents – it takes significant and protracted abuse on the part of parents to break that innate urge. Likewise, almost all parents feel connected to and responsible for their children on a deep, intrinsic level. This is good news, because it means that rebuilding a strained relationship is a matter of returning things to a natural state, which is always easier than creating something artificial.

The change from child to adolescent to adult is a transition that must be addressed by both parents and children. Neither side can continue to behave as they always did and assume that the relationship will survive. If you need help managing, improving, or repairing your adult parent-child relationship, contact us to see how we can help you.