Is your family going through a rough patch? Whether the issue itself, stems from a lack of understanding between those involved, sibling conflict, or disagreements with a child, a difficult situation can have an effect on the entire family. Family counseling can be helpful when problems arise and can help restore and improve communication.
Some reasons families seek counseling include:
- If a family is going through a loss.
- If a family member is suffering from substance abuse
- Issues between parents (parenting issues or going through a divorce)
- If a teenager is experiencing behavior issues such as anger outbursts
- Sibling conflict
How can family counseling help?
Family counseling can help open up a line of dialogue and help family members understand each other’s perspectives. This makes it easier to resolve disputes. During the counseling sessions, each member has the ability to learn ways of communicating better, as well as developing techniques to de-escalate arguments while making sure that everybody is getting heard. This can also help with parenting problems such as conflicting parenting styles, rule enforcement and remaining consistent with your child once the rules are established.
Family therapy can be used in addition to individual treatment. The goal is to improve relationships and improve methods of communication and conflict resolution. Families are a unique ecosystem, and issues affecting one member of a family can reverberate and affect the whole unit. Additional benefits of this type of counseling are that in some instances, the sessions can heal emotional wounds in a short period of time.
At P.E.E.C.E KEEPERS, we offer counseling services for the entire family, whether it's co-parenting, adolescent development, sibling relationships, divorce, change management, or more. We can help you discover the root cause of your conflict, help families bond again, rebuild relationships and grow together.