Family counseling provides an opportunity for family members to work through their differences/misunderstandings in a non-threatening and safe way, while gaining effective communication skills. Many families go through life-transitions, such as divorce, re-marriage, grief and loss, addiction, merging blended families, adolescence, parenting conflicts, and communication issues. These transitions can result in feelings of sadness, anger, frustration, loneliness, resentment and failure. Often times family members struggle to communicate how they are feeling – which can create isolation and trigger mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety.
Family counseling opens up a space for understanding, insight, self-awareness, autonomy and acceptance in families. When each family member feels heard, understood, loved despite differences, and accepted - change happens. Responding from a place of mutual respect enriches the lives of each family member.