We understand that family life isn’t always easy. Tensions can arise between generations, spouses, siblings, and significant others. This is entirely normal. The important thing to remember is that there are people who can offer help in the form of family counseling.
Family therapy usually involves having the affected members get together in a comfortable environment under the guidance of a trained counselor. The group can be as big as a multi-generational extended family, or as small as a couple. It can grow or shrink as needed, according to the clients’ needs and the counselor’s advice.
The goal of this therapy is to heal the rifts and problems that can appear in even the most loving families. Understanding is essential, but this does not mean that anything goes. There needs to be a give and take from each person involved.
We have therapists with experience in particular areas. For instance, if you and your significant other think that intervention is necessary, you can meet with someone who specializes in couple’s counseling.
We can also help people with specific mental illnesses, as is seen in our anxiety and depression treatment methods. These treatments may go hand in hand with substance abuse counseling or trauma work, in order to alleviate the surface manifestations of these mental illnesses.
If you think you could be helped by family counseling, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle M. Funaioli LCSW.