Family Counseling

Is your family going through a rough patch? Family counseling is helpful when problems arise and will restore and improve communication.

 

It is important to remember that seeking help and support is an act of love. An act of sacrifice for the family and compassion for each individual’s needs within your system. 

Counseling SDC understands the sensitivity of having to discuss extremely private and intimate family details. We offer short term and long term services for families. We have specialized intimate partner services to better support your family.

 

Did you know that in a family of 4 you are managing approximately 11 relationship dynamics?!

Different situations with different people equal different results

Every individual in the family plays a role 

Sometimes things get out of whack

WHAT are we going to do & HOW can family counseling help us?

Family counseling can help open up a line of dialogue and communication and can 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 or counseling 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.

  • Identify automatic and distorted thinking that contribute to the family system 
  • Draw the link between emotions and negative automatic thoughts and mis-perceptions
  • Identify ingrained family beliefs that fuel the system
  • Correct distorted thinking
  • Challenge automatic thoughts 
  • Stop Quid-Pro-Quo behaviors 
  • Establish boundaries
  • Set family rules