When most people think of family, they hope that their's is loving, respectful, encouraging, unconditional, and functional. Unfortunately that isn't always the case. Relationships in our families, whether they are with our children, parents, siblings, in-laws, or step-children, can get complicated and significantly impact our well being. Family events can become dreadful and communication can feel impossible. As time passes, hopelessness, anger, and frustration grows causing you to feel stuck and distant. It doesn't have to be that way.
The goal of family therapy is to gain an understanding of the dynamics that are triggering dysfunctional relationships and behaviors; and to make changes that will improve family health. In family therapy, you will gain new ways of communicating, tools to solve problems more effectively, and new insights to promote better ways of relating.
Family milestones and transitions can create significant anxiety. A new baby, a separation, the departure of a child, the blending of two families, and a death are just a few situations that can trigger emotional uncertainty in any family system. It is at this point that the support of a therapist can lead to growth and understanding. My goal is to join you in creating a safe space where the family can explore some of the interactions that have lead to the current family experience. We will work on increasing respect, maintaining healthy boundaries, and creating a family legacy that feels optimistic and valuable. Our families influence a lot of who we are. Let's work together to create a family that feels right for you.