However you prioritize your life, family invariably ends up being at the center of it in one way or another. And an unhappy or unharmonious home can be like a black hole, negatively affecting everything else in life and draining all your energy at the end of the day.
Every family is like a miniature social ecosystem: each member has usually adapted a certain role and acts according to those scripts. These roles and scripts can be healthy expressions of the way each individual interacts with one another, or they can manifest unhealthy adaptations to an unbalanced family system. The scapegoat/black sheep, power broker, nurturer, hero, and clown are all common family role archetypes parents and children can play.
Effective family therapy will combine individual sessions to explore individual coping and communication styles, with group or joint sessions to mend those gaps in communication and understanding that act as barriers between family members. Through honest hard work and plenty of love, I can help your family learn how to support one another more effectively, listen instead of hear, and function as a unit as well as individuals.
I can also offer support to the parents/family of the child that struggles with trauma, mental health challenges or learning difficulties. 18 years spent as a counselor at DFCS has put me in touch with the struggles of children from all backgrounds and demographics, and have plenty of education and expertise to help support your family through your own unique struggles and strengths.
Call today to take one step towards a more functional, harmonious family atmosphere.
"Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, And our comfort when we falter."