Are there tensions within your family? Is there a lack of understanding between family members? Are there significant underlying issues that need to be addressed? Are your two-family units working on blending? Or are intergenerational differences making it hard to connect?
Even if you all grew up in the same household, you and your family members can be very different people. Large age gaps, natural differences in personalities, contrasting values or beliefs, and much more can lead to conflicts at home between loved ones.
And with even more young people continuing to live in their family home after they reach adulthood, more and more families (over 18% of the US population) are now living in “multi-generational” homes. In these families, people of very different ages and generations have to learn to co-exist.
Each of these challenges and living arrangements can result in disagreements, disengagement, and even serious conflict.
You can improve your relationships, create authentic communication and respect and begin to heal past from current emotional wounds. You and each member of your family can learn to validate, hear, understand and accept each other, with tools gained in family therapy.
If this sounds like you…
– There is a lack of honest or respectful communication within the family
– You feel disconnected, angry, or upset about family members’ behaviors
– You or other family members feel isolated and alone
– There are feelings of judgment or dismissive acts
– You are trying to “blend” and finding it extremely difficult
– You’d love to strengthen family bonds and build self-esteem
– You each genuinely want to respectfully resolve conflict and improve your relationships
Then family counseling may offer the ideal path. Whether aimed at addressing small issues or dealing with potentially relationship-breaking challenges, family therapy can help each person feel valued and connected to the rest of their family unit.
As a trained marriage and family therapist, I offer your family evidence-based, compassionate support when coping with changes to the family unit due to divorce, blending families, children leaving home, or death. At Genesis Counseling you are provided a non-judgmental, supportive environment to meet your family’s needs. Confidence, openness, and respect are encouraged as your family is helped to work together to improve relationships with each other and themselves.
By encouraging honest, empathetic communication and implementing family-friendly strategies that aid acceptance, healing, and greater clarity, family counseling becomes an empowering process.
If you’d like to see how counseling could help your family find new peace, please contact me today for an appointment.