Family Transitions Counseling
Every family goes through a transition at one point or another. Sometimes these transitions are joyous like with the birth of a baby or the blending of two households when spouses with children from prior relationships form their new home. Other transitions can be more challenging for a family to navigate such as a separation or divorce, a change in when children have visitation, or sudden loss of income, or move to a new town.
And some transitions bring deep grief with them such as the diagnosis of a serious illness of a family member, the victimization or disclosure of abuse of a family member, or the death of a family member. Whatever transition you and your family are going through at the moment, if you're finding it difficult to resolve conflicts or communicate effectively or if you feel isolated in your grief or distress, Family Transitions Counseling may be useful to you.
Family Transitions Counseling focuses on what's going on for you and your family and works with each member who comes to therapy on making the adjustments needed to create positive change and growth. We take your family history into account as we bolster your family's strengths and resources and offer tools for communicating productively and interacting peacefully as we move forward toward your family's therapeutic goals. We help you to understand why you do what you do and the effect that has on the people closest to you.
Family Transitions Counseling may be able to help:
- If you feel that you can no longer talk to your loved one(s)
- If you have one or more relationships at home that feel strained, awkward, or damaged
- If you or someone in your family are struggling with a limitation or illness and this is having a stressful impact on the family
- If you're contemplating separating from a significant other or spouse but aren't sure that's the action you want or need to take
- If you or someone you love have been the victim of abuse and you need to know how to access help
- If you're struggling with a child custody or visitation issue that needs to be resolved
- If you or a family member have lost a member of your family and feel immobilized with grief
- If you or a family member have lost a job or are experiencing intense financial hardship and this is having a stressful impact on family relationships
- If you are a parent and have symptoms of depression, anxiety or panic disorder, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and need some tools to assist with parenting when your symptoms are active
If you or your loved one work in public safety or the armed forces, please take a look here for help specific to these communities.
Talking about these issues can help you find direction and alleviate some of the stress and sadness they create within a family. Remember, we all will go through transitions, but we don't have to go through them alone. Contact me today if you'd like to schedule an appointment and further assess how you feel you or your loved ones are managing whatever changes have come your way.