Are you tired of feeling stuck and spinning your wheels, but not getting anywhere?
Are you eager to turn your current relationship challenges into an opportunity for growth and intimacy?
Counseling is available from a Bowen Family Systems perspective.
From this perspective, a variety of problems can be addressed, while inviting the individual to greater awareness, clarity, and motivation. In doing so, one takes on the challenge of becoming more responsible for their resilience and choices in the face of life and relationship challenges.
Marriage and family counseling is available for a variety of life issues and problems.
Consultation can address a variety of issues:
- Communication problems
- Infidelity and emotional affairs
- Family and in-law issues
- Child behavior problems
- Emotional distance
- Separation and divorce
- Family leadership
- Physical Illness
- Stress & Anxiety
- Premarital issues
- Pregnancy & post-partum transition
- Marriage conflict
- Sibling problems
My Approach in Marriage/Couples Counseling:
First, I meet with each partner individually to begin the assessment and goal setting process. Then, I meet with the couple together after 1-2 individual sessions each. After the initial 3-5 sessions, you can continue with individual sessions, couples sessions, or both.
Couples counseling works best when each partner works on their part in the co-created problems. However, your partner doesn’t need to attend counseling in order for you to work on your part. Most of the work on self happens between sessions.
My Approach in Working with Families with Children/Teens:
Family dynamics and patterns are complex, so parents find it useful to consult someone with specialized training in family systems. In doing so, parents can better understand their role as a family leader when a child is struggling.
If the parental system changes, the family system can change too. So I work most often with the family leaders when there is a concern regarding a child or teen. If parents can let go of diagnosis as the only way to think about the problem their child is having, then one can consider the impact family processes have on emotions and behavior.
Instead of doing family group sessions, I work primarily with the family leaders (or parents). When a child/teen is interested in counseling too, I split the session in half. With these families, the parents use half the session and the child/teen uses the other half of the session. Yet children/teens don’t need to be present in order for problems to improve.
Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation today to determine if my approach is a good fit for you and your partner.