There are life circumstances that not only impact one individual person but also cause stress for an entire family. Perhaps you are going through a divorce and are concerned about how it will affect your children. Or, maybe you are marrying someone who has children from a previous relationship and you would like to make sure you blend well as a new family. You may be grieving a family loss or struggling with a family member who has an addiction or chronic mental illness. These, and other situations where you need support as a family, are good reasons to enter family therapy.
At Oriana Counseling Center, I can help strengthen the relationship between spouses, parents and children, siblings and extended family members. You will learn about your family’s strengths and weaknesses while identifying family members roles and personalities. Maybe your family is very good at supporting each other emotionally, but you struggle with giving each other space. Family therapy is a great way to deepen your family’s relationships and gain skills that can continue to help you beyond the end of your therapy sessions. My goal in working with the family as a whole unit is to allow each individual’s needs to be heard, understood, and honoured within the family system while improving communication and conflict resolution skills.