Family Counseling

I can introduce you to conflict resolution strategies that have been proven to repair relationships.

Whether the issue itself, stems from a lack of understanding between those involved, sibling conflict, or developmental disagreements with a child, a difficult situation can have an effect on the entire family. Family counseling, or family therapy, can be helpful when problems arise and can help restore and improve communication.

Repairing Family Relationships Is Possible

Your family relationships might be difficult but with support you can feel close again. It’s possible to heal after conflict, disagreements and hurtful behavior. But if you grew up in a household where you didn’t resolve issues then you probably just avoided conflict or pretended nothing happened.

Conflict is part of having deep connections to other people and in healthy relationships there is repair needed after the hurt. But in dysfunctional relationships we often take the wrong path and ignore or vent to the wrong people that aren’t trained to help.

How do you change the way you react to hurting the people close to you? Or let them know they’ve hurt you? And how do you build trust again after you’ve been hurt?

I can introduce you to conflict resolution strategies that have been proven to repair relationships.

Some situations that may benefit from family counseling include:

Understanding each other’s perspectives makes it easier to resolve disputes.

How can family counseling help?

Family counseling can help open up communication and can help family members understand each other’s perspectives. This makes it easier to resolve disputes.

During the counseling sessions, each member has the ability to learn ways of communicating better, as well as developing techniques to de-escalate arguments while making sure that everyone is heard. This can also help with parenting problems such as conflicting parenting styles, rule enforcement and remaining consistent with your child once the rules are established.

How is it accomplished?

Family therapy or counseling can be used in addition to individual treatment. The goal is to improve relationships and improve methods of communication and conflict resolution. 

Families are a unique ecosystem, and issues affecting one member of a family can affect the whole unit. Sessions can frequently heal emotional wounds in a short period of time.

Reach out to me HERE

“Stacey is one of the most amazing counselors I have ever been too and witnessed. She is so patient, understanding, caring and calm. I highly recommend her for yourself, your children and family. You will not be disappointed and will be blown away by her professionalism.” - Monique M.

I’ve Never Done Therapy Before. How Does It Work?

15-Minute Consultation

First, you’ll talk with me on a free 15-minute consult call. We’ll make sure I am a good fit for what you need. Therapy is a personal relationship and should be an enjoyable, fun, refreshing relationship. We’ll also talk about costs. 

Then, we’ll schedule your first appointment and I will send you access to the balance portal where you’ll find all the legal authorization forms, practice policy and billing info.

Your First Session

Your first session is one hour long. We’ll talk about your past and what life looks like currently. You can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. I’ll create a treatment plan and goals that we’ll work on together in ongoing weekly sessions.

more information

It’s most common to schedule regular weekly sessions with your therapist. As we progress appointments occur every other week, then eventually monthly and end up with check-ins as needed. 

Many times when, you find a therapist that you have a good relationship with, you may come back with life’s ups and downs for help processing. You will always be welcome at Balance!

Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.

For answers to more of your therapy questions visit my FAQ page