Family & Couples
Family therapy is unique in counseling because one member’s issues not only affect other individual members of the family, but also affect the family’s identity as a group. Influences such as tradition, religion, social status, socio-economics, cultural beliefs and practices, education, and hopes and expectations need to be identified and appreciated as forces shaping family dynamics.
Relationships between partners and among family members can be complicated. As the years pile up, it seems like issues and challenges get harder to solve. I help couples and families understand how and why the situation is what it is, as well as the dynamics that have developed and created walls and roadblocks to connection. With clear understanding in place, couples and families can then learn new ways to interact and understand each other. The goals of these therapies are to empower stronger connections, foster forgiveness, enhance understanding and strengthen communication.