Youth and Family Counseling
Our family is the first world we experience. It shapes our world view, our attitudes and behaviors, our identity and self esteem. Because of the impact our family has on us, we need to explore the lessons we received, as well as the lessons we are handing our children.
Parenting Strategies: Do you find that you are losing your temper over daily life with the kids? Are you overwhelmed with the multiple roles you play in your family's life? Are you sick of the kids not listening? Do you worry constantly about how to help your child be the best they can be? Parenting is hard! But it is not impossible! Believe it or not there are ways to keep structure and happiness in the family while teaching the kids respect, discipline, and building character - and it starts with you! You CAN be an effective, loving, firm parent and keep your sanity too! Lets start today working on building a stronger family for you and your kids!
Mood disorders: We do not exist in isolation. When a family member is distressed, the whole family feels it. Whether it is you, your partner, or one of your kids, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders impact the entire family. The good news is these are very treatable conditions. A few quick questions can help us figure out what is impacting your family system. We will create a plan of action and start taking steps to improve things in our first session!
Family Violence: Tempers flare. The wrong things get said. Names are called and relationships are wounded. How we view abuse is vastly different today than 20 years ago. Maybe your parents were "old school" and "that's just how they did things." Maybe you never learned to talk about your feelings, or were only shown anger. However it was for you then, it does not have to remain that way today. There are ways to start living healthier and happier right now! What we teach our children is what they will carry into their next family. Are they learning what you want them to? If you or your children are in danger please call 1-800-799-SAFE immediately to locate the shelter nearest you.