If you have one of these problems with your children, I may be able to help:
- Disobedience and rebellion
- Drugs and alcohol
- Depression and anxiety
- Self harm or suicidal ideation
- Poor school performance
- Issues around sexuality
- Technology addiction
- Grieving over the loss of someone
Setting boundaries (rules and limits) and keeping our bonding (love and caring) is incredibly hard to balance.
When someone in the family is acting out, it might be a call for help that needs to be answered.
Whether we like it or not, the family is a powerful unit that profoundly influences the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of each member from birth to death. Despite this intense emotional interconnectedness, family members often feel isolated from one another, and yearn for real closeness. Some family members feel too closed in, needing greater independence from the family structure.
I work to change patterns of interaction that are no longer working or have become stuck, and to help the family discover untapped strengths to deal with their problems – whether it is a crisis situation, or a hurtful pattern of interaction that has been playing out for years. Family therapy is not about blame, but about finding new ways of relating that promote cooperation, communication, trust, and intimacy. It is a safe space, where every member is valued and heard.
I hope to help children, adults, and siblings learn to fully live their own unique lives, while building healthy relationships within the family.