Parenting and Family Therapy
The number of situations associated with parenting and families is nearly endless. Common conflicts can include well-intentioned in-laws providing unsolicited advice, differences of opinion between parents on how to raise children, and even trauma, such as domestic violence, or alcohol and drug abuse. It can be challenging to watch family members struggle, and in most cases, you may not know how to resolve the problem. Seeking support from a mental health professional can help parents and families develop acceptance and skills to repair relationships that may seem unsalvageable.
Other parenting and family issues may include:
- Being a single parent
- Problems caused by divorced parents entering new relationships
- Fewer opportunities for parents and children to spend time together
Parenting and family issues are often intertwined. Treatment methods vary and depend on an individual or family situation. The healing process may focus on improving communication between family members, as well as finding healthy ways of resolving a conflict. Setting clear boundaries and communicating effectively as a parental unit can set a good example for your children and/or help you to better your relationship with your spouse. If your child suffers from a genetic disorder or a mental health condition, family and individual therapy can help parents cope with the added strain and responsibilities. You don’t have to face parenting and family challenges alone.