Family counseling helps family members gain an understanding of disruptive problems and improve communication skills so as to provide new ways of reaching solutions that lead to greater family harmony. Family counseling also enables the various family members to interact with honesty and acceptance and to lessen family habits that cause pain and unhealthy behaviors.
Families often come for counseling when they have difficulty resolving an issue, when there is tension in one or more relationships, or perhaps when they are struggling with a particular life transition (birth, death, marriage, divorce, relocation, retirement). Parenting and step-parenting are a common focus of counseling as well. At Stonebriar Counseling Associates, we understand that every family is unique, so a counselor might work with an entire family group or some combination of its members.