Family Counseling

Family problems are a common reason why people to seek counseling services. Family counseling can help in understanding how each individual's issues occur within the larger system. For instance, sometimes a child's difficulties can serve to distract their parents from arguments they have been having - and thus lessen the child's fear that their parents might divorce.

Family counseling provides a safe place for individuals, couples and families to explore their issues. Families often seek counseling because there is some type of disruption within the family system (such as temper tantrums or persistent conflicts) that creates a sense of disharmony and they haven't been able to resolve on their own. Research has shown that family counseling can be an effective tool in helping families to grow closer and live more satisfying lives.

Some family issues that may benefit from family counseling include:

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change/ Life Transitions
  • Alcohol/Drug Use
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Divorce/Divorce Adjustment
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Infidelity
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behaviors in Children and Teens
  • Parenting issues

Fortunately, family counseling can help improve family functioning. Some counseling options for families include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Therapy Model
  • Coping Skills Development

Counseling services for family problems are available from our experienced staff at Associated Psychologists and Counselors in Norfolk, NE.