Family counseling is appropriate for small and big family groupings, and attendance by the complete family is not required. Even if some family members refuse to engage, family counseling can be highly beneficial. Your Life Supports relationship counselor or psychologist will work with you and your family to strengthen existing relationships and encourage change and interpersonal growth. Life Supports relationship counseling helps families to:
- Clearly define the issues that each family member is dealing with.
- Encourage inclusion and consideration of the needs of all family members.
- Set clear family goals (e.g., reducing conflict) 4. Practice safe, effective ways to deal with family problems and grievances.
- Stop blaming and start accepting responsibility for the family’s well-being as a whole. 6. When talking about difficult or unpleasant topics, use effective, respectful communication.
- Encourage new methods of relating to breaking the cycle of family conflict. 8. Recognize failures as chances for growth and learning.
- Emphasize and celebrate the family’s distinct qualities.
- Evaluate your progress and make any necessary adjustments.
What to Expect During Couples Counseling
Couples new to counseling are frequently concerned that relationship therapy would be prejudiced toward one partner, emotionally aggressive, or will not work. To make sure this doesn’t happen, each session is:
- Created with both couples in mind.
- A private, nonjudgmental location to talk about your relationship issues
- Devoted to providing you with an in-depth understanding of your specific circumstance
- Designed to equip you with the tools you need to solve challenges and make long-term, good changes.
Depending on your therapeutic requirements, couples and relationship counseling may include a mix of joint and solitary sessions. As individuals and as a couple, this flexibility helps your counselor effectively assess your communication styles, patterns of behavior, and relationship needs. Our relationship counselors are sympathetic, knowledgeable, and capable of assisting you in achieving your relationship objectives.
How does one-on-one counseling work?
Individual relationship counseling is something we see a lot of. Due to employment responsibilities or geographical distance, one spouse may be hesitant to seek treatment or simply unable to attend counseling. The good news is that individual counseling is just as successful as joint couple counseling when it comes to increasing relationship quality.
Whatever you bring to counseling, your Life Supports relationship specialist will work with you to make sense of your situation and help you move forward productively and reasonably. Some clients may find that merely talking about concerns is beneficial, while others may seek particular direction or tactics to improve their relationships. We’ll work together to figure out the most constructive and helpful strategy to help you make sense of your relationship and make positive changes in your life.