“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” -Virginia Satir
Family work can be done with any type of family, whether it is a traditional two parent family, a same sex couple, a single parent family, or an adoptive, blended or step family.
Too much screen time? Not enough homework time? Almost no family time?
These are just a few of the problems facing families today.
In every family there is a pattern of behavior and communication that developed as the family grew, often as a result of the way the parents were parented. Family counseling allows an entire family to learn how to communicate better and to resolve issues that are affecting the members of the family.
Differences in parenting styles and the challenges of today’s internet-obsessed world can create stress, conflict, and distance within the family. The therapists at FCOS work with struggling family members to reduce conflict, improve connection, and positively impact family relationships. Using a variety of approaches, we help you examine patterns of behavior, emotional bonds, your family history and structure, and the effect of technology on families today, to help you understand and solve family problems.
You may have heard the adage, “Little kids…little problems. Big kids…big problems.” Whether you are dealing with a newborn, a toddler, a school-age child, a pre-teen, a teen, or a young adult, parenting can be rewarding but also stressful, challenging, exhausting, and may continue long after you have launched your offspring into adulthood!
Our therapists are specially trained to help you learn about different parenting styles and determine which one will help your family improve the parent/child relationship. Lori works with parents of school-age children and teens; Scott specializes in working with struggling teens and their families; and Joan specializes in helping parents of those “difficult to launch” young adults who struggle with “adulting”.