Do the members of your family fight or argue a lot?
Are you worried about the conflict in your family?
Is there disagreeing on how to parent your kids?
Does your teenager or child act out at school or at home?
….. If so, it may be time for Family Counseling.
Your family is an important part of who you are. Most people want a happy, peaceful, and loving home. Most want to keep arguing to a minimum and have positive relationships within the family. Kids can benefit from healthy interactions within the family, and may struggle if there is conflict. Parents want to work together on how to raise their kids. Each family has its ups and downs, and may need help at times.
Reasons a Family May Need Therapy
All families have their own unique dynamics, and their struggles or conflicts vary. Some of the reasons why a family may seek counseling include:
- A child or teenager is acting out at home or school
- Divorce and/or remarriage
- Blending families
- Parents fighting
- Loss of a family member
- Moving to a new city or school
- Parent-child conflict
Family Therapy Helps Improve Relationships and Communication
When difficult or life-changing events occur, it can be hard for families to handle the stress on their own. Family counseling with trained family counselors can help. In Family Therapy, members of the family can:
- Build communication skills
- Learn compromise and conflict resolution
- Work on effective parenting
- Build support systems
- Set and maintain boundaries
When family members gain new skills, relationships heal and grow. Communication between parents, siblings, children, or other family members can become less tense and more productive. Everyone can learn to listen and problem-solve. Individuals can feel more at ease at home.
Families Can Find Harmony.
Melissa’s Approach to Family Therapy
There are a variety of ways that a counselor can approach family therapy. Melissa works with each unique family to find the best approach. Melissa assists in creating specific goals for families depending on their struggles.
Family Therapy examines each family member’s behavior. The therapist helps the family understand how each person’s behavior may affect the others, or the family as a whole. Other techniques Melissa uses are:
Strategic Family Therapy: In this approach, the family counselor looks at the family’s current issues and behavior patterns. Examples of types of patterns in a family are how a family problem-solves or how they communicate. With this type of therapy, change can occur quickly and effectively.
Psychoeducation: Therapists help the family learn crucial information about mental health issues, communication techniques, coping skills, and parenting styles in this approach to Family Counseling.
Enjoy the benefits of Family Counseling
After participating in Family Therapy with Melissa Barton at Barton Counseling Services, families can experience a happier and more peaceful home life. They can communicate more effectively and work towards compromise. Parents can guide their children as a unit. Children can understand boundaries. There can be more respect and understanding.
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Other Services Offered at Barton Counseling Services
Along with Family Counseling, Melissa Barton, MA, LPC-S offers individual counseling for adults, counseling for young adults, counseling for teens, counseling for depression and anxiety, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and LPC Supervision.