Family therapy provides a place for all family members to voice their feelings and concerns in a safe space. It allows for everyone to work together collaboratively to find the best solution for the family. Family therapy helps families strengthen relationships, gain insight into each other's lives, develop strategies and skills to handle transitions and challenges, and strengthen boundaries, rules, and communication.
Navigating the waters of adolescence can be a particularly challenging task for any family. As a parent you may be feeling disconnected and frustrated by your child’s behaviors and may not know how to get your relationship back on track. You may be saddened by the loss of the child you once knew and confused by the stranger you now feel lives in your house. You may be feeling helpless to your teen’s moods and behaviors and may be at a loss for what to do and where to turn to get help and support. Your child may be expressing, not so gently at times, that they feel trapped and misunderstood. They may be pushing and pulling as they fight for their independence.
As a therapist at a local middle school, I have extensive experience helping families and adolescents improve communication, navigate the challenges of adolescence (e.g. peer relationships, school, identity, self esteem) and develop appropriate structure and boundaries at home. My goal is to create a safe space for you and your teen to express your feelings and needs and find new ways to connect.
Common issues addressed in family therapy:
- Child issues that affect the family
- Sibling Relationships
- Family Conflict
- Life Cycle Transitions (school, adolescence, launching, loss)
"The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships."
~ Anthony Robbins
Reconnect with you family members by starting family therapy with Family Therapy Center of Bethesda. Call today for a free consult.