Our NorthPoint counselors can help parents and families address problems in a healthy manner and develop more enjoyable fulfilling relationships.
Families come to family counseling to prevent problems from occurring in the future and some come to solve current problems or heal from past family wounds.
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Some Families need minor adjustments to get back on their feet and some need a major overhaul to save their family or relationships within the family. Get started with family counseling making an appointment below.
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Family counseling is designed to help families increase the ability to understand how and why you and your family see things the way they do.
- Increase the capacity to listen to and process information you receive
- Understand the silent messages you and your family sends
- Develop the willingness to trust others and a demonstrated ability to be trusted
- Attain knowledge of the ways in which words affect you and how your family interacts
- Develop an understanding of how beliefs, values, and attitudes affect the development of your family relationship
- Learn to handle conflict by learning by learning how to disagree without being disagreeable
- Increase understanding of assertiveness and your basic rights as an individual along with a desire to apply these skills to each of your interpersonal (family) experiences.
More Information About Family Counseling with NorthPoint
It's hard when you've had a conflict with a family member and it's never quite been resolved. Without an apology or other resolution, the trust on both sides is compromised, and you don't know what to expect from this person in the future. Also, references or reminders of past conflicts can sting and create new pain. Once a conflict has gone on awhile, even if both parties move on and remain polite, the feelings of pain and mistrust are usually lingering under the surface, and are difficult to resolve: bringing up old hurts in an effort to resolve them can often backfire, as the other party may feel attacked; avoiding the issue altogether but holding onto resentment can poison feelings in the present.
Often times, conflict can happen when family members have different views or beliefs that clash. Peaceful resolution needs skills in open, two-way communication, negotiation, compromise and respect for the other person's point of view. Transitioning from one stage of life to another is often a time of additional stress and conflict.
- Elizabeth Scott