Our culture is full of stories – fairy tales – that end in “Happily Ever After” Unfortunately, those are made-up stories, and life doesn’t always turn out how we dreamed it would.
Sometimes, the relationship becomes focused on this disappointment – often due to a breakdown in communication or the behaviors of one or both partners. There is hope!
Couples counseling provides a safe space where the couple can learn to have the relationship they want to have. Through counseling, couples can learn how to effectively communicate with each other and express their needs and desires, all while addressing the underlying concerns leading to the conflict.
Like with couples counseling, sometimes there is ongoing conflict between parents and their adolescent. This can be very frustrating for both the parents and the adolescent. This can be made worse when it seems like the they are intentionally trying to be difficult.
Family counseling provides a safe space for the family to discuss the underlying emotions and concerns. Productive discussions can then happen, allowing for everyone’s reasonable expectations to be met.