Family Counseling

Counseling is sometimes the most effective when the entire family is involved. We help parents understand interactional patterns and how the behavior of individual family members often trigger responses that may make problems worse within the family. Therapy provides emotional support, education and guidance for a variety of concerns confronted by today’s families. Some examples of problems encountered by families include: Power struggles, communication, parenting, step or blended family issues, relationship frustrations, coping with emerging alcohol, drug or mental health concerns, etc.

At Carolina Counseling Professionals, we often focus on common family goals such as to communicate and problem-solve more effectively, to better cope with changes within the family, to debrief and cope with traumatic experiences, to resolve problems and conflicts, and to create a more positive family environment. Often families attempt to solve problems in others by repeating the same solution more forcefully, which often makes the problem worse and possibly creates a chronic problem.

Family therapy is based on family systems theory, in which the family is viewed as a living organism rather than just the sum of its individual members. Family therapy uses systems theory to evaluate family members in terms of their position or role within the system as a whole. Problems are treated by changing the way the system works rather than trying to fix a specific member.