When problems, concerns, or difficult experiences arise for one member of the family, all members are affected. Whether this be that one member of the family is experiencing a mental health concern, there are multiple families blending and reforming due to divorce, remarriage, etc., or the family is going through an adoption process, there is not one of the member untouched by these changes. Even positive changes can be difficult and result in more arguments, outbursts, or withdrawals from other members of the family. Sometimes the family just feels volatile, disconnected, and all over the place. The family doesn’t feel like a unit anymore.
Family is often the most important bond for people, so this can be extremely painful. It might feel like sitting in a chaotic storm in your home, lost and overwhelmed. It might feel like the deepest hole in your heart that leaves you feeling hollow, sad, and alone. It might feel like anger and tension boiling over into every moment of your day and every interaction. Regardless of the concerns or the emotions involved, it’s clear that you and your family need to learn a different way to be together. The therapists at Relate Family Therapy and Counseling can help you establish boundaries in order to secure that connection you desire and promote traditions that will continue to preserve these very important relationships.
Every member of the family has a voice that needs to be heard, and we can help each of you feel empowered to both speak and listen. It’s not an easy process, but our therapists help your family exist and thrive as individuals and as a whole unit.