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Family Therapy

Family Counseling

Sustaining a healthy, loving family can be difficult when personal or societal challenges disrupt your family dynamics and make daily life difficult... The compassionate team at Whole Wellness Counseling in Ithaca, New York, and Orchard Park, New York has years of experience providing family counseling. They specialize in therapeutic techniques that help rebuild family relationships, strengthen communication, and improve strong, supportive family systems. Call Whole Wellness Counseling or request an appointment online today for expert family counseling.

What is family counseling? 

Family counseling is specialized therapy that focuses on the issues affecting the family unit and the needs of individual family members in the unit. A family unit is defined by you! The team is committed to fostering an unconditionally inclusive culture. 

When would I need family counseling? 

Families seek therapy at Whole Wellness Counseling when they face a wide range of issues. For example, they may seek help when family members:

  • Criticize and blame one another,
  • Isolate one person because they’re disrupting the family,
  • Don’t allow individuals to realize their goals and dreams,
  • Are stuck in disruptive or dysfunctional behaviors,
  • Can’t resolve family issues and conflict.

Some families seek counseling when a shared event causes emotional problems for everyone. At other times, one member’s challenges are severe enough to disrupt the entire family. Families can easily get mired in problems for months or years when the dynamics between individual members are negative and disruptive. 

What problems can family counseling improve?

 The skilled Whole Wellness Counseling therapists support families through many issues, including:

  • Behavioral problems (often in children)
  • Mental health disorders (in any family member)
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Sibling conflict
  • Gender identity and transitions
  • Trouble at school
  • Substance abuse
  • Becoming a stepfamily
  • Communication problems
  • Domestic violence
  • Generation gap issues
  • Divorce or separation
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Major life transitions (moving, birth of a new baby, job loss)

The entire family is affected when one member struggles with mental, emotional, or behavioral problems. The longer conflicts continue, the more challenging they can be to resolve. Your caring therapist at Whole Wellness Counseling has the experience and compassion to guide the way. 

What should I expect during family counseling? 

Your Whole Wellness Counseling provider chooses from many possible therapies and counseling techniques to help you select the approach that best fits your family’s needs and goals.  No matter what causes problems in the family, counseling focuses on improving communication,  restoring understanding and trust, and helping the family work together to rebuild a functional family. What happens during therapy is individualized for each family. If you’re interested in family therapy, call Whole Wellness Counseling or use online booking to request an appointment today.