Family, Child, and Teen Counseling

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 I sustain myself with the love of family. 

Maya Angelou

Build A Welcoming Home Atmosphere With Family Counseling

Does your household hold more conflict than peace? Do you and your children struggle to get along? Are you and easily overwhelmed and exasperated? Have you tried talking to your son or daughter, but feel a lack connection and understanding? Do they seem distant and disconnected? Have you tried traditional forms of discipline, but still struggle to see a behavior and attitude change?

Everyone needs support to navigate through the fast-paced nature of life. This support system starts in the home. However, sometimes these important foundational relationships are the most difficult ones to nourish and uphold. When relationships in the family are on edge, home life can feel like it only adds to the chaos of work and outside commitments, when it should be a sanctuary of comfort.

At Crossroads, we believe in building strong foundations for healthy relationships. When continued attempts to reconcile home life aren’t successful, that can be an indicator that a professional may help you see some blind spots that you are unaware of when you’re a part of the family. That’s why we offer a FEW different types of family counseling: child counseling, teen counseling, blended family counseling, and adult child counseling. In family counseling, we actively work with parents and caregivers, children, and sometimes the whole family to identify the root of conflict and take steps toward meeting any unmet needs. Family counseling can help your family build a stronger foundation based in compassion and understanding.

Family Counseling for Children

Child counseling is generally for families with children from ages of about 6 to 12 years old. We strongly believe in approaching child counseling from two perspectives: the strong relational bond and the balance of discipline. Finding a healthy medium between establishing an emotionally safe bond between you and your child while maintaining the ability to serve as an authority figure in the home isn’t easy. However, with the understanding and insight that family counseling can bring, it is possible. We help parents build and foster an open connection with their child, while maintaining the ability to guide, teach, discipline and challenge them positively.

Family Counseling for Teens

Teen counseling is for teens from the ages of 13 to 18. As your child matures, it is normal for them to want more freedom and independence from you as a parent. This shift is completely natural, but the transition in the home life can feel a bit turbulent. You and your teen are adjusting to different child-parent roles. Though your child is feeling the need for more independence, your role as a parent is still highly important. You can provide your child with strong guidance and structure through a loving relationship to help them navigate their steps forward  in independence and maturity. We understand that this is a difficult time to navigate, which is why we offer teen counseling services. With teen counseling, we help both the parent and the teen understand the changes that are happening for both of you.

Family Counseling For Blended Families

Every family, no matter what shape and size, experiences pitfalls and setbacks. But, it’s always possible to get up, brush yourself off and embrace new opportunities to learn and grow. At Crossroads Counseling, blended family therapy can offer you a personalized roadmap for navigating the challenges in front of you. No matter what your family looks like, it is possible to nurture new, lasting familial bonds.

Family Counseling Through Adult-Child Counseling

Parent-child relationships are life-long relationships, even as the “child” grows in age and maturity. Sometimes there are deeply rooted issues from the childhood of a parent-child relationship that never got resolved. These ignored issues may be blocking a healthy adult parent-child relationship, which is where adult family counseling becomes valuable. With family counseling focused on a more mature pair, our Crossroads therapists help you re-visit the past hurt or pain that is interfering with your current relationship and bring reconciliation to the problem. This resolve and healing helps make room for a new, healthy parent-child relationship.

Start You Journey…

We understand that starting family, child or family counseling is a major decision.  If you would like to learn more we offer complementary 20 minute consultation.  Please call 623-680-3486 or email info@crossroadsfcc.com for more information.