In any relationship there can be and most likely will be frictions. Two coworkers who seem to get along at work can have disagreements. When shopping for a car we can have a problem in our relationship with the car salesperson.
Marriage or Cohabitation of any form is not immune from this problem. We are all different and no matter how much we love each other we can still have a difference of opinion. Unfortunately for some, due to the lack of experience, support, or knowledge, these differences can become arguments and then mountains that stand between a couple.
Marriage counseling can help resolve these problems and bring the couple and the family back together. I help give my clients a solid ground to stand on and make new efforts with new commitments. I help them re-establish and grow together with new understandings.
Family Therapy & Teens:
It is a fact that teenagers can and mostly will experience problems going through adolescence. We've all experienced it. Adolescence is a time of making distinctions, life long decisions, building of character, understanding sexuality, and all of this when there are so many temptations, opposing guidance, and flow of hormones that can send a person crazy.
All of the above can change the healthy balance of a household. New demands and new problems are presented to the parents who are so busy paying the bills they forget they too used to be teenagers. They simply blame the teen for making "bad decisions," "being dumb," or even calling him/her "stupid."
This is when I come in. I become an advocate for all sides. I help every family member understand what is going on with the others. Why all the demands, why the bad decisions, and finally why all the name callings. By the time we've had a short number of sessions, most my clients report a newly found peace in their homes.
If you have a teen in your home, call me even if you don't have any problems yet!
My mother always told me prevention is better than cure. So true and that's why I still have all my own teeth and proud of them.
The same belief goes for marriages. We all know we put on our best face when we're dating, when we're trying to impress the other person. But when do we get to become more of what we really are before we take that final step and make our relationship permanent.
Pre-marital therapy is the best way to get to know, understand and accept the other party's less desirable behaviors and thoughts.
In 4 to 6 sessions we get to see what the marriage would be like. If we discover there could be problems we will discuss those problems and resolve them. It doesn't mean that I'm going to say don't get married, you're not right for each other, it means we will tackle anything that could become a potential problem before it happens. President Bush called it Pre-Emptive strike, I call it PREPARATION.