Is therapy right for my child or my family?
Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why children/families come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, such as anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in the family's life such as a divorce or work transition. Parents of blended families may seek the advice of counsel as they pursue their own personal exploration in the marriage. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including the "new" child in the family, unresolved conflict, grief, stress management, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for any child who is engaging or suffering the family transitions of: divorce, separation, transfer from one family member to another. Parents may be suffering distress over taking on new responsibilities or experiencing unforseen changes in their lives individually. Parental guidance is an important part in handling the stressors of the changing family configuration.