Family Counseling

Family Counseling in Plano

Everyone dreams of the perfectly happy family and hopes theirs will be.  However, the family dynamics involved are extremely complex.  When things seem to be more challenging, we tend to put on a good face
and hide it from the others.  We hold the issues inside where they fester and turn into bigger issues if not dealt with.  More times than not, we are unaware or ignore how our personal struggles and challenges affect our families and how the struggles of our families affect us, vice versa.

The family system, which is tremendously important, possesses its own structure and patterns of communication.  The structures and communication patterns are often well-defined and encircled by parenting style, attachment, personalities and other influences. Understanding the fundamental concept that every individual is, in part, a product of the environment they grew up in and how it plays a large part of the person they are today.  Studies and observations have the shown the importance family plays in our emotional, physical and spiritual development because every individual, in the family system, impacts and is impacted the other members.

Family counseling, also referred to as family therapy, can positively repair and improve the family relationships, where both internal and external stressors have led to fractures, conflict, or distress.  Specifically, families seek counseling for a multitude of reasons, but we have listed a few here:

  • Substance abuse
  • Physical or verbal abuse
  • A loss in the family
  • Separation or divorce
  • Blending of families
  • Chronic illness
  • Mental illness
  • Shared trauma
  • Behavioral or academic concerns in a child

At Believe in Hope Counseling, we do not sugar coat things.  Family counseling can be intense and sometimes family members chose not to attend. The therapeutic process can, however, begin with any combination of family members and your therapist will always work towards ensuring that every voice is heard.  Family counseling is also valuable to the individuals involved.  Specific evaluation can help an individual family member:

  • Understand how their family functions
  • Improve communication skills
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses within the
    family system
  • Set goals and develop strategies to resolve

The result is to make the entire family stronger and closer.  Even if your family has found itself in crisis, we can offer positive support and productive guidance. By facilitating greater, more open communication and helping you develop healthier, more successful ways to address  problems, counseling can change the foundation by which your family operates to one that is truly better for all.

If you’re looking to strengthen and grow your family relationships and bonds or address a more severe issue effecting the health of your family structure, please contact Believe in Hope Counseling today, in Plano and the surrounding area, and let us help. (972)679-3485