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Signs Your Family Could Benefit from Counseling

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All families have conflict; it’s a part of being a group of people with individual personalities, goals, and needs. However, when conflicts become too large to resolve and manifest into dysfunction within the family unit, you may benefit from some outside help.

Here are a few signs you may want to consider family counseling!  

You Have Experienced Trauma

A family that has experienced trauma including, but not limited to, a death in the family, a life-changing injury, substance abuse, relocation, divorce, or another traumatic event should consider counseling. Family members who have experienced trauma may benefit from individual and family counseling to cope and work through what happened.

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry is so common that most people assume it’s okay. However, sibling rivalry can be a form of bullying. The children are not competing against one another; instead, they’re hurting each other out of their emotional distress. Many parents have little hope that they can ever help their children overcome sibling rivalry, but there is hope. Children and family counseling can help them learn how to cooperate, have compassion for other family members, and get along better. 

Adjusting to Teenage Years

Teenage years are typically full of emotion, angst, and questioning. There are also a lot of changes during the teenage years that you may have trouble adjusting to as a parent. However, this adjustment is possible. Family counseling can help you support your teen with their mental health, or it can help you with concerns in the family unit, like communication and respecting autonomy.

You Have a Blended Family

Blended families are becoming more and more common as divorce and remarriage become more acceptable around the world. However, this is a significant change that affects the lives of everyone involved. There may be some stress and tension as the children get used to each other, and the parents may have difficulty seamlessly integrating the two families. A counselor can help with conflict and develop tips to smooth the transition.

If you recognize some of these common issues within your family unit, Hope Counseling can help! Our family counseling services can help you improve your relationships with your loved ones for a better quality of life. Our dedicated professionals have the knowledge, experience, and tools to make the improvements your family needs to succeed.

Contact us at (863)709-8110 or browse our website for more information on our services and resources.