Family life isn’t always as it was portrayed on The Brady Bunch, and oftentimes family issues can be the number one stressor in our life. If your family is going through a transition, you may have a difficult time sorting through new emotions. That’s where we come in. We have counseled families in different stages of life and we’ve helped them find the balance they’ve been looking for. Below, you’ll learn about the different types of family situations we can help with.
Counseling For Changing Families
We can help provide family counseling for families in different stages of transition. For example, we’ve counseled individuals in all of the following situations.
- Separation – If a couple has decided to take some time apart while still remaining married, this can create a bunch of new emotions for both parents and children. We can help you explore these new feelings and work through any issues the separation may be causing. Bringing these emotions to the surface and dealing with them in a healthy manner often helps to have a positive impact on the separation for all parties involved.
- Co-Parenting – If you’re trying to navigate life after a divorce, one of the top priorities in your life should be to ensure your children are cared for during this process. Regardless of your feelings for your ex, you are going to have some relationship with them for the rest of your life because of your kids, so going to counseling and working on healthy ways to communicate and co-parent can be extremely beneficial for both the kids and parents. We can provide counseling sessions for both parents or on an individual basis, whatever you decide. Even if one party doesn’t want to go to counseling, the other parent can still greatly benefit from co-parenting sessions, because you’ll learn how to handle issues that will inevitably arise down the road, and this can take stress off of you and your children.
- Divorce – Similarly, we can provide family counseling for a parent or children in the wake of a divorce. Parenting aside, a divorce can have a large emotional impact on a personal level, and we can help all members of your family sort through these new feelings. Having someone to open up during your divorce can go a long way for helping you find peace and calmness in your life during a potentially turbulent time.
- Blended Families – Some time after a divorce, you may find someone else you want to share your life with. While this is often a happy situation for you, it can create some stress in the lives of the children or new family members who will have to adjust to new rules and situations. There can also be issues about discipline and authority, and we can help blended families merge their values and come to an understanding so that the new family unit can live and function together more effectively.
For more information about family counseling sessions, or to talk with a counselor to see if we might be a good fit for your family, give Polaris Counseling a call today at (630) 779-0751.