Families often need help sorting out complex issues and dynamics in the home. It can be difficult to ask for help when dealing with family issues. Frequently families have secrets or personal beliefs that block their ability to accept help and resolve the issues they are experiencing. Our counselors at New Directions can help your family address such issues as behaviors in the home, abuse and neglect, changes in structure and communication.
Family therapy can bring a great deal of change and improvements in relationships among family members. Families often come to treatment after the problems have reached a critical level. This means patterns of behaviors and wounds from other members have compounded to the point that outside help is required. Because there is a strong motivation for everyone to be close and content with each other, progress can sometimes take just a few sessions. However, with more difficult or long-term problems, healing can take more time and require some individual therapy for members of the family.