Family Therapy

at Health for Life Grand Rapids

Family counseling looks to reduce conflict and distress between family members and better overall interactions inside the family. It is a form of psychotherapy that is used by the therapist. Family counseling often looks to see all family members that are being affected by a conflict, but sometimes it is not fully necessary. Many times, family counseling focuses on the patterns or systems that need change to better the family relationship. This is what makes it different than individual counseling. By channeling in on the system of the family, the therapist can work to strengthen the family. “Strengths based treatment” is often what family counseling is called because it works with the family as a whole and not necessarily the individual people in the family.

What is Family Therapy?

The aspect of family counseling is to work with the entire family to address specific needs and issues. It focuses on the health of the family, including the psychological health, mental health, and any life transitions that may be affecting the family. Having the family work together collaboratively to solve the problems regarding the family is one focus. Families face many hardships together, including things like financial hardships, death in the family, stressful events going on, divorce, and many other factors that may have a strain on the relationships in the family.

Family counseling is also good for families who are struggling with mental health. It can be challenging for a family to face mental issues that impact the entire family. Many health-related issues can cause harm to a family including substance abuse, chronic illness, depression, and anxiety, as well as issues regarding communication, like interpersonal conflicts and behavioral problems in children and teens. Many families face these issues, but they do not need to face them alone.

 

Family Therapy

Bridget Nash

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Justyne Ortquist

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Paul Krauss

Counseling, EMDR Therapy, & Solutions

Joshua Nave

EMDR Therapy for Anxiety, Trauma, and Minority Groups

Jennifer Belmonte

Anxiety, Relationships, and Parenting/Couples Work

Lindsey Beaver

Trauma Informed Counseling for Children, Teens, Young Adults and Adults

Natalie Arnold

Trauma Therapy and Counseling for Women, Children and Couples

Brendan Cole

Counseling and EMDR for Adolescents, Teens and Adults

Melodie Whitmore

Trauma-Informed Counseling for Women, Young Adults, and Couples

John Curphey

Relationship Issues and Trauma Work

Adam Nash

Counseling to Help Men and Young Adults Live Healthier Lives

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