Whether you are struggling with issues with a spouse or child, a family counselor can help return peace to a hostile household. Browse our directories to find a family counselor close to you to help you through those tough times.
What Makes a Good Family Counselor?
While no counselor is going to be the perfect fit for all families, it is a good idea to start by looking at counselors who are licensed. While a license does not mean that that counselor is going to be the best fit for a family, it does mean that that counselor is fully qualified to help a family work through whatever problems have brought them there.
Family counseling is a specialty in the world of therapy, as it covers issues ranging from domestic violence to infertility. It is often helpful to research possible counselors’ sub-specialties in order to make a proper selection. A marriage that is struggling because of infidelity is not going to be best served by a counselor that mainly deals with families working to deal with the loss of a loved one. Continue reading...
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As counselors use a number of different methods when it comes to working with their patients, it is important to find a counselor that you feel comfortable with. No one method is inherently better than another when it comes to healing a family, but one that works perfectly for one situation may not work in another. If you are unsure about what methods you might be comfortable with, reviews written by other patients might help you decide.
What is Family Counseling?
Family Counseling is a specialty in the field of psychology where counselors help patients with problems that are happening between the members of a household rather than problems mainly affecting one person. These problems may include:
- Adolescent Behavioral Problems
- Co-Dependency Issues
- Communication Issues
- Domestic Violence
- Grief Counseling
- Marital Difficulties
As these problems are far ranging, counselors often develop sub-specialties, giving the families they counsel a chance to work with someone who is well versed in one or two issues rather than covering the entire spectrum.
Family counseling tends to take place with multiple members of the family seeing the counselor at once. This allows the counselor to see how family members interact with one another and act as a mediator, allowing family members to talk to one enough without being talked over or shut out.
Family Counseling Treatment Links, Websites and Resources
- Learn more on what to look for in a therapist, and what to expect from the Mayo Clinic.
- Counselors can help a wide range of problems for all families, not just highly dysfunctional ones.
- Worried about cost? Prices between counselors can vary over $100 and some forms of therapy might be covered by insurance.