Many children and adolescents experience emotional distress when dealing with a parental divorce, fears for the future, sadness, trouble with social skills, or aggression. Because these concerns can be impacted by family dynamics and can also lead to tension within the family, it often becomes helpful to include other members of the family in the therapeutic process. Sometimes this can mean inviting parents or siblings into the patient's session or even conducting sessions with multiple family members. In cases of blended families, this can be particularly important.
Our therapists have experience working with both individuals and families, and our goal is to tailor the treatment process to the needs of each patient. If you are unsure whether your child would benefit from individual or family counseling, please call us and we would be happy to set up a meeting to determine the best fit for your child or adolescent, as well as your family’s needs.