Families are a wonderful gift, but they sure can be difficult at times.  Every family is different and every family has their struggles.  There are many things in a family’s life that causes the family to struggle and have tension in certain areas.  

Here are a few examples:

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  • Single Parent Home
  • Stepfamilies
  • Illness
  • Mental Illness
  • Grief
  • Alcoholism
  • Communication

There are many things in life that can disrupt a family, the list is endless and every family is unique.  Many times families need help getting through life’s difficulties.  Life likes to throw us curve balls and disrupt families.  At times there are too many of life’s stressors happening at once.  Family therapy is a place to bring your family and we can work through the problems together.  Many times it is difficult for families to communicate.  Having a mediator there to help the conversation is quite helpful.  Also, children do not communicate the way adults do.  Children communicate through play.  Play can be a part of family therapy, which can help parent(s) communicate with their children.

Sometimes children have a difficult time in life and it may disrupt the family.  We can work together to help the children and the family.  Involving the whole family in therapy is very important.  It can help create healing in the areas that need healing.  Sometimes it is hard or scary to seek family therapy.  Just like individual therapy, family therapy can seem very vulnerable and exposing at times.  Here at New Hope we offer a safe place for families to come and navigate through difficulties.