We all experience problems. Some problems simply pass with time; others require more creative problem-solving. Some can be resolved by consulting with family, friends, or other resources. Sometimes problems persist in spite of all attempts to resolve them; sometimes they are just too numerous, too acute, and too big to manage without additional support. At these times counseling can provide assistance in finding resolution. Individual counseling might be particularly useful for:
All families have conflict. It's the nature of people living in close proximity. But when normal conflicts turn into daily shouting matches, family members begin hurting each other emotionally (and sometimes physically) and a feeling of anger permeates the household. When this happens, it's time to do something about it. Blended families in which one or both parents bring to the marriage children from previous relationships present their own unique dynamics. Sometimes the conflict is caused by the inappropriate or unacceptable behavior of one or more members of the family. But it affects everyone. While we work with those individuals to try to help them with the cause of their actions, we also work with the entire family so they can provide support for that person and for each other, and to learn how to reduce the conflict.
Families can be thought of as a system of interacting parts. We learn how to think, feel and behave from the families we grew up in. When these beliefs are not challenged and/or changed, we pass on that legacy to our children and their families. Relationship or family counseling may be particularly useful for:
Couples therapy focuses on problems existing in the relationship between two people. But, these relationship problems always involve individual symptoms and problems, as well as, the relationship conflicts. Couples therapy involves learning how to communicate more effectively, and how to listen more closely. Couples must learn how to avoid competing with each other, and need to identify common life goals and how to share responsibilities within their relationship. Marriage/Couples counseling provides an arena where two people can learn to communicate individual needs and negotiate a healthy partnership.Therapeutic Visitation
Groups led by licensed therapists provide you with an opportunity to openly discuss your problems in a supportive environment. The group setting enables you to learn from the experiences of others. See http://www.centerforresolutions.org/groups.htm for current list of treatment groups offered by CFR clinicians.
Our office is located in Chesterfield Village and on the bus route. We strive to provide a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for you to discreetly explore problems going on in your life. If transportation is an issue, many of our services can be provided in your home.