Facing challenges is a natural part of being a family. When you take part in family therapy at PARC, you work with relationship therapists experienced in working jointly with members of families and extended families, such as parents and adult children, young adult and adolescent children, grandparents, in-laws, siblings, and aunts and uncles.
When functioning well, families can work through issues together and emerge stronger, even continuing to nurture one another throughout adulthood. With family therapy, we can help your family develop the tools to overcome challenges together, strengthen your relationships with one another, and create a supportive family environment.
Common Topics in Family Therapy
When children, whether adult, young adult or adolescent, are facing physical, emotional, relationship or financial difficulties at a period in your own life when you want and need more time for yourself, it can be draining and emotionally stressful. Our family therapists can help you in sessions with you and your children.
When tension arises between your partner and your parents, it can place a great strain on your own relationship. That kind of stress can cause strains in your own relationship. PARC therapists can help you improve the situation in an impartial and supportive setting.
Illness in the extended family often brings out old hurts, struggles for control and conflicts over responsibility. A licensed, experienced and well-trained PARC family therapist can help your family find solutions.
Siblings often have trouble improving their relationships even into adulthood. Old hurts and misunderstandings may be carried over from childhood, spoiling potentially rewarding relationships. If strains between you and a sibling are preventing the closeness you’d like, or have even caused you to stop communication, PARC relationship counselors can help. They are licensed, experienced and skilled and can work with you in family therapy to modify these patterns.
Mothers and their adult children sometimes have difficulty communicating with one another. PARC’s experienced and skilled family therapists can help you find ways of creating new and better relationships with your adult children.
Fathers often have difficulty relating to their children once they reach adolescence and adulthood. Tension often replaces outgoing affection, leaving father and child feeling hurt and distant. PARC’s experienced and skilled relationship counselors provide a helpful and understanding approach to dealing with these feelings, helping you re-create better relationships with your adult children.
Just at the point when your children are grown, you’ve made the last tuition payment, and you’re looking forward to some free and enjoyable time for yourself, your own parents start to decline and face the problems of aging and mortality. One parent may be ill or deceased and the other may feel emotionally overwhelmed and alone, or ill, as well. Relationship therapists understand what you are going through. Family therapy can help you cope with this new set of demands and create strategies to ensure that your own needs are met.