What are the Benefits of Family Counseling?
Family relationships are complex. Family counseling — also known as family therapy — helps families of all types gain greater insight into their behavioral patterns, belief systems, differing perspectives and needs.
Involving the entire family in this type of therapeutic process is invaluable because everyone has an opportunity to share their feelings, thoughts, and beliefs in a safe and non-judgmental environment. During family counseling we will work together to develop tools that can facilitate more effective communication.
Family counseling brings awareness to familial matters stemming from unacknowledged grief, sorrow, anger, and trauma. Our work together can also addresses issues that have been passed down from previous generations (in what we term intergenerational trauma.) In counseling we will explore the inner workings of the family system, and look at the stressors facing each individual in order to understand how it impacts family dynamics.
What Can I Expect in a Family Therapy Session with Dr. Karen Stefano?
This type of counseling is designed to restore trust, safety, boundaries, and healthy relationships within the family. In a session, the family sits together and each person has time to talk about their feelings and concerns. Through this kind of exploration, each individual develops an understanding of the primary conflicts and issues the family is facing.
By developing a more effective form of communication, in addition to deep listening skills, issues can be addressed in a more empathetic fashion allowing understanding, forgiveness, and healing to take place.
Schedule Your Family Counseling Appointment Today!
Interested in learning more about family therapy with Dr. Karen Stefano? Call our Charles Town location at 304.728.6757, or call our Winchester location at 540.247.9431 to schedule an appointment today!