What Is Family Counseling

What is family counseling? It is a type of counseling that includes the entire family because problems affecting individual family members usually impact the family as a whole. Often families just need support as children grow and change, but sometimes they must deal with such issues as academic or discipline problems, divorce, substance abuse, sadness, anger, or racial discrimination.

We recognize that families come in all forms, and no two families look alike. Some may have two parents, others only one; many grandparents and extended family members are raising other family members’ children. Family counseling helps all kinds of families to build on their strengths and to locate solutions to their problems.