Family Counseling & Therapy in Dallas and Arlington
Family Counseling is primarily for families with children or adolescents. However, it can also include adults, young adults, grandparents or extended family members. Family relationships can become quite complicated. There is the relationship between the parents, the individual personalities of children, and varying parenting styles. Outside pressures like financial problems, work and school, difficult relationships with previous relationships, new partners and step-children can further complicate life and increase stress in families. Job loss, long-term illnesses, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, addiction and other problems can take a heavy toll on everyone.
We help family members learn to better understand one another. Through working with us you will improve communication among all parties, and better ways for everyone to express their needs and expectations. We encourage parents to learn the skills and tools they need to nurture, discipline and support their children.
Through experience we have found that meeting with your family once a week is a great starting point. We will work with you to better understand family roles, behavior patterns, hopes and expectations. We will also help you identify your family’s strengths, and suggest ways to learn to use them. Roots of conflict and stress will be explored.
Your First Family Counseling Visit
During our first session we will meet with the family as a whole. We may also meet with individual family members or with just a few family members. Whatever is said in therapy is confidential. All family members should feel free to express their thoughts and concerns. It is not always easy, and can take a while for family members to learn to trust each other. Empathizing with one another is the key to growth as a family. Understanding and improved communication will help you and your family develop stronger relationships. A strong, healthy family works best when equipped with the tools to support its members so they can lead rich, productive, happy lives.
Services provided by a highly experienced licensed counselor with over 17 years of experience. All major insurance accepted and billed for on behalf of the client. Convenient Uptown Dallas Location as well as an Arlington Office for mid-city patients. For more information about Doug Hall click here, or please call us at 214-662-3523