Whether it is dealing with a difficult family transition or a problem that has existed for a long time, family counseling can help clarify issues and restructure interactions to make permanent and lasting change.
Family counseling can vary from simply a parent and child to a whole family (including grandparents) in the room. The idea behind family counseling is that change can happen more quickly when more people are involved and committed to reinforcing that change. Often, I will recommend family counseling when sibling issues or problems with a single child come up. Having parents cooperate in counseling can have a tremendous impact and create quick and lasting changes.
Family counseling is not always for everyone and can often bring up difficult issues. Like all counseling, it is not easy but does provide a lot of opportunity for everyone involved to grow and become closer with one another. Family counseling is some of the most rewarding work that I do because of the lasting changes that it can create for everyone involved.