At Genesis Counseling & Consulting, Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida, we specialize in working with families who have recently gone through a major life transition, such as divorce or remarriage. We believe that when one member of the family comes in for counseling, the entire family benefits!
Your family is what shapes and influences your life, how we think and view ourselves, what we do and even how we feel. This makes the family a powerful system that can get stuck in roles and patterns that are difficult to break away from. Each member reacts and responds to one another in a familiar, patterned way, a way that everyone in the family becomes used to. In family therapy we aim to get off the unhealthy track and invite new ways of being and responding into the family system. Family counseling improves communication and resolves conflicts by building harmony within the family, thus creating a spirit of cooperation. Families can begin to rebuild broken relationships and learn new and healthy ways of interacting so that everyone feels valued and loved. When families are able to see and experience others in a different light, newer, healthier roles and patterns are free to emerge.
In today’s modern society, 1/3 of all families are blended families, made up of stepparents, stepchildren, half siblings, children from previous relationships, co-parenting with ex-spouses and many more dynamics. Some of the challenges that our blended families face include:
- Relationships being born out of loss
- Children coming first in relationships
- Spouses having to be accepted by each other’s children
- Complicated financial situations
- Former partners and parenting styles
- Unrealistic expectations or assumptions
Counseling will support you and your children through the transition of becoming a blended family by helping you to sort out the roles family members have, setting clear boundaries for parenting and discipline and allowing everyone to have their own voice in a safe environment. In family counseling, we teach you how to make your stepfamily work.