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Family Counseling in Illinois

As divorce rates continue to decline and more children are brought up in two-parent households, it might initially seem like families today are without conflict.

In actuality, families of today face new challenges. Women are met with the challenges of furthering a career while also childbearing. Children and teenagers have access to endless sources of information. Additionally, families have to deal with the constant distractions that come with the rise of technology.

These new dynamics and social expectations can challenge and add stress to the relationships within the family. It is important to remember that you are not alone. Many families will go through difficult transitions that can make it feel like your family bond is falling apart. This does not mean that there is something wrong with you or your family.

Common Family Stressors

Family conflict can arise from:

  • Divorce
  • Re-marriage
  • Moving
  • New child
  • Loss of a parent or sibling
  • Developmental concerns
  • Individual mental health disorders

How to Effectively Handle Family Conflict

It can feel overwhelming when there are problems within the family. It may feel like you have tried everything and nothing has worked. It may be difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Family counseling has proven to be very effective when working with family conflict. Families are a unique dynamic because there are multiple personalities and views to consider. A single solution will not work for everyone. Additionally, when families are in the midst of a stressful situation, it can be easy to forget effective communication styles. Disagreements within the family are normal. It is how you manage and deal with those disagreements that matter most.

How Great Lakes Psychology Group Can Help

The family therapists at Great Lakes Psychology Group use research-backed interventions to improve communication and conflict resolution styles when working with families. We offer you and your family the tools and resources you need to move past a difficult situation. These same tools can also help you tackle new challenges.

Family Therapy Facts

Did you know that…

  • 93 percent of families agree that counseling gave them the tools they need to overcome family conflict?
  • Marriage and family counseling tends to be shorter than individual counseling, typically an average of 12 sessions?
  • Family therapy can also be preventative? It can help a family going through a difficult transition before problems ever arise.

If you and your family are going through a difficult situation, the support of a family therapist at Great Lakes Psychology Group can help. Contact us today to set up an appointment with a counselor that will meet your families’ needs.