One of the greatest joys of life is parenting – it is also one of the most rewarding and difficult jobs you will ever have. There is an underlying assumption that parenting comes naturally to us, but in most instances, family relationships can be overwhelming and hard to navigate.
Since all families are unique, there isn’t always a simple approach to making the complex relationships we value so dearly function as well as we’d like. Family and parenting counseling is something that many individuals seek when they find themselves in need of guidance and support to improve relationships with children, spouses, and the family unit as a whole.
That’s where Behavioral Health Associates of Broward comes in. Our caring therapists provide counseling for parents, children, spouses, and more to help families function optimally within their family unit. Our goal is to help provide the guidance and support needed for families to reach their goals and dreams and for children to have a healthy childhood experience.
Parenting/Family counseling is a form of therapy that provides the tools and guidance to help parents through difficult situations, problem areas, behavioral concerns, and many other circumstances that threaten the functioning of family life. Family therapy can address many types of issues, ranging from mother-daughter communication issues to marital problems or even postpartum depression.
Counseling can sometimes carry a stigma. Because of that, many clients will delay seeking help until they are experiencing tension, negativity, or animosity in their relationship(s). However, everyone can benefit from the communication skills and personal insight afforded to them by a licensed counselor- whether you are trying to navigate a conflict or simply looking to improve your bond with a family member(s) or partner.
Our parenting and family therapists assess various problems at a systematic and relational level, from the perspective of all family members and with an understanding of the surrounding context and personal feelings of everyone involved. During parenting counseling, our therapists explore relational dynamics, longstanding patterns, belief systems, and any other factors that may be contributing to the development and persistence of problems.
With a better understanding of the family dynamic, problem areas, background history, and the different perspectives/feelings of each family member, our licensed counselors can help families work through their issues and function more harmoniously in their daily lives.
Family therapists, whether for parenting or marital counseling, see the problem as the problem, not the person or family presenting it.
Through genuine compassion and understanding, we align ourselves with each family member to them give them a voice and validate their perspective, find opportunities for compromise, and support them in working together as a team – as a family.
This enables counselors to work with the parent, child, or sibling in a way that creates a safe space for families to change how they relate to the problem, allowing peace and harmony to return to their lives.
Some of the most common challenges of parenting can include:
No family is the same. Challenges can range from multigenerational issues to difficulty in teaching family values and are usually a combination of stressors of all sorts. Our team of caring family therapists can help.
Parenting and family counseling works best if everyone in the relationship is involved. The professionals at Behavioral Health Associates of Broward work with each person connected to the relationship, including parents, children, siblings, step-family, and anyone else involved in your family life. A fractured relationship can’t be mended unless all stakeholders are included in the treatment. Everyone affected by the conflict must be part of the process, or healing cannot begin.
Behavioral Health Associates of Broward will support and guide you and your family on a more harmonious path together so you can be a better parent for your child. Contact us at 954-908-0888 or fill out a form for more information. We are here to help.
11555 Heron Bay Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Coral Springs, FL 33076
5890 South Pine Island Rd, Suite 201
Davie, FL 33328