Couples & Family Counseling
Anxiety in Couples
Anxiety gets projected. When one person brings home feelings from work, it affects the home life. And vice versa. When the individuals can become more aware of their anxious parts, and how they can be more aware and attuned, more communication and love can be shared.
Children are like sponges, especially in the realm of feelings and anxiety. With the unique combination of nature and nurture, many children who are overwhelmed with anxiety have what seem like feeler antennae and absorb much from their environment. Learning parenting perspectives that can understand these parts of their children can make space for the children to begin to find balance.
Anxiety from Demanding Careers Affects the Family
Family dynamics impact all areas of life. If one member of a family suffers anxiety from a demanding career, it can affect the whole family. If you would like to see how you and your family can cope with stressful dynamics of anxiety, then contact me below.
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The Family Dynamics Impacts the Career
Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for better and for worse. When we learn their vocabulary, habits, customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us, it affects the career performance. Any anxiety in the family or the career then creates a dynamic loop.
If you are seeking healthier, closer family relationships, then you can benefit from family therapy.
Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:
- Parenting Issues
- Parent-child conflict
- Problems between siblings
- Partner Conflicts due to Heightened Anxiety
- The unexpected or traumatic change in the family
Relational Approach to Anxiety
Most people deal with the above-mentioned issues from rule-based behavioral approaches . Although rules can help, what can be at the root is understanding the driving needs of the individual members, in the way members relate.
Being able to understand how an anxious family is formed can help bring understanding and awareness, as well as healing.
Some positive family therapy outcomes are:
- Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries for various stages of life
- Fostered sense of cohesion and communication among family members
- Promotes problem-solving through an understanding of family patterns and dynamics
- Builds empathy and understanding, for continued open communication.
- Reduces family conflict, and build healthier ways to disagree
Studies show that family therapy is particularly important for families with members who struggle with numbing behaviors of an anxious member. When the whole family grows, each member is better off.
If you’re interested in learning about how I can help pull your family back together, contact me today for a free consultation.