Below you’ll find a description of our family counseling that we offer at Sheltering Oaks Counseling. When you’re ready to schedule your session, please click the ‘Schedule Today’ button to connect with us and get the process started. We’d be honored to walk with you through your journey of healing and restoration.
Family counseling may be the answer.
While there are a variety of issues that may bring a family into therapy, one of the predominant ones is the parent and child relationship. A family may be struggling with a child who is acting out or having behavioral problems at home or school.
Parents may disagree on how to best parent their children and may seek therapy to work toward a solution. We have worked with parents and children of a variety of ages, from younger children to teens and adolescents as well as college-aged young adults.
When working with families, we help clients to clearly define the current problems bringing them into therapy, and the goals and growth steps they hope to achieve through therapy. One of the most important aspects of family therapy is identifying negative patterns of interaction that have become normal or entrenched in the family, and helping clients recognize these and shift to healthier patterns of interaction so that the family can experience the transformation they need.
Working with couples through conflict.
Another area where our therapists and counselors have experience working with families is with grief and loss. Sometimes, expected or unexpected life events, such as the death of a loved one, a diagnosis, or an accident can cause significant stress and strain on a family’s relationships. Even the healthiest families can feel their relationships have changed for the worse after going through something traumatic.
Conflict, fighting, or just being “on edge” with each other may be common now when it was rare before. This is very common and understandable, and therapy can be a place for a family to work through these realities and challenges together in a safe, set-apart time and place.
Sometimes the best way out of something is to journey through it, and that is where the therapy process is vitally important in a family’s life. Change in counseling often comes through the client’s own experience of purposeful processing and reflection, and we see our role as working alongside clients to help guide them in that process. This may look like learning to parent a child differently to resolve behavioral problems, or learning how to more openly and honestly communicate with each other and resolve conflict.
Therapy can help you gain a deeper understanding of each other and how to better communicate and meet each other’s needs in your family. Using empathetic listening, curious questions, and a variety of therapeutic skills and techniques, we journey with families in this important process to help them experience the transformation they need.
Using play therapy to reach children.
Some of our clinicians specialize in working with families with younger children and can offer play therapy options as a part of therapy. Other of our clinicians focus more on families with adolescents, teens, and young adult children.
If you are experiencing challenges in your family that you think therapy could help with, please reach out to us and speak with our secretary about which therapist or counselor would be the best fit for your family’s needs. It would be our privilege to serve you.
If you have an inclination that you might need to talk with someone, do it. Counseling is a perfectly normal and valuable experience that benefits many people. Is it time for you to get help and feel more connected in your relationships?
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Other Therapy Services at Sheltering Oaks Counseling
We have a number of valuable mental health services at our Wesley Chapel, FL based therapy clinic. Of course, you may have multiple concerns or may know someone who could benefit from these services! That's why we offer Christian counseling, counseling for young adults, therapy for cancer survivors, trauma therapy, marriage counseling, family therapy, and counseling for ministers. Not only can we help you in our Tampa area counseling offices, but we can also work with you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Florida.
In addition to therapy, we also provide a wide variety of testing services, including neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, Gifted testing, and more. Finally, our specialty services for veterans and parents as IEP advocates can help you too! We would love to connect when you are ready to reach out.