The term “family counseling” is very broad and typically masks underlying issues that may be at the root of problems. There are often layers of problems and if it is a blended family situation the issues are compounded.
As counselors, we try to get answers to the following questions, as a minimum, in order to recommend the best approach:
- What are the perceived problems?
- What is the spiritual, mental and emotional condition of the parents?
- Are there behavioral strongholds such as anger, fear, depression addictions or pornography (typically called “issues”) that are present in one or more of the parents?
- What issues are the children presenting?
- Is there agreement on what a healthy family looks like? What are the areas of disagreement in terms of discipline.
Depending upon the answers we receive to those questions, and others, we are able to propose a ministry plan.
We encourage you to read the articles and testimonials from people just like you that we have been able to help. Spend some time on the website also to learn more about our resources and services.