Are you tired of the constant bickering and arguing? Are you concerned about your children’s adjustment to a recent change in the family? The family counselors at CFS can help you reduce conflict, understand each other better, and foster closeness. They can help your family identify the way you handle problems or changes and develop strategies to solve your problems in a more effective way. Our family therapists will also help you identify the strengths in your family and help you use those strengths to tighten family bonds.
There is no such thing as a perfect family. Modern day stressors, such as balancing job and home, an unanticipated family crisis or mental illness of one family member can compromise the health of the entire family. While some families have built-in support from stable extended relations, even the best of families need outside help every now and then. During difficult times an objective, professionally trained therapist can be of great assistance in offering support, guidance and feedback to help people navigate through their options.
In family therapy, you will examine the roles of each family member as well as the rules and behavior patterns that influence the way you respond to one another. In therapy, you will examine the ways individual personalities and values influence the family as a whole. If one member of the family system experiences a significant change, it can affect the entire family. In counseling, you will develop better ways to communicate with one another. You will begin to enjoy one another’s company again.
Family counseling may include all family members or only those most able to participate. If a family therapist sees an individual family member, it is in relation to the family therapy. If a family member discovers a need for individual therapy, then they will be referred to one of our other therapists. This is our practice in order to provide the very best care to our patients and avoid any competing loyalties.
Reasons a family may decide to enter therapy:
*Impending divorce or separation
*Improve communication patterns
* Adjusting to a new reality or significant change
*Behavioral or emotional issues of the children are impacting the family
*Children who don’t get along with each other bringing a blended family together
*One family member has a mental illness, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, or depression Catholic Family Services specializes in working with the broad scope of situations in which family issues may arise. We work with all types of families who desire family counseling in any number of forms.
Access to this service is easy. Just call the office nearest you to begin the counseling process. Sometimes the most difficult part, but most important, is getting started. The staff of CFS is here to help you and your family.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our family counselors, have any questions, please call our Birmingham Office at 205-324-6561 or call our Huntsville office at 256-536-0073or call our Florence Office at256-768-1550 if you would like to email us for more information please do so at infoCFS@bhmdiocese.org , or if you have decided that you do want services after talking to one of our staff or researching our services please return the adult form to CFS via email infoCFS@bhmdiocese.org , fax 205-323-7475or in person.