The foundation of any family counseling work is trust; trust in your therapist to work for the benefit of all members of the family is of the utmost importance. And that is precisely what I cultivate when working with families.
Families are complex organisms. Moving abroad can really disrupt the established dynamic of a family. After a big move, different members of the family may process or cope with the loss of their previous home differently.
The marital relationship can become strained and communication can feel counterproductive. Children may develop unexpected, unhealthy new behaviors such as acting out, becoming antagonistic or despondent, wetting the bed, or any other slew of unwanted reactions.
Families can then splinter off into what feels like warring factions with certain parties at odds with one another or allied against each other despite the underlying desire to connect. This is certainly not the image of a happy family.
However, if this sounds at all like your family perhaps I can help.
This means I view the overall family dynamic as what needs to change. Together we’ll seek out unhelpful generational patterns of relating. Then, we’ll implement new communication strategies to aid in healing old wounds and reestablishing positive connections.
Family problems can feel unalterable, but in truth, there’s always hope for change when members are willing to work for it.