"You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
- Desmond Tutu
We all dream of creating a happy family. We put so much time and effort into creating a happy family and we may feel so confused, frustrated, and at a loss when our reality isn't what we had hoped. The hardest job on earth is being a parent! Our template for parenting comes from our own family of origin and how we interpreted our experiences as small children.
When working with your family, Holistic Psychotherapy helps you to identify patterns and themes from your family of origin and how they are influencing the dynamics in your current family. Once these patterns and themes are identified it helps you to look at the presenting problem in a different light. Through understanding, you become centered, hope is restored, and you are better able to work on the problem at hand so that peace and harmony can be established within your family.
When asked to meet with a child or adolescent, we determine where the problem may be stemming from and how best to proceed. It may be best to work with your child, you and your spouse, your entire family or some combination to promote change. No matter where the problem lies once it is identified and understood negative patterns of thinking, feeling and relating can be broken.