Christian family counseling at Rowlett Christian Counseling is a usually short-term treatment aimed at reducing conflict between family members and fostering harmony and unity through improving the way they communicate and interact with one another.
Unlike individual counseling where the focus is on just one person’s role in a problem issue, family counseling focuses on the entire family unit. It involves looking at conflicts as patterns or systems that need to be adjusted. It also helps family members understand one another better, strengthen the bonds between them, and teach them the necessary skills for more effectively coping with stressful times after they are no longer in counseling.
Specific goals include identifying problem areas within the family, equipping family members with skills for handling conflict, and improving and strengthening relationships.
At Rowlett Christian Counseling, your first session will be focused on identifying the source of your family’s distress so that the counselor can determine how best to help you resolve it in a non-confrontational manner. He/she will ask you questions such as what made you decide to come to counseling, how each of you views the problem you are dealing with, when the issue started, and how you have been trying to deal with it so far.
You will be asked to openly share your thoughts and feelings using “I” statements rather than pointing fingers or trying to shift blame. Looking at the conflict from each family member’s point of view—including the children’s—is the first step towards empathy and a harmonious solution.
Once the counselor forms a good picture of your family’s dynamics and how you and your family members interact with one another, he/she will work with you to establish a treatment plan during which he/she will serve as an unbiased mediator, offering guidance as he/she helps you identify unhealthy patterns of behavior, tear down obstacles to growth, build trust, and heal from past hurts.
At Rowlett Christian Counseling, your family counselor will use one or a combination of several techniques to teach you how to communicate positively and effectively with one another and be equipped with the necessary skills to navigate through future challenges in a healthy, positive way even after counseling comes to an end.
Christian family counseling in Rowlett, Texas involves a combination of biblical principles and clinical intervention to help you find healing and wellness with God’s help. Choosing a counselor with a Biblical perspective ensures that your Christian values will be supported, and you will receive counsel in keeping with God’s will.
If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, please give us a call today at Rowlett Christian Counseling. We would be happy to discuss how we can help you manage the challenges you are facing and walk you through the healing process.