Family Therapy

Call if you are Struggling with any of these issues: During Consult, will review additional topics if your specific family struggle is missed.

Located At:

6075 S Quebec St, Suite 203
Centennial, CO 80111
Phone: (720) 708-4865

Move Past the Issues Plaguing Your Family

Call me at Collaborate Counseling, serving Centennial, Englewood & Greenwood Village, CO

When your family is in the midst of a struggle, resolve conflicts amicably by coming to Collaborate Counseling. I believe in helping families find a solution to the cycles that continually stifle the dynamic within the home.

Together, we'll help you develop better communication techniques and work through any trauma or disconnect your family has experienced. Choose Collaborate Counseling in Greenwood Village, CO for help with conflicts stemming from:
  • Family planning
  • PTSD
  • Adoption
  • Domestic violence
  • Blended families
  • Family/work balance issues
  • Adolescence
Whether you're a newly blended family or have been together since the beginning, you'll find the help you've been looking for at Collaborate Counseling. I strive to help every member of your family feel appreciated to normalize the household dynamic.
If you feel like you're at the end of your rope with your family, rely on Collaborate Counseling in Greenwood Village, CO for help.

Common Goals of Family Counseling:

  • Resolving family conflicts and problems
  • Creating more positive family environments and experiences
  • Developing the ability to communicate more effectively, deeply and meaningfully
  • Learning, to guide the family through traumatic experiences that have happened and may happen in the future
  • Potentially normalize the stage and life cycle in are currently in and experiencing, provide tools and skills to help equip your family through the normal, yet confusing, difficult period of life
  • Working through trauma, or deep systemic, family wounds in the safe haven of therapeutic environment
Ultimately, Family counseling's goal should be to create a safe environment so that everyone has the opportunity to be heard, received, affirmed, and validated for their part and role in the family.

Emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT) is an approach to family therapy whereby parents are viewed as essential to their children's mental health treatment. The primary aim of EFFT is to recruit and empower parents to engage in a primary supportive role in helping their child to cope with and/or recover from their behavioral and emotional challenges. Although empirical research is limited given its relatively brief existence, preliminary outcome and process research show promise among a variety of clinical populations and research is ongoing.

Emotion-Focused Therapy "family" is rooted in a deep and unwavering belief in the healing power of families, the essence of EFFT is to afford caregivers a significant role in their loved one's mental health and well-being. The therapist's role would then be to empower and support caregivers in mastering the skills, tasks, and feelings involved in four main domains:

  • Becoming their loved one's behavior coach, that is, assisting their loved one - regardless of age - in the interruption of symptoms and maladaptive behaviors (anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, etc.) as well as in the transition from stressful life events
  • Becoming their loved one's emotion coach, that is supporting their loved one to approach, process and manage stress, emotions and emotional pain, making symptoms unnecessary to cope;
  • Facilitating relationship repair and healing possible wounds from the child or family's past in order to help loved ones to let go of the weight of old injuries, and working through and resolving the fears and obstacles that surface in the caregiver during this challenging and novel journey.
  • This last step is necessary when these fears and obstacles interfere with the parent or caregiver's ability to be effective in their efforts. Caregivers and parents can learn these skills regardless of child's age, motivation or interst in therapy! This modality of therapy has been applied in many different treatment environments!

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