The Institute for Healthy Families believes an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, so counseling for families is focused on early intervention with a family systems approach. Someone once said: “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.” The reality is, we all experience hurt in our families of origin, and no family is perfect. Family counseling is an opportunity to experience emotional intimacy with each other in a safe, non-judgmental environment. IHF helps family members dialogue with each other, develop empathy for each other’s struggles, resolve long-standing conflicts, and come to a greater place of healing and harmony in their relationships. Family therapy ranges from one-hour sessions, to one-day intensives, to multiple-day family healing weekends.
We believe that children and youth benefit when they experience strong attachments with parents, families, schools, places of worship, and healthy communities. Unfortunately, our religious families and communities often place a high value on good behavior, rather than helping children learn how to process their emotions in a healthy way. Our philosophy on family counseling includes developing strong parent and family attachments, healthy and open communication, and an understanding of how emotions and feelings impact our lives and help us adjust to life’s many changes.
Click here for more information on our Healing the Family intensive counseling for families with children, youth, and adolescents.