Do you worry constantly about your children? About how a death in the family or an impending separation or divorce will affect the kids? Do you find yourself out of your depth with emotional and behavioral challenges that seem to drain all of your energy?
Parenting is one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer, but it's also one of the most challenging. As a first-time dad of a newborn or mom to many school-age children, you're facing a unique set of circumstances that can leave you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and stretched thin. The demands of caring for young children can be physically and emotionally draining, while balancing the needs of older children can be just as demanding.
Counseling can be an effective way to help children and families grow closer and stronger, and develop better insight and understanding of one another. Our Chicago family counseling and children’s counseling services can help to improve communication and understanding within the family, as well as provide a path to growth for all members.
Counseling for children is an important and effective way to provide healing for the entire family. It helps children gain insight into their own thoughts and behaviors, and it helps them to develop the skills necessary to cope with difficult situations. It also provides a safe environment to explore family dynamics and to build healthier relationships.
Counseling for children often involves parents and families, although the amount may vary depending on your child’s age and the type of counseling you’re seeking. In most cases, your involvement is the key to unlocking your child’s success in counseling.
If your child is receiving focused play therapy or counseling, you may be asked to attend some sessions with your child to help process their experiences and discuss strategies for managing difficult emotions. In family counseling, you may be asked to attend all sessions to ensure that family dynamics are addressed and that everyone’s concerns are heard. Our counselors will discuss with you how involved you should be in your child’s sessions, whether family sessions would be helpful, and how you can best support your child’s progress.
At Pure Health Center, we offer a warm and welcoming environment to explore and develop new ways to come together as a family through our evidence-based treatments. Our family and children’s counseling services can help to improve communication and understanding within the family, as well as provide healing for parents and children.
If you think your family and child may benefit from counseling, contact us today. Our experienced counselors are here to provide a supportive and understanding atmosphere for your family to discuss their concerns and work towards a better future.