Family Counseling and Parenting

Family Counseling and Parenting

Helping your family feel closer and more enjoyable

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Parenting is not an exact science

Mistakes are OK!

Parenting is challenging enough. From the “trying threes” to those baffling teenage years, there are challenges to be managed. Remember, it is your child’s first time being at whatever age they are, and it is your first time parenting them at that age, so you will both make mistakes! You, as a parent, making mistakes is normal and healthy if you use those mistakes as opportunities to teach your kids HOW to leverage mistakes by apologizing when necessary, and by learning from the error in judgment.

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Strengths-Based Parenting & Family Counseling

Recognize the unique traits of each family member

Every individual has unique strengths and qualities that can contribute to the well-being of the family unit. By identifying and harnessing these strengths, family members can work together to manage stress and conflict in a more productive and harmonious way.

In Strengths-Based Family Therapy, we start by taking an inventory of each family member’s unique strengths and qualities. This helps us understand what each person brings to the table and how they can contribute to the family’s overall success.

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Understanding Families

Why we lash out at those we love

  • Ever just snap at your partner, kids, or parents?
  • Do you feel like you’ve lost your connection with your family?
  • Do you dread coming home? Make excuses to run long errands?
  • Is there a cloud hanging over your home?

Families often gather after long and tiring days of school and work, which can make them irritable and prone to snapping at minor annoyances. Unfortunately, loved ones may bear the brunt of this stress-induced behavior. It is crucial to remember that stressed-out behavior is not an accurate reflection of one’s personality, and it is vital not to take it personally.

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Mindfulness-Based Family & Parenting Therapy

Improve communication. Reduce conflict

Family conflicts are common, but they don’t have to be permanent. Mindfulness-based parenting and family therapy can help families improve their communication, manage conflicts, and reduce stress.

Mindfulness is a critical component of family and parenting counseling, as it helps family members become more self-aware, recognize their triggers, and respond more effectively to stressors. By being mindful, families can see patterns in their behavior that may be contributing to conflicts, and develop strategies to address those issues.

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Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s has worked in the helping profession since he started college in 1990. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin in 1994, he attended the highly-regarded University of Minnesota to earn his Master’s degree in 1997. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is recognized as a Board Approved Supervisor by the State of Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Jonathan has completed Level-2 of the Gottman Method of Couples Counseling, and in 1998 received training by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management & Debriefing. To learn more about Jonathan’s practice, click here: Jonathan F. Anderson, LPC-s.

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