Family Conflict

Experiencing occasional conflict is very common, even in the closest of families. Sources of everyday conflict are typically things like miscommunication or misunderstandings. Serious, long-term conflicts can arise from things like substance abuse, financial problems, marital problems, a birth, a job change, or a big move. Whether the source of a families discord is major or minor, ongoing conflict can cause a lot of stress. Allowing conflict to linger and fester can cause lasting damage to familial relationships. If you and your family are experiencing ongoing conflicts, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s family conflict experts today.

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Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us. Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships can benefit from family therapy. Common reasons for seeking family therapy include: Divorce, Parent-child conflict, Problems between siblings, Domestic violence, Unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member.

— Guan Ellerbe, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brockton, MA

Individuals and systems are in constant interaction and interdependent. You cannot have one without the other. Your identity is formulated within and in response to your system, whatever that may be, and your system is impacted by your identity. Family therapy is informed by a number of practices and methods to aid communication, acceptance, and understanding of human development, grace, and connection. The specifics beyond this methodology are informed only by YOU.

— The Wellness Counseling Center, LLC and Prairie Wellness Counseling Center, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Overland Park, KS

The family unit may experience significant stress because of work, school, or the personality differences of various family members. In addition, as children grow and enter new phases in their lives, parents and children may need help in a safe environment to explore ways of coping with these changes. Our clinicians work with families and/or with a parent and a child to help them learn how to navigate transitions, communicate effectively, and develop an empathic, secure connection.

— Washington Psychological Wellness, Mental Health Practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD

Families are complex and throughout time often get stuck, and need support around a number of concerns. I have experience working with all types of families. Families going through a divorce, blended/step-families and extended family or in-law concerns. Raising children is not easy, thus it can be extremely challenging to navigate all of the different relationship dynamics in a family unit, an especially when going through a family change.

— Brandee Silverman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and worse. We learn our vocabulary, habits, customs, and rituals and how to view and observe the world around us. Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships can benefit from family therapy.Family therapy is necessary to address family issues and heal a family’s wounds. Does this resonate with your family, consider seeking family therapy. Family therapy can be beneficial on many different levels.

— Jennifer Hamrock, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Hermosa Beach, CA

I am trained in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy.

— Amy Markley, Therapist in Chicago, IL

I have experience in working with people dealing with family conflict.

— Clara Chestnut, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rochester, NY

A happy household is all about equilibrium with the structure and communication, along with finding connection with acknowledged roles. I have experience with helping families (including parents and adult children) to establish these connections.

— Erica Varner-Anderson, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

In my work with victims of partner abuse, I deal with the traumatic effects of divorce/separation, co-parenting, relationship/marital issues, infidelity and family of origin conflict on a daily basis. I also have a lot of experience in the field of adoption/foster care, and working with the adolescent/young adult population.

— Carmen F Juneidi, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

With a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, I have specialized training in assessing and providing insight into patterns and cycles that can keep relationships stuck

— Sayuri (Julie) Heinl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, VA

I'm a certified family and systems therapist. Helping families to understand their strengths and ways to shift the patterns which have contributed to conflict is something I really enjoy. I also provide caregiver support and consultations - parenting is equally the most incredible and amazing gift and the hardest job you could find. You deserve support to show up as your preferred parent self and for the days this simply isn't possible.

— Amanda Starfield, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Family conflicts can take many forms. The difficulties can be between parents and a child, siblings, or even involve issues with extended family. Sometimes the difficulties relate to a current event but other times the issues are more chronic and longstanding. My approach to working with families involves combining effective communication and conflict resolution skill development with a blend of family systems therapy and structural family therapy tecniques.

— David Shapiro, Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA

Family conflict is one of the most unique areas of therapeutic work. By taking a relational look at family conflict, I help families learn what one another is really feeling and meaning in their words and actions. By giving each member a voice, I help heal the family structure and unit.

— Lindsey King, Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

Families are complicated, but I believe that we can all develop healthier relationships and thereby improve our quality of life. I will help you notice and change the patterns that are keeping you stuck and equip you with concrete skills to change your relationships.

— Kathleen Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington, DC

Relationships are complex and the way we interact with those closest to us can be impacted by stress, grief, substance use, judgement, distance and unique events. I help individuals identify their needs/wants, tune into their inner-voice, decide what boundaries are healthy to put in place, and understand the role that they play in conflicted interactions.

— Meredith Waller, Clinical Social Worker in Boulder, CO

My course of graduate study emphasized family systems. I then put this study to work with families and relationships who were experiencing distress. I have experience in a therapeutic capacity and in the capacity of a crisis worker reuniting families in lockout or runaway situations, meaning either the child has run away from home or the family has refused to allow the child to return. Having had experience in high-stress situations, I am comfortable working with any level of conflict.

— Meg Six, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI

As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate I specialize in creating a voice for all in the family to help get through family conflicts. I work to make sure each person in the family is heard so healing can take place.

— Darrell Reese, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in HOUSTON, TX