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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As a family therapist I have dealt with family conflict and marital conflict of varying intensity. That has included families where conflict has led to violence and families dealing with issues of substance abuse and of infidelity. My background has included a number of years working with and consulting to programs working with families referred by social service departments .

— Daniel Minuchin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

We all struggle in our families to one degree or another. When this feels overwhelming it may be time to change our approach. Together we can create new strategies for navigating complex relationships with our relatives both chosen and biological.

— Mohadev Bhattacharyya, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
 

Family conflict is a stressor that impacts all aspects of life. For most of my career, I worked as a Multisystemic family therapist, establishing my skills in addressing family conflict, crisis management, and comprehensive support. My approach to addressing family conflict uses strategic and structural family therapy interventions.

— Beth Gaudette, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have worked with family units who have struggled with being able to effectively communicate their emotions and concerns within the family unit. I will work to remain a neutral party that can facilitate navigation of these complex communication issues and build a plan to increase the effectiveness of communication and emotional regulation.

— Kealan Muth, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
 

Family relationships often emerge as topics in sessions. I use trauma informed care to guide clients toward better understanding patterns in family relationships and how intergenerational trauma may impact family functioning overall.

— Kristina Meyers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Family conflict is inevitable. Through my experience, I have learned that it is not about avoiding conflict but finding more effective ways to communicate and understand one another's perspectives. Working through conflict and bringing attention to areas of need is what allows for growth and healing.

— Elena Wise, Therapist in Philadelphia, PA

Facing challenges in relationships and feeling disconnected is tough. I want you to know that you're not alone in this. Together, we can explore these issues and find ways to bridge the gap between you and your loved ones. Let's work on understanding your needs, improving communication, and rebuilding those vital connections. You deserve to feel valued and connected in your relationships, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.

— Victoria Makaryan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Metairie, LA
 

It is difficult to heal when someone from our families may cause us to resort back to unhealthy relationship patterns. I like to explore family dynamics first to see if this person might be a trigger without even realizing it. If you feel this way, then perhaps we can explore ways to identify what a comfortable boundary is for you to set. Family therapy may also be an option if all parties are open to improving this relationship.

— Melanie Kohn, Therapist in Chicago, IL

What we learn from our own family affects our sense of self and seeps into our partnerships, work, and child-rearing. Solid individual or couples' therapy involves values clarification, trust and commitment, developing positive feelings towards oneself and our partner, sharing in life achievements, and conflict resolution skills. Insight isn't the cure, but it's where action begins.

— Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones, Psychologist in Durham, NC
 

Helping couples work through couple conflict and family conflict.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Laurel, MD

Family therapy can help you cultivate healthier relationships, improve communication, resolve conflicts, and navigate ruptures. I have significant experience and expertise helping families by developing new patterns of communicating. Families leave therapy with a new template for really listening to each other, tuning in to the ways they show up for each other. I will be there to support you every step of the way as you're doing some really hard and fruitful work together!

— Debbie Winslow, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO
 

I have completed training to work with families and provided family therapy for over a year.

— Haylee Heckert, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sioux Falls, SD

We help families get out of negative patterns of communication and get on the same page with things like parenting.

— Thrive Couple & Family Counseling Services, Counselor in Englewood, CO
 

I have many years of experience with conducting family therapy and creating healthy ways to address family conflict and improve communication.

— Kelley Nolan, Clinical Social Worker in West Chester, PA

Who we are is shaped by being part of a system: a society, a culture, and a family. Families fall into patterns that work for a while, but as every family faces change - aging, transitioning from one life stage to another, facing tragedy, or just dealing with the things that life throws at us - we all could use help with making that transition, creating a family structure that works for YOUR situation, YOUR unique family. I am looking forward to helping you with that.

— Kate Sciandra, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Eagan, MN
 

I have worked with families that have high conflict. I have worked with the children of divorce and the parents with co-parenting.

— Angeline Baucom, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Carlsbad, CA

The stresses of life can leave our relationships neglected and filled with unnecessary conflict. Growing up, we learn to sacrifice and even lie in order to get out needs met by our caregivers. Those patterns that helped you survive are causing problems. Avoidance and manipulating now block you from experiencing intimacy. I work with couples experiencing conflict using a step by step process using inner process work and communication skills that takes about six months.

— Triva A. Ponder, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

Can members of the family grow and develop as individuals, yet support each other... now and in the future?

— David Day, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA