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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When we feel overwhelmed, we often do harmful things whether that be hurting ourselves, doubting our self-worth, or acting out towards those we love. The relationships in our lives suffer, and we feel more and more distant from who we want to be. By exploring the underlying issues, changing our self-talk, and learning new skills, life can start to feel easier and more enjoyable for everyone involved.

— Devan Briggs, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glendale, AZ

Support with setting boundaries, communicating needs, inner child work, and processing grief around emotional loss of a parent

— Christine Adams, Psychotherapist in Durham, NC

Family often holds deep heartache, blessing, and complexity. Family relationships also unfold over a lifetime and with different arcs. Family work includes: —Exploring family of origin dynamics for deeper understanding of your experience and formative impact —Issues of closeness and separation, boundaries and related conflicts —Navigating navigating conflict or estrangement in family relationships in the present

— Holly Grigsby, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Helping couples work through couple conflict and family conflict.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fulton, MD

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

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 Irvine, CA

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

The focus of my graduate program (Master of Social Work) was family systems. I use Family Systems Theory as a guiding pillar of my work. Our families shape so much about who we are, they are bound to impact the way we think and interact with the world around us. There doesn't need to be conflict for someone to need a listening ear or outside perspective.

— Tyler Tripp, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

I am trained in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy.

— Amy Markley, Therapist in Chicago, IL

Through therapy we will work on increasing communication, identifying styles of relating, learning healthy conflict management, and finding ways to increase healthy boundaries. Family therapy is intricate work as every individual brings their own personality and difficulties when relating to other family members. Together we will work on stopping toxic cycles and increasing cohesiveness and understanding within the home.

— Devan Briggs, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glendale, AZ

Family systems, particularly mother/daughter relationships, are my personal areas of interests and dealing with conflict is a really common issue. I promise you it isn't just you and your family. Conflict in family relationships is normal but there are all kinds of ways to make it less painful and more tolerable. You can even enjoy your family when you healthy boundaries, clear communication and realistic expectations.

— Melissa Shannon, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

I have a lot of experience helping families increase their ability to communicate and feel a greater degree of connection. Often, once we understand and acknowledge the valid places our feelings are coming from, this enables the conversation to turn from conflict to communication. Everyone has a role to play and some valuable to bring to the table. My role is to help build on the connection that is already there

— Jonny Pack, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC

Family dynamics are complex. Independent of what family has looked like for you in the past or in the present, one thing that is true is that how we were raised is an essential part of who we are. If as an adult now you are evaluating the ways in which you were raised and how that impacts your relationship with yourself and others, you may be feeling like you need a safe space to explore who you are and why, as well as what is authentic to you and what you are ready to unlearn.

— Luisa Bakhoum, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Auburn, WA

Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that is used when dealing with couples and families. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. This type of therapy focuses on family problems, which are seen in relation to family interactions, instead of based only on individual members of a unit. I usually focus on the interactions between family members and how those interactions may foster issues.

— TaMara Gray-Phillips, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chester Springs, PA

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

You are safe here. I get it. I'm an adult with ADHD and mom to five fabulous kids, four of whom also have ADHD and other neurodiversities. I've lived through chaos, self-doubt, massive insecurity, depression, anxiety and so much more on my journey to becoming an LMSW. You are not alone and you are not crazy. You have ADHD. I can help.

— Jeremy Didier, Clinical Social Worker in Overland Park, KS

Family conflict can take many different forms. Possibly it looks like disconnection between you and your children. Or you may be fighting with your partner while wishing for more stability. As a Marriage AND Family Therapist I have been trained in working alongside these types of family dynamics, targeting and strengthening the bonds between each family member. I believe in the importance of working with everyone involved and look forward to working with your unique family.

— Kristen Skowronski, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in The Woodlands, TX