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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I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - trained in systems and family relationships.

— Mary Jarnagin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lexington, KY

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
 

I have worked with many families that have experienced family conflict. I use Functional Family Therapy (FFT) concepts and approach that allows me to work with family members in addressing repetitive cycles that impact family relationships. My goal when working with families is to find solutions and openly talk about the cycles that continue to create issues within family members.

— Julio Garibay, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gardena, CA

My training and experience are rooted in relational conflict resolution. I am comfortable with the whole family in the room, or with individuals needing support through asserting different boundaries with family. The theoretical perspectives that influence my work most are Structural Family Therapy, Bowenian Family Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy.

— Margaret  Certain, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

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

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
 

Our work in Family Law has equipped us with expertise in working with interpersonal violence and other family conflict. We are here to help you manage the significant challenges in a relationship with IPV and assist you on issues of safety and restructuring your boundaries as you move through the process. This includes working with parents and children in improving their relationships and with parents on strengthening their abilities to co-parent.

— Paula E. Bruce, Ph.D. & Associates, A Psychological Corporation, Psychologist in Beverly Hills, CA

My approach to treating families and couples is unique simply because each family and relationship is unique. From couples who are seeking a tune up or in crisis while dating, engaged, married and/or blended to those with one or multiple children, I apply a new systems theory & mode of therapy, The Gottman Method with my patients which has profound and powerful implications.

— Christina Eller, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
 

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
 

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

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
 

We are trained to consider presenting issues from a contextual family systems lens and are always considering complex intergenerational trauma and other family dynamics in our work with all clients- whether you come to therapy with your family or as an individual.

— Sprout Therapy PDX, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

I received my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. I obtained in-depth training on managing family conflict through various clinical training opportunities. I have been working with families for the past 15 years in helping to resolve conflict.

— Ruchi Bhargava, Clinical Psychologist in Frederick, MD

When addressing family conflict I like to look at it as a complex and multidimensional problem. I concentrate on identifying the different risks factors that cause conflict and disruption in the family system then focus on decreasing those risk factors and on increasing protective factors that directly affect the entire system. A lot of family conflict includes needing to address communication patterns, improve problem solving skills and increasing the level of respect in the entire system.

— Jaleesa Black, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA