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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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; Clayton Wellness Counseling Center, LLC; and Prairie Wellness Counseling Center, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Harrisonville, MO

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

A family session looks a lot different than individual therapy. I invite each member to each session and treat the family as a whole. I provide a safe space for members to share who they are and what they are feeling in order to move towards a connected, communicating family.

— Katy Niles, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, 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

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

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

I have experience working with families who are wanting to establish an equilibrium within their household structure and communication. In addition, I have successfully helped parents and adult children to work thought built up conflict and establish healthy relationships.

— Erica Varner-Anderson, Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

As a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in helping families and individuals cope and work through family conflict.

— Ashley Thwaites, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Macon, GA

I am fascinated by families and I always have been. It was the first therapy that I started practicing as a clinician. Families are incredibly complex. The tendency of a family system is to maintain homeostasis, in other words, resist change. The trouble with this is that the systems surrounding the family are always changing, as are the individuals in the family. I can help your family adapt to changing roles, rules and challenges.

— Paige L. Freeman, Ph.D., PLLC, Psychologist in Houston, TX

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, Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

Struggling with relationships with family members, family or origin or someone close to you? Maybe you have a toxic or abusive family member? Family conflict can be distressing and make you feel alienated. Let me help you navigate these issues and create a plan so that you can have the peace and valuable relationships you deserve!

— Lauren Butcher, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Garland, TX

I have worked under the umbrella of “family conflict” for well over a decade. My years of experience in the child welfare field taught me priceless lessons about the struggles foster parents and adoptive families face when caring for highly vulnerable youth. In my work with victims of partner abuse, I dealt with the traumatic effects of divorce/separation, co-parenting, relationship/marital problems, infidelity, family of origin conflict and adolescent/teen violence problems on a daily basis.

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