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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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

As adults it can often be a struggle to understand and make sense of how profoundly our families affect our lives. These relationships often change in ways we may not be prepared to process and can contribute to immense stress. In my professional experience, I have supported many individuals on their journeys to creating meaning from these experiences and managing these relationships effectively in the present.

— Cathy Ranieri, Licensed Professional Counselor in chicago, IL
 

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

Launching young adults, parenting teens, parenting children, parenting adult children, empty nesting, financial conflicts, school conflicts, household management, defiant children, Aspergers and autism-spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, co-parenting Also specialize in conflicts around extended families and family businesses.

— LauraMaery Gold, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Renton, WA
 

I help couples and families create a safe approach to managing difficult conversations. Whether you tend to be arguers or avoiders (or some of both) we can create a plan and common language to work through heated topics, avoided hot buttons, and past hurt that has occurred in conflict.

— Maureen Bethea, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fairfax, VA

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
 

Parents often unknowingly bring their own issues into their children's lives. And at the same time, children come into this world with their own temperament & are impacted by their own experiences that can contribute to family dynamics. I help family members truly see, hear, know & understand one another. I help parents develop healthy empathic relationships with their children, which helps the children feel loved, supported & respected. The result is greater harmony and ease in the family.

— Annette Barnett, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA

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
 

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

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
 

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

There are no perfect families. Sometimes old issues that seem like they should have been resolved, come back again and again. Whether it is between adult siblings or adult children and a parent, Jeannette York can help. Give her a call to set up an appointment today.

— Jeannette York, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Toluca Lake, 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 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
 

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

When couples or families seem to have the same arguments and with little resolution, relationships get strained and a feeling of disconnection can become the norm. I help partners or family members get underneath these frustrating dynamics, learn skills, and make new choices in communications which can bridge disagreements and rebuild connection. I teach families how disagreements can actually bring you closer together.

— Robin K. Schnitzler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Middleton, WI
 

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

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