Family Counseling

Family Counseling

Family Counseling services offered in Robbinsville, NJ

When one person struggles with a mental or behavioral problem, it disrupts everyone in the family, causing conflicts that break down relationships and lead to daily trauma. No matter what causes the problem, you can overcome the issue by seeking family counseling with Jennifer Joireman, MA, EdS, LPC, LCADC, at Town Center Counseling. In addition to a master’s in counseling and post-master’s training in marriage and family therapy, Jennifer has nearly three decades of experience providing compassionate counseling that restores the family. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, or book online today.

Family Counseling Q&A

What is family counseling?

Family counseling deals with the challenges that affect the mental health and well-being of a family unit. A family unit includes everyone sharing the same household. In some cases, counseling may also include people who have an ongoing role with you and your family, even if they don't live in the same house.

During family counseling, Jennifer identifies and addresses your specific challenges. She helps each person understand their role, whether they’re contributing to or trying to resolve family problems.

Then the family learns how to work together to manage the problem at hand, support one another, and build a healthy, loving family unit.

When might I need family counseling?

Counseling can help with virtually every type of problem that interferes with your family. Jennifer frequently works with people facing issues such as:

  • Behavioral problems
  • Trouble at school
  • Children with disabilities
  • Communication problems
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Sibling conflict
  • Domestic violence
  • Death of a loved one
  • Divorce or separation
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Major life transitions (moving, birth of a new baby)
  • Mental health disorders in family members

When one family member has a mental health disorder, it affects the entire family, disrupting relationships, limiting activities, and often isolating the family.

What should I expect during family counseling?

Sometimes family members share in a single traumatic event that causes emotional difficulties for each person. In other cases, the source of the problem may be one person's mental, developmental, or academic problem.

Regardless of the underlying cause, family counseling focuses on building understanding and collaboration between family members. As an experienced family therapist, Jennifer draws from many counseling techniques to support your family’s unique problems.

Though she may use different types of therapy, family counseling is generally based on the dynamics within your family. The way family members communicate, and each person’s ability (or inability) to deal with problems, can build up or break down their relationships and connections.

Your therapy may focus on many possible goals. You may need to improve communication, gain insight into one person’s mental health problem, or learn new conflict management or behavioral techniques, to name a few.

If you need support to improve your family dynamics, call Town Center Counseling or book an appointment online today.