“The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
The Families That Therapy Together, Stay Together
If your family is experiencing strain, stress or tension of any kind, it may be time to consider family therapy. Let’s face it. Sometimes being a part of a family can be tough. It doesn’t matter if the family is your biological family, your adopted or blended family, or one that you create. Family is sometimes tough because people are involved. And nothing in this world is more complex than people. And when you put them all in the same house/unit, you don’t always get the picture perfect combinations that are portrayed on 1970’s television shows.
Whatever family means to you, there are moments when communication and connections are broken or lost. Perhaps they were never there at all. And though you feel the weight of their absence, their restoration (or creation) is not impossible. That’s where family therapy and Alicia Beltran & Associates come in.
There’s a family that we provided services for that came in for family therapy that is the embodiment of a 2021 blended family. They were a family of two moms and two kids from previous marriages with men. Neither of their four (combined) children have adapted to the divorces and their moms not being with their fathers, and some of them were not adjusting well to their moms being in relationships with women. There were an assortment of layered and blended concerns that had to be dealt with even before the blended family concerns could be addressed. There were lots of tears, hurt feelings, sharing of truths that stung…but through perseverance and hard work on everyone’s part, we did it. Through months of tough family therapy sessions, we were able to help the children navigate their feelings about their new familial layout, offered all parties tools and guidance in how to negotiate tough conversations within and outside of the home and at the end of our days together, I think we can say that we had a success story to add to our proverbial wall.
We offer support and family therapy for families in crisis, those in need of an impartial listener to navigate tough conversations and dark times in the life cycle of the unit. Some of the more common challenges that we assist families navigating are as follows:
“Our family is a circle of strength and love with every birth and every union; the circle grows.”
We, through family therapy, help people to healthily navigate hurt in a way that allows all parties to feel heard. That’s what most hurts come down to, right? Someone felt ignored, disregarded, not understood and not valued because of…(insert your family’s thing here). We get it. We all have families and know the kind challenges that impede healthy, open, honest and close relationships. No matter what kind of family you have, you can trust us to be an effective springboard to launch your family to a better place.