Dr. Gagnon offers a variety of counseling and related services for families. Each family situation is unique and each family member brings both strengths and problems into the family unit. That’s why Family Therapy can often be an effective counseling approach to help resolve issues such as:
- Parenting Disagreements
- Child Behavior Problems
- Adolescent Issues
- Parent-Child Relationship Problems
- Sibling Rivalry
- Conflict in the Family
- Substance Abuse in the Family
- Mental Illness of a Parent
- Mental Illness of a Child
- Family Support for Children on the Autism Spectrum
- Divorce and Separation
- Shared Custody
- Other Family Problems
Below is a brief description of the services available to families.
Family Counseling or Family Therapy is a special style of therapy that is aimed at improving family communication, functioning, and closeness. In Family Counseling the therapist works to improve understanding among the family members, increase the trust they have in each other, and help each family member become a better version of themselves, while still being accepted and loved in spite of not being perfect. (Because none of us is perfect!)
Help for Blended Families and Stepparents
Blended families face challenges that, if worked through productively, can result in a well-adjusted family unit, while still being respectful of biological parent-child relationships.
Divorce Support and Adjustment
Many families experience separation and/or divorce. Divorce support counseling for families helps both children and adults mange this significant life transition in a productive way.
Kids don’t come with an instruction manual and sometimes it’s just tough to figure our what they need, and how to best help them become happy and secure. Parenting Coaching teaches specific skills and parenting techniques that help improve your relationship with your child, improve the child’s self esteem, and help improve their behavior.
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