Children may not express their mental issues in a verbal way but there are signs that parents can recognize.Read more
It is common for families to go through difficult times. There is no such thing as a “perfect” family, or one that never experiences any challenges. Families are complex systems made up of long-term, complex relationships. The loss of a loved one, health challenges, trauma, and financial difficulties can significantly impact family dynamics, relationships, routines, communication, and problem-solving abilities, which, left unattended, can lead to chronic family dysfunction.
Some of the common reasons why families may experience difficulties may include:
While family challenges can pass on their own, most of the time they require purposeful attention and involvement of all family members to resolve difficulties and move forward in a positive way.
There are many different signs that can indicate that a family is struggling. These may include:
Family counselling by a trained mental health professional may help to resolve the challenges your family is facing, improve communication, strengthen relationships, and build resilience in the face of stressors. Family counselling involves bringing together all members of the family, in a collaborative partnership with the counsellor, in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.
Family counselling may be able to help in a variety of ways, including:
Dalton Associates can help you and your family find a mental health professional who is a familial and cultural fit, to help restore your family to happiness.