Our Counselors at Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling are trained to work with the whole family system. There are a number of ways that we provide family therapy; the whole family, in pairs (child/parent), individually, or a combination of the above. Who participates in each family therapy session depends on the goals and conflict within the family. For example, if the couple starts marital counseling, and conflict impacted the children, family counseling can be used to process the conflict together and the vision for the future as a family. Or, if a parent is struggling with an addiction or mental illness, family counseling can be used to help everyone understand, support, and process as family.
The goal of JCAC is to create safety in which all family members can freely share and express their thoughts and feelings, therefore creating a healthy process of differences, allow for conflict resolution, and to facilitate increased connection. Talk therapy & Play therapy are both used to facilitate healthy communication, healing, and growth as a family.
Our counselors can help you find balance and stability while your loved one is away, or as they integrate back into civilian life. We can work with the whole family, parent/child pairs, and couples. We also offer support to family members in understanding and insight into PTSD, Depression, and Substance Abuse. We look forward to serving your family.
When working with a family with young children our counselors are trained to practice family play therapy, filial therapy, or theraplay. Our counselors will want to meet with the parents first to provide an overview access of the family’s emotional needs. Our counselors work holistically with family to create unique goals and plans of therapy for each family to meet their unique needs. Please call to see how we can meet your family therapy needs!
One of our models of family therapy is Structural Family Therapy. This theory’s foundation is in the principals of: family structure, rules, rituals, and patterns of interaction. The counselor is trained to assess these dynamics and see how they impact the problems and the solutions. This model assists families to have healthy boundaries, communication, and connection. Another model our counselors utilize is the Attachment Theory. This theory allows counselors to analysis safety and distress in relationships and assist in the connection and emotional vulnerability. Call our intake line above if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.