Bergen Alliance Counseling
Family Therapy is a form of Psychotherapy that involves some or all members of a family. At Bergen Alliance we work within a systems approach. In this approach the family is regarded as a whole and emphasizes the family relationships, communication styles, conflicts, and other areas of difficulty within the family. Quite often we see families regarding issues of divorce, separation, custody issues, adolescent issues, illness, self esteem issues, bullying issues, and other factors that impacts the family as a whole. In addition, families come to see us if a child is having difficulty at home or at school and when parents need some guidance to help their child. We also see families if parents need to learn better parenting skills that can be more effective then the ineffective ones that they have been using. Sometimes a professional can see the entire picture and see things within the picture that the family members do not see.
We also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy especially when the issues of concern regards a child with aggressive tendencies, temper-tantrums, and other acting out behaviors at home or at school. Parents can learn the tools to work with a difficult child or adolescent. Family Therapy is becoming an increasingly form of therapy as changes in our family structures continue to shift. It can be quite difficult for parents or teachers to handle a child or adolescent who is oppositional, angry, anxious, or depressed. As we work with the family the goal is to empower each family member regarding their roles in the family unit.
All of our families are part of our Bergen Alliance Counseling Family, for as long as you need us. Each family is unique and special.