Family Conflict

Experiencing occasional conflict is very common, even in the closest of families. Sources of everyday conflict are typically things like miscommunication or misunderstandings. Serious, long-term conflicts can arise from things like substance abuse, financial problems, marital problems, a birth, a job change, or a big move. Whether the source of a families discord is major or minor, ongoing conflict can cause a lot of stress. Allowing conflict to linger and fester can cause lasting damage to familial relationships. If you and your family are experiencing ongoing conflicts, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s family conflict experts today.

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Launching young adults, parenting teens, parenting children, parenting adult children, empty nesting, financial conflicts, school conflicts, household management, defiant children, Aspergers and autism-spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, co-parenting Also specialize in conflicts around extended families and family businesses.

— LauraMaery Gold, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Renton, WA

Helping couples work through couple conflict and family conflict.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fulton, MD

Individuals and systems are in constant interaction and interdependent. You cannot have one without the other. Your identity is formulated within and in response to your system, whatever that may be, and your system is impacted by your identity. Family therapy is informed by a number of practices and methods to aid communication, acceptance, and understanding of human development, grace, and connection. The specifics beyond this methodology are informed only by YOU.

— The Wellness Counseling Center, LLC and Prairie Wellness Counseling Center, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Overland Park, KS

By using systems thinking, I consider every person's perspective in session and seek the chance to find common ground between you and those you love. Specific interests: mothering, fathering, parenting, blended families, co-parenting during and after conflict, fictive kinship/presumed family, family building (child free, birth, infertility, surrogacy, adoption), and family stressors around coming out/disclosing

— Laura McMaster, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA

Families are complicated, but I believe that we can all develop healthier relationships and thereby improve our quality of life. I will help you notice and change the patterns that are keeping you stuck and equip you with concrete skills to change your relationships.

— Kathleen Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington, DC

I have worked under the umbrella of “family conflict” for well over a decade. My years of experience in the child welfare field taught me priceless lessons about the struggles foster parents and adoptive families face when caring for highly vulnerable youth. In my work with victims of partner abuse, I dealt with the traumatic effects of divorce/separation, co-parenting, relationship/marital problems, infidelity, family of origin conflict and adolescent/teen violence problems on a daily basis.

— Carmen F Juneidi, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

Family conflict is stressful but very common! Perhaps you find yourself getting angry and losing your temper at your child more often, which makes you feel ashamed, but you just don’t know what else to do. Through our work together, I have seen many parents/caregivers improve their relationships with their children, enjoy spending time with their children more, feel less overall stress, and help their children improve their behaviors!

— Madison Crook, Licensed Professional Counselor in Greenville, SC

Support with setting boundaries, communicating needs, inner child work, and processing grief around emotional loss of a parent

— Christine Adams, Psychotherapist in Durham, NC

Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us. Anyone seeking healthier, closer family relationships can benefit from family therapy. Common reasons for seeking family therapy include: Divorce, Parent-child conflict, Problems between siblings, Domestic violence, Unexpected or traumatic loss of a family member.

— Guan Ellerbe, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brockton, MA

My training and experience are rooted in relational conflict resolution. I am comfortable with the whole family in the room, or with individuals needing support through asserting different boundaries with family. The theoretical perspectives that influence my work most are Structural Family Therapy, Bowenian Family Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy.

— Margaret  Certain, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

The family environment plays a big role in one’s life. Helping the family discover new ways to relate and communicate often reduces conflict and creates a supportive environment. Our clinicians begin therapy by building a compassionate relationship then incorporate evidence based treatment to help you reach your goals.

— Molly Olson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Saint Louis Park, MN

There are no perfect families. Sometimes old issues that seem like they should have been resolved, come back again and again. Whether it is between adult siblings or adult children and a parent, Jeannette York can help. Give her a call to set up an appointment today.

— Jeannette York, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Toluca Lake, CA

You are safe here. I get it. I'm an adult with ADHD and mom to five fabulous kids, four of whom also have ADHD and other neurodiversities. I've lived through chaos, self-doubt, massive insecurity, depression, anxiety and so much more on my journey to becoming an LMSW. You are not alone and you are not crazy. You have ADHD. I can help.

— Jeremy Didier, Clinical Social Worker in Overland Park, KS

Family dynamics are complex. Independent of what family has looked like for you in the past or in the present, one thing that is true is that how we were raised is an essential part of who we are. If as an adult now you are evaluating the ways in which you were raised and how that impacts your relationship with yourself and others, you may be feeling like you need a safe space to explore who you are and why, as well as what is authentic to you and what you are ready to unlearn.

— Luisa Bakhoum, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

I enjoy working with adult children and their parents to help open the lines of communication and change old relationship patterns. I think adulthood is a great time to work on re-working relationships with parents and siblings so you can have healthier connections going forward.

— Sheila Addison, Counselor in Oakland, CA

Working in family treatment for almost four years. Assisting families to repair relationships and offer problem solving strategies. Emphasis in family therapy in graduate school.

— Elizabeth Fulsher, Clinical Social Worker in Vancouver, WA

With a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, I have specialized training in assessing and providing insight into patterns and cycles that can keep relationships stuck

— Sayuri (Julie) Heinl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, VA