Adults, children, and families have
individual counseling needs and so do people in relationships. Family
Connection brings a perspective that everything happens in context and has
a solution. Counseling is solution oriented while evaluating with a global
perspective for definite goals and clear guidelines to specific
solutions. (About Susan Burns).
Family Connection begins with the needs of the individual, and factors in
values, preferences in approaches, as well as personal and relationship
contextual history. A client centered approach is taken.
Each person is unique and each context is unique, so information is
gathered according to what is most valuable to selecting the most relevant
approach for the client's therapy.
Some people require
specific information such as a personal or relationship assessment.
Sometimes the needs are practical like what to do in divorce or school
issues, and sometimes behavioral therapy is needed like in treating
addictions. Some problems require deep healing and emotional release,
while other times parents might need coaching. Counseling the whole family
is possible while other times a child or adult needs support.
Whatever the needs, there
are a variety of approaches that can be used from family systems to
non-verbal therapies. It is your choice how it proceeds.