Family Counseling Services

family counseling servicesFamily counseling services help address issues within the family that involve children and parents. It is designed to work with family members together rather than individually. Some of the issues addressed include things like financial issues, child/parent conflict, or even substance abuse and its effects on the family. The main goals of family counseling are improving communication among family members, understanding your family’s circumstances, and helping solve problems.

Couples Counseling

Everyone has heard of marriage counseling, which usually refers to an attempt to repair a marriage. Less commonly discussed, but falls under our family counseling services,   is couples counseling. It’s normal for couples to argue. However, arguing puts significant strain on relationships. Counseling helps you and your partner communicate and work through why you are irritated, anger or at odds with one another. Couples counseling can help heal wounds and set you back on a healthy journey rather than offer a temporary fix with no lasting results. Couples counseling is a way to help prevent a rift in a marriage that could lead to marriage counseling.

Parent/Child Relationship Counseling

Wouldn’t it be great if parenting came with a manual? Unfortunately, it doesn’t and one of the most common family counseling services we provide is between parents and children. Our counselors have decades of experience and vast skill sets to help you and your child navigate the tumultuous transitions through childhood and adolescent years. Sometimes all it takes is some teaching in communication skills and understanding your child (or vice versa). Children do not have the comprehension of an adult, so their thought processes come off to adults as skewed. In reality, they are doing the best with what they have.

Other Counseling Services

In addition to family counseling services, there are many other areas our experienced therapists at Garrett Counseling Center specialize in. Some of these areas include blended family counseling, grandparent involvement, guidance/career, and Autplay therapy. For any questions regarding specific types of therapy or to schedule a consultation, contact us by clicking here or call (256) 239-5662. We are conveniently located in Huntsville, Boaz, and Jacksonville.

 

How Counseling Helps Teens With Eating Disorders

Counseling for eating disorders goes hand in hand with recovery from an eating disorder. Counseling for your teen is a key component in their recovery process. Teens who engage in a combination of eating disorder counseling and a treatment program have a higher likelihood to achieve and maintain complete recovery.

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What Does Eating Disorder Recovery Involve?

Recovering from an eating disorder doesn’t happen overnight or with just a therapist. It will take the involvement of many professionals to address the psychological component of eating disorders. When you and their medical doctor are ready to start counseling, the eating disorder specialist will interview you and your child. Then they will work to determine the best plan of treatment to implement based on your teen’s specific needs.

Benefits of Eating Disorder Counseling

Most commonly, an eating disorder is associated with a psychological component. If this component is left untreated, one is more likely to relapse. Counseling targets that psychological component equipping your teen with tools that will allow them a successful outcome in not only overcoming their eating disorder but maintaining their success as well.

Key to successful treatment is being able to address psychological factors that contribute to the eating disorder. This also decreases the likelihood of relapse at the end of treatment. Walking away with improved self-image and self-esteem are perhaps two of the biggest benefits of teen counseling for eating disorders.

We Can Help Your Teen

You have many choices when it comes to counseling in the Jacksonville, Boaz and Huntsville areas. Garrett Counseling has offices in all locations with counselors experienced in eating disorders and we have availability now. Don’t delay in getting your teen the counseling they need. Kickstart them on their journey to recovery and success. Fill out our confidential contact form, or call our office today at (256) 239-5662.