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The relationships we share with our family can be some of the deepest and most meaningful we experience throughout our lifetime. While many view their family as a source of love, comfort, and support, some families become unhealthy due to conflict and stress brought about by life stressors. When family relationships become dysfunctional, they can have a profound impact that not only harms members in the day-to-day but can inflict wounds that last a lifetime.


The Counseling Center of Florence offers family counseling that uses a holistic approach to therapy by viewing the family as a complex unit that must be treated as a whole. What affects one member can, directly and indirectly, impact the entire system. Sometimes life events can upset the family unit and, when coupled with poor coping skills, can lead to anger, resentment, and disappointment.

Some common challenges that families face include:

  • Unhealthy communication

  • Parenting difficulties

  • Blended family challenges

  • Death and grief

  • Separation and divorce

  • LGBTQ acceptance

  • Behavioral problems

  • Illness (mental health, chronic, terminal)

  • Individual issues

Our therapists work with families to identify sources of conflict and teach coping skills so that families work together as a team instead of against one another. Some examples of healthy coping explored in therapy include:

  • Effective communication

  • Setting healthy boundaries

  • Fostering of empathy and understanding

  • Conflict resolution

  • Problem-solving

If your family is experiencing difficulties and you would like to learn more about our family counseling services, contact us today! Our caring and committed treatment team is ready to help.


Rediscover your joy by contacting The Counseling Center of Florence and scheduling your first session with a licensed counselor today. To learn more about becoming a client, visit the Getting Started page for details.  

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