Families aren’t naturally at peace. Each individual in a family has their own struggles, their own perspectives, and their own unique ways of handling life. Often times, families are difficult to maintain, especially when one or more individuals are struggling in their own lives in some way. At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, Laurie Grengs works with families to help address any issues or concerns that might be keeping a family from operating normally. If you’re feeling distant from your family, if you feel that there’s been an increase in pressure on one or more members of your family, or if you feel that your family would simply benefit from having someone to talk to, then Laurie Grengs may be just who you need. As a Coon Rapids, Blaine, and Anoka, MN family therapist, she understands the benefit of listening to and working through concerns with an open mind and unbiased opinion; something that isn’t always possible within a family.
Adjusting to Family Changes
One of the most common causes of familial strife is unexpected or unwanted changes to the family structure or daily life. If you’ve made changes to your family dynamic, it might not go over as well as you’d hoped. Whether it be introducing a new sibling to the mix, adding a step-parent to your family, moving homes, or otherwise, changes are difficult for anyone, but changes to a family dynamic can change how the family operates – and therefore how the individuals in your family feel about each other. Laurie Grengs can help make this adjustment period smoother.
Family Grief Counseling
When tragedy affects a family, it’s important to remember that everyone grieves differently. That means your family may not heal at the same rate. If you’re going through a time of grieving and feel your family could use help getting through the process in a healthy way, Laruie Grengs can help with family grief counseling, offering individual and group counseling to make sure everyone is comfortable.
Family Therapy for Behavioral Concerns
Parents often have concerns about their children’s behavior, especially when there are changes made or new hardships to face within the family. If your child has been “acting out” or behaving unusually, help them move past their internal and external struggles with a family therapist who can listen and understand what is causing negative behaviors and what can help improve these behaviors.
Improving Family Relationships
Maintaining good family relationships is not always easy. Families argue, disagree about fundamental values, fail to communicate effectively, and cause each other grief or anger. Facing your unique challenges as a family will help improve family relationships and get your family on track to being – or returning to – a family you can all appreciate and enjoy, in time. Whatever for of help your family needs, if you’re looking for a Coon Rapids, Blaine, or Anoka, Minnesota family therapist, call Laurie Grengs at The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy at (763) 572-2326 or toll-free at (877) 572-2326, or email her at .