Blended Families

Blended families have unique challenges in communication and connection.

 

“We love each other, but my spouse’s child is having a hard time adjusting to our marriage.”

 

“We have very different parenting styles, and the kids are confused.”

 

“We have both biological children and foster children with different needs.”

 

“I’m divorced but started dating again and want to know how to talk to my kids.”

 

  Journeys Is Here For Your Family

 

 It can be difficult to successfully navigate the various needs of spouses, children, and extended family members.  A Journeys counselor is trained in assessing the family system, identifying issues, and helping you work toward solutions.  Improving communication, adjusting expectations, and increasing emotional connection can all be part of the healing journey for your new relationship, marriage and your family.

 

You may still have concerns, such as…

“We aren’t having too much difficulty yet, so maybe counseling should wait.”

 

We find that families willing to get help sooner rather than later often have better outcomes.  It can be easy to put off counseling, but like any form of healthcare, it often works best as a preventative or early intervention measure.  When couples or families identify upcoming changes (remarriage, bringing in foster children, adoption, blending children from two different families), counseling can be a helpful strategy for ensuring a positive transition.

 

 

We generally recommend scheduling an initial assessment with a Journeys counselor to evaluate what your family's specific needs are, as well as determining best options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the perfect fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for your family.

 

Click on the suggested therapists to schedule a consultation or check out our team to connect with a therapist that's right for your situation. Most of our team members see a variety of clients, so feel free to read up on multiple options!

 

Need help? Contact our administrative assistant here with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for you and your family's needs.

 

 

Roxane R. Thorstad, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Co-Founder

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Kim Chaves Scott MC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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