Experiencing family problems? Are you worried about a breakup or divorce?
The following are some of the most common signs of family problems:
- Your child is refusing to respect your rules
- Our financial situation is out of control
- Your separation or divorce is creating huge emotional problems for the children
- Issues between family members do not get resolved
- Your child is suddenly showing signs of distress (mood changes, poor grades, few friends or interests)
- The fighting between you and your partner is affecting your children
- Family members feel unappreciated
- Communication is often one sided, hostile, sarcastic, angry or completely avoided.
- Your new relationship or marriage is a problem for the children
- Your child's behavior is out of control (fighting, alcohol or drug use, cutting, sexual acting out)
- Family members feel unappreciated
Free 15-minute Consultation
If you are experiencing one or more of these signs, take the first step toward positive change in your life. Call to schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation with Dr. Tracey Stulberg at (248) 258-9189.
For over 25 years, Dr. Tracey Stulberg has successfully treated hundreds of families - two parent, single parent, step or blended - teaching them skills to resolve their issues and create healthy, loving relationships in less than 10 sessions using Brief Therapy.
What is Brief Therapy?
At the Birmingham Family Therapy Clinic, Inc. we practice Brief Therapy. Brief Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that utilizes client's strengths and resources to help them effectively identify and resolve situations. Brief therapists help clients set realistic and measurable goals so that therapy is time-limited, ending when goals have been met. Brief therapy is successfully used to help couples, families, and individuals find long lasting solutions in a brief period of time - usually in less than 10 sessions. Learn more about the benefits of Brief Therapy.
What is Brief Family Therapy?
Brief Family Therapy gives you the tools to provide support, love and safety for your family members. When your family is facing life's critical challenges, family members may need help to avoid or reverse destructive patterns. Brief family therapy addresses these challenges - separation, divorce, fighting and communication difficulties, financial hardships, additions or losses in family membership, violence, grief, illness, addiction and life-style issues.
Working together in therapy, families can help reduce the hurt, foster positive interactions and allow trust to develop. Even long-standing hostility or conflict may be replaced with positive, nurturing behaviors. Collaboratively, gently, and with mutual respect, family members can learn to support and feel safe with each other.
Respect, trust, support and safety are especially important in helping families resolve high conflict divorce issues. Using brief family therapy to assist with parenting time coordination and/or supervised visitation, family members can work toward an early resolution of these parenting time issues, which benefit children and parents alike.
Whether you are about to begin a new family, want to improve on your existing family relationship, or save a very troubled one, Brief family therapy can make a significant contribution.
Length of Therapy
Family Therapy sessions are client focused and solution directed using Brief Therapy. Clients collaborate with Dr. Stulberg in creating desired goals then actively participate in homework directed to test and fine- tune the skills used to resolve issues and achieve their goals. Therefore, therapy becomes more efficient and effective. Most clients successfully resolve their issues in 5 - 10 sessions!!
How to chose a Family Counselor or Family Therapist
Choosing a family therapist may be one of the most important relationship decisions that you make. Here are some guidelines to help you make a knowledgeable decision in improving your marriage.
- Make sure that you have chosen a licensed family counselor or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Licensed family counselors (more commonly referred to as marriage and family therapists, family therapists or MFT's) are mental health professionals with a minimum of a master's degree and two years of supervised clinical experience by a licensed marriage and family therapist. Only then are they licensed by their state as a LMFT.
- Make sure that your licensed family therapist has specific training and experience in marriage and family therapy. Are they a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)? While individual therapists focus on indentifying or processing feelings, marriage therapists require a very different set of skills. They focus on all clients' descriptions and interaction patterns within their relationship while helping clients set realistic and measurable goals to resolve the issues that occur between them. Clinical members of AAMFT are licensed marriage and family therapists specifically trained to diagnose and treat these relationship problems from a family systems perspective and are experienced in providing family therapy. Only clinical members of AAMFT have met the educational, supervision and training standards of the association and are state licensed MFT's. Make sure that your marriage counselor is a LMFT and clinical member of AAMFT.
- Think with your gut. I tell all of my clients, you are the consumer. If you feel that your family therapist is helping, then you will know in a few sessions. Stick with it, even when the work is hard. Trust your gut.
Don't wait any longer to get help!
For over 25 years Dr. Tracey Stulberg has helped hundreds of families successfully resolve their issues and create healthy, loving relationships in less than 10 sessions.
With a convenient location in Birmingham, Michigan we proudly serve clients from the entire Oakland county area including: