Helping Albertan Families
When someone in the family has a problem, it can affect the whole family.
If you or someone in your family is experiencing problems with anger, eating disorders, mental or physical illness, depression, parent-child conflict, or other issues, family counselling may provide the opportunity for all of you to move forward. Family Counselling is an effective way to help all family members understand problems and make positive changes in their lives.
Counselling for Parents & Children
Children experience a wide range of emotions and challenges. They can be greatly affected by the world around them in so many ways.
Although they are often resilient, children may have difficulties coping with the everyday stressors in their lives. Often times they lack the necessary skills to cope effectively. As a result, they may express their challenges behaviourally. These behaviours can be troubling and exhausting for them and their families and may include bed wetting, tantrums, argumentativeness, defiance, hyperactivity, nightmares, withdrawals, peer conflicts, and school refusal.
Our family-focused counselling and intervention services help children and their families navigate difficult situations, learn more about what is underlying the presenting behaviours, learn adaptive coping skills, and promote healthy relationships.
Parents are instrumental in their child’s development. Parenting can be a wonderful and rewarding experience; however, at times, it can be challenging for anyone. Most parents experience feeling overwhelmed and even guilty about what they “should” be doing. Coupled with the increased stresses we experience in modern times, trying to balance everything we have going on in our lives is difficult and sometimes seems impossible. Although there are no guaranteed methods for ensuring our children will be happy, healthy and successful in life, there are many things we can do to promote our children’s well-being. With extensive professional (and personal!) experience with parenting, we can help you navigate the challenges parents face to promote your children’s developmental assets – resources your children need to grow into successful adults.
Parent support varies from family to family depending on your needs, but often includes:
- Managing your child’s behaviours effectively
- Promoting nurturing relationships with your child
- Communicating effectively with your children
- Managing your child’s social/emotional difficulties
- Overall parenting skill development
Parent support groups and workshops are also offered throughout the year.
Learn More About Our Clinicians Who Provide Family Counselling
Dr. Anastasia Campbell
Anastasia’s therapeutic approach is collaborative to create sustainable change in your life. She supports individuals and families navigating challenges related to experiencing stress, anxiety, grief, and various relationship concerns.
Dr. Caroline Buzanko
Caroline helps parents and teachers understand children and teens’ strengths, areas of challenge, and how to best support them while optimizing resilience.
Family counselling is offered for a variety of issues, including:
Take the first step towards confidence and new beginnings.
Whether you’re a parent or an individual looking for positive transformation and growth, Koru Family Psychology is here for you.