All families have ups and downs, whether “traditional” or non-traditional and blended families. As parents, you may hope to maintain balance for your family at home and in the community. Sometimes, this becomes challenging, especially if changing family dynamics or roles come into play.
At Pulse Wellness, we like to engage parents and children in therapy together. We encourage parents to think like children and children to think like parents. We provide a supportive environment for families to unravel complicated dynamics and situations. Using role play, talk therapy, expressive arts, games and movement we help families learn more about each other and learn skills to manage each individual’s feelings.
Sibling relationships are complex. Conflict between siblings and step-siblings is common. If you find the level of conflict has become disruptive to the functioning of your home, it may be time to get some support. We offer therapy sessions for siblings to attend together, with or without a parent present. Through supporting siblings to enhance their relationship and better understand each other, our hope is to help children and teens learn interpersonal skills that will suit them for relationships now and in the future.
Parent coaching is a place for parents and step-parents who are primary caregivers to get the support they deserve. It is a place to learn how to use the skills you have and to learn new skills to support yourself and your family. You will learn the importance of self-care, the usefulness of outlining expectations and the benefits of taking time and space. We want to help you feel cared for, competent and complete.
Families are made up of many different people and each of those people have their own experience in the world. Each family member also had their own role within their family of origin. Understanding how each person’s experience and role impacts them can influence how people respond to each other.
Family of Origin
Each person comes from a different type of family. The family you grew up with may have had different values, beliefs and customs than yours. As with culture, the experiences we had growing up are unique to each of us and shape our beliefs and values. We aim to support you in understanding how the culture of your family of origin and the experiences you had during your childhood may play a role in your life now.