Family Counseling

Bring healing and health for generations to come.

Family Counseling

As the couple heals, the children experience emotional safety and anxiety and depression begin to alleviate. Married Life starts with the couple to impact personal lives, children’s lives and ultimately family life and communities.

Family Counseling

As the couple heals, the children experience emotional safety and anxiety and depression begin to alleviate. Married Life starts with the couple to impact personal lives, children’s lives and ultimately family life and communities.

Family Counseling and Coaching Creates spaces to:

Identify Stressors

Healing begins for the family by bringing areas of conflict, anxiety, and tension into the light and clearly identifying challenges. Our counselors provide a confidential, supported environment for each family member to share.

Grow Emotionally

Your counselor will foster and facilitate empathy with your family, leading family members in cultivating understanding of other perspectives.

Express Individual Needs

Married Life Counseling creates healthy and safe space for all family members to express emotion, disappointment and hurts. Allowing each other to express their feelings provides a starting point to move forward.

Improve Communication

Learning to establish clear communication, practice active listening, and navigate genuine apologies and forgiveness are lasting skills families develop together.

Will this help?

Including the Family

Considering the importance and priority of family, is your family healthy? Are you attuned to the needs of your family members? When conflict flairs, are you able to apologize, make amends, and genuinely forgive each other? Are emotions appropriately expressed, validated, and encouraged? Do family members openly and authentically appreciate, admire, and support one another? If you find your family dynamic is lacking in these areas, we’d love to partner with you to create a safe space to practice clear communication and helpful conflict resolution.

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened, and maintained.”

– Winston Churchill

Are we a fit?

Work With Us

Each member of the family is asked to come to the counseling session with an open mind and speak for themselves. Your counselor will guide the conversation, asking each member to share their hopes and goals for the family counseling sessions. The counselor will observe personalities, family roles, communication styles, and coping skills.

Every family is unique, with its own set of strengths and challenges, and requirements for interventions and focus. The parents and counselor will collaborate to schedule sessions and determine whether or not to remain as a whole family unit for sessions or meet with two or three members at a time.

Our goal for families is to empower each member to honestly address stressors, verbalize thoughts, emotions and expectations, and establish respect and empathy for the thoughts and feelings of others. You can expect family counseling to meet for at least four to six sessions.

Family Counseling Akron Ohio Married Life

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Our Process

Family relationships can be tough, and at the same time are profoundly impactful to each individual’s health and well-being. Investing in your family’s relationships can have a significant impact on each member for generations to come.


Schedule Appointment

Families are diverse with many moving parts. We encourage a phone call to get this process started. Our intake coordinator will ask a few questions, give you the opportunity to briefly share what’s happening and then schedule your initial session, usually with one or both parents.


Complete Paperwork

All intake forms are sent to your email, giving you access to your private, confidential client portal. Allow 30 to 60 minutes to complete all forms. This is an important step because it helps give us an overview of what’s happening and prepare for your first session. The client portal provides you with 24/7 access to all of your paperwork, invoices, scheduling, worksheets, and handouts.


Meet with Your Counselor

In the first appointment, we’ll get to know each other, create a genogram, (a quick diagram that illustrates your family members, history, and relationships), and explore what’s happening today. We’ll begin to formulate a plan to move forward and you’ll receive a follow-up email with the next steps.

Resources for Families


The Relationship Cure: A 5-Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
by John Gottman

The Birth Order Book: Why You Are The Way You Are
by Kevin Leman

Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart
by Gary Chapman, Ron L. Deal


Focus on the Family is an organization with a wealth of information, resources, and book recommendations to support and educate those pursuing healthy, thriving families.

Family Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the cost of family counseling and how long is a session?

Family counseling is $175 per 50 min session and we recommend a double session to accommodate for each family member to have time to acclimate. We recommend seeing the family weekly for six weeks and we will regularly check in with you to assess progress, effectiveness, and next steps.

Why should the whole family come when it’s only one person having problems?

When you’re part of a family, you’re part of a system. When one person is struggling, you’re likely all struggling. How we speak, listen, cope, and function sends messages to other family members that either helps or hinders. In family counseling, we are working to uncover some of the misunderstandings and misinterpretations that may be happening between family members.

What if one (or more) of our family members refuses to participate?

We still encourage you to come in for family counseling. The work each individual engages in will still benefit the individual and the family unit. Hopefully, as changes take place, those more reluctant will decide to engage and participate.

I’m reluctant and it feels overwhelming to even think of getting my whole family into counseling. What should I do?

First of all, we appreciate your honesty. Please call the office for a brief consultation and we can help you navigate the next steps. Sometimes it’s helpful for the parents to come in first to get a relationship established with the counselor before bringing in children.

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