Family Counselling

 Family Counselling -North Vancouver

     Families I work with:

  • Parents in power struggles with teens
  • Parents with youth who are struggling with substance use
  • Parents kids who continue negative behaviours
  • Children who have experienced trauma
  • Parents with kids who are seeking negative attention
  • Parents with kids who struggle with anxiety
  • Parents with kids who have given up or lack self-esteem
  • Parents of kids who are bullied
  • A parent who has PTSD
  • Parents with complex trauma in their histories.
  • Parents who are survivors of an alcoholic or dysfunctional family system.
  • Intergenerational Trauma work with the family system.

What you can expect in Family Therapy 

I  will work with members within your family system. I  will motivate each family member to work together through a process that will encourage leadership and differentiation. I work with the family to encourage youth to develop logical consequences for their own negative behaviours,  I also teach leadership strategies for parents, as well as strengthen the family system through democratic principles.

I foster family strengths already in place, as well as, identify family patterns by examining multi-generational patterns of trauma. Ultimately, I help family members differentiate so that they can achieve personal goals as well as maintain balance within their family system.

 

Training

My background includes extensive work with at-risk youth within the mental health and education system, as well as working with PTSD in marriage and families.  I also provide consulting for parents who have youth involved with the mental health and substance use system.

I draw on Adlerian principles,  as well as the STEP model for parenting. I also use  Family Systems theory,  principles of ACOA, and Alanon to help families differentiate.

crystalarber@gmail.com

p.603 340 4529