Family Counseling | Daphne, Mobile, AL & Surrounding Area

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Virginia Satir

 

I am an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, Beacon Health Options and United Healthcare Insurance plans.  The definition of family is evolving and I work with blended families too.   I facilitate communication within the family system so that the family can work through differences.  I focus on what behaviors family members can change so that all members within the family are functioning in a healthy fashion.

 

I often work with familes who have a teenager exhibiting behavior problems. I facilitate communication between the parents and the teenager.  I work with the parents on clearly communicating their expectations and being consistent with issuing consequences.  I work with the teen on recognizing his or her power and making choices to earn more freedom. 

 

Blended families can benefit from family counseling because they can learn to communicate their feelings more effectively to one another to ease the adjustment process.  Sometimes, the expectations of family roles needs to be reframed or redefined.  I provide education to increase the flexibility of one's expectations for the newly formed family. 

 

Often indivduals who have been diagnosed with an Eating Disorder or a Substance Abuse/Dependency Disorder may benefit from family counseling.  They can learn to set boundaries with family members and effectivley communicate their feelings.  I can offer education to family members, so that they gain a better understanding of their loved one's diagnosis.  

 

My practice is in Theodore Alabama. My office is 2 miles off I-10 West exit 17-A. I service the Mobile, AL, Spanish Fort, AL., Loxley, AL. and the Daphne, AL areas.  If you would like to schedule an appointment please call me at (251) 366-1710 or email me at amyshanes@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

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