Families seek counseling to resolve conflict and enrich their relationships with their children, spouse, siblings and parents. Family counseling allows for everyone to have a “voice” in the family and gain a better understanding of why they make the choices they do and stop dysfunctional behavior patterns. When families improve understanding through better communication and are able to talk through problems, they feel better about each other and behaviors improve.
Dr. Posada draws from treatment models that are clinically proven to promote change, primarily Solution-Focused, Systemic, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy models. She views relationships through a systemic lens and examines the interactional patterns that families engage in that perpetuate problematic issues. She helps each person recognize the part they play in maintaining the problem and helps people find alternative strategies for positive change. She wants her families to feel better about each other and live in harmony.
Dr. Posada provides a comforting, caring, non-judgmental environment as she helps families with the following issues:
- Emotional and behavioral problems
- Discipline problems
- Troubled teens
- Anger, anxiety and depression
- School problems
- Substance abuse
Your first session will be an evaluation and she will help you clearly identify a direction for your course of therapy. A plan of action will be developed that will meet your needs and goals. It may be suggested that you and your family members meet with her for an individual session and then proceed as a group. Often she will see children and teenagers individually to help them make better choices as to how to get along with others and manage their emotions while weaving these sessions intermittently with family counseling. She may refer a teenager to a separate therapist, while she continues to see the family. Before terminating counseling sessions, families learn how to “anchor” changes they have made to promote lasting changes.