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Blended Family Therapy

Blended Family Therapy

Family therapy can help parents of blended families take care of their marriage while also sorting out their new roles and set boundaries with regards to parenting, discipline, financial obligations, rituals, values and how time is spent.  Children of blended families may struggle with issues such as jealousy, confusion, rivalry, loyalty, and loss while they may also still be trying to sort out the pain and grief over the loss of the family they had. Family therapy can help address these concerns and provides a platform for each member to voice their feelings in a respectful and loving way while each member can express their fears and concerns and discover their place within the new family unit. Parents can learn how to maintain a healthy relationship with their children while building a new and loving bond with their spouse and step-children.

The arrangement of Blended Family Therapy may or may not include both sets of parents, kids or families.  The treatment plan is designed back on the individual needs of a family and will be discussed with the adults in the family. 

Kelly has taught Smart Stepfamilies and commonly works with blended families before, during and after a blend takes place.