Couples and families come to Samaritan Counseling Center to address a wide range of concerns. When a member of a family is troubled, it impacts everyone in the circle of relationships. Sometimes groups/families/couples want to blame an individual within the system as being the source of all their problems or dysfunctions. While individual counseling is an important piece of personal growth, often the larger system in which the individual resides is struggling with issues far greater than the one "problem person." If these issues are not consciously addressed, they will continue and deepen. Reflecting together on these problems can reveal dynamics that are resolvable through learning and engaging in different practices that may transform all relationships involved.
Human beings are social by nature. We yearn to be in meaningful, satisfying, and growth-enhancing relationships. It has been said that an indicator of a good relationship between people is that others are uplifted by interacting with them. We do not live in vacuums. By practicing trusting, loving, and giving relationship skills, together we can improve our families and others around us.