Blended Family Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Austin
Marriage that occurs later in life is a beautiful thing. It often creates blended families, with new opportunities for love and connection. Blended families result from many different circumstances. Perhaps the new marriage comes after a long, miserable divorce, or maybe love is found after the tragic loss of a beloved spouse and parent. However you find yourself in a blended family, it is the start of something new and wonderful. But it does not come without some struggles and adjustments. Children of all ages can have difficulty accepting the new life and new family. Depending on the circumstances of the loss of one parent, they may resent the new stepparent and new siblings. Thriveworks counselors understand the need for sensitivity in this area, and can help a blended family calmly and lovingly walk through this transition period.
Teenagers may have a hard time accepting a stepparent as an authority figure. It will take a a great deal of time and communication to build a relationship with a child of this age. Many children have not fully processed and understood the loss of a parent when they are put into a blended family. Thriveworks counselors in Austin can help children validate and express their emotions, and then learn to recognize the new blended family as a positive development.
At Thriveworks Austin, we do not operate with a waiting list. It can take a long time to convince all of the members of a blended family to participate in counseling. When you finally make that first call, the last thing you want to hear is that the first available appointment is in a few weeks. At Thriveworks Austin, we have appointments available within 24 hours.
Call Thriveworks Austin today. We are ready when you need us.