Counseling for Blended Families – Therapists and Counselors in Chesterfield

Blended families represent a beautiful new step in life, but they can also present their own unique challenges.

All families have problems, disagreements and trials, but a blended family presents a different set of issues that a traditional family may not have to experience. Blended families often result from divorce. This presents an emotional roller coaster that is challenging to process. Many people who are divorced have never fully recovered from the emotional and psychological pain that the experience of divorce creates. When entering into a new marriage and family, many of the issues of the past relationship can come back up, causing anxiety and stress.

Children also can have difficulty with a new blended family

The new couple may not agree on discipline or parenting styles, and former husbands or wives may have a lot of influence on these decisions. It can take time to develop a relationship between a stepparent and stepchild. The stepparent needs to be intentional in creating the bond, and taking time to do so. It is important to not try to replace a parent, but rather should create a new and unique bond with the child. The age and gender of the child also will influence how they adapt to their new family as well.

Strife and stress in any family is best dealt with outside of an argument. Spending time working out how the new family dynamics will look is beneficial to preventing possible disagreements in the future. Counseling is not only good for the family, but also for the individual.

Why Choose Thriveworks Chesterfield?

At Thriveworks Chesterfield, we are ready to help you and your family create a new, healthy, blended existence. We have licensed and experienced professionals standing by. Several of our counselors are trained as parent educators for the Virginia Court System. Whatever your family brings to our counseling room, we are ready and able to help you, right where you are at.

There is no need to be embarrassed or hesitant about reaching out for help. Every family has challenges, and it would be our honor to help you walk through yours. At Thriveworks Chesterfield, we can help you create a healthy, stable blended family.

We pride ourselves on not operating with a waiting list. We respect that your time is valuable, and that the decision to make that first call is never easy. We want to be ready when you are ready for help. For that reason, we have appointments available within 24 hours for most new clients.

Call Thriveworks Counseling in Chesterfield, Virginia, today at 804-419-4122.
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  • 9846 Lori Rd., Suite 201
    Chesterfield , VA 23832

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