When I work with families, I take time to learn your family’s culture and each member has her/his time to be heard. We spend some time learning about effective communication and empathetic reasoning while talking about healthy boundaries and what that means for your family. I collaborate with the parents, offering tools to strengthen the couple relationship and find solutions for perpetual problems. I spend time with the children to discover patterns of behavior that might be missing the attention they need. We all brainstorm about family rituals that could address current and future needs for developing connection and acknowledging accomplishments, feelings, and transitions.