Family counseling usually deals with family conflicts or parenting issues. Most likely we will have to generate a list of areas of conflict, teach how to set boundaries or family rules. We suggest making the rules a much as real life so what they learn in the family will apply directly in the child's life when they turn 18. We also have a set of 4 levels for bringing out of control families back under parental control.
The fee is $145 for the first initial interview session due to the additional analysis involved. Additional sessions are $125 for a state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, or Social Worker. If money is a major issue you may apply for a sliding scale, referral to a non-licensed, degreed counselor on a sliding scale plan or a lay counselor may be recommended. However, it should be realized that the emotional or legal cost of a divorce, loss of a child custody case, or unresolved family conflict will far exceed any amount of money expended on therapy.
Because of the many variables involved the outcome is hard to determine, but in cases where the family is willing to do what is suggested and stay in treatment long enough for things to be resolved, most couples recover from the difficulties and remain together. Although we never recommend divorce, if the couple chooses to divorce or separate, the therapist will do everything possible to help the clients through this difficult time.