Allenmore Psychological Associates remains OPEN. During this period of concern and anxiety having access to quality behavioral health care is important and our staff is dedicated to ensuring your behavioral health care needs are met. In the unlikely event that the WA Department of Health directs us to close we will notify patients via telephone on the day of their appointment (similar to our Snow Day policy). If you are an existing patient who is demonstrating symptoms associated with the coronavirus or impacted by related closures (e.g. cannot find day care due to a school closure) and need to cancel we ask that you inform our staff as soon as possible, APA will not charge you for a late cancellation.

Family Counseling

With all of the stresses of family life, may people find themselves struggling at points to communicate and connect well with members of their family. In these situations, meeting together with a therapist can be extremely helpful in directly addressing concerns within the family. Many different issues can be addressed through family sessions, and finding a counselor that you can trust is a vital component of successful family therapy. Allenmore Psychological Associates (APA) has the experienced family counselors Tacoma, WA families have turned to for help for over 30 years. At APA, our seasoned therapists commonly work with families on enhancing parenting skills, improving communication and adapting to life changes. Working with a skilled family counselor can assist you in finding ways to cope with these concerns. The counselors at Allenmore Psychological Associates is here to help families in Tacoma, Lakewood, University Place, Federal Way, Olympia, WA and surrounding areas.

Counseling for All Kinds of Families

Modern families come in all shapes and sizes. Here at APA, we believe that the common thread that unites a family is the love, commitment and the relationships that family members share. The counselors at Allenmore Psychological Associates have experience counseling with many different family structures, and are open to meeting with any family that is interested in counseling. They have had success working with single parents, LGBTQ+ families, families going through separation or divorce, blended families, and multi-generational families, just to name a few.

Approaches to Family Counseling

The counselors at Allenmore Psychological Associates are committed to doing family therapy in a way that fits your family’s needs. They can then meet with any combination of family members or act as a mediator to help improve communication and problem-solving within the family. For instance, a counselor may meet with the family as a whole on some occasions, and with just the parents at times to work on concerns in these specific relationships.

When dealing with divorce or child custody concerns, a family therapist can work to facilitate positive communication and co-parenting. We have found that these conflictual situations are often the ones that respond well to the right approach to therapy. Oftentimes, even parents who have been hesitant about counseling in the past or had previous unsuccessful experiences with counseling are able to respond well to family counseling at APA. We have also included an article in our resources section that we would encourage you to read, which provides helpful tips on communication and co-parenting after divorce.

Getting Started With Counseling for Your Family

The counselors at Allenmore Psychological Associates understand that the process of finding a therapist with whom your family is comfortable, and scheduling an initial appointment can seem like a challenge. The caring, skilled office staff members at APA are trained to help you find the right match between your needs and one of our seasoned therapists. For over 30 years, we have been honored to serve many Tacoma, Federal Way, Lakewood, Olympia, WA, and South Puget Sound area families. To begin the counseling process for your family, contact us at (253) 752-7320.

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