Family dynamics can be so complicated. Family dynamics can lead to so much pain that has become habitual over time. Even the role we play in our family can become so solidified in harmful ways that it can be difficult to imagine how to change the dynamics.
As a trained family therapist and an adjunct professor who teaches Family Techniques for counseling graduate students, Asher can help.
Asher will help you each family member express their concerns, emotions, to feel heard, understood, and find a structure and balance that works for you and all members of your family. Asher will engage family members to express themselves effectively and support the other people in the system.
With family support, love, and nurturing, individuals can thrive in ways they cannot when family issues are being experienced. Often times, individuals need to engage in family counseling with their loved ones for the greatest change.
Asher works with many families who have a child, parent, spouse, or sibling transitioning genders. It is Asher’s experience that transgender individuals thrive best when they have the support of their family. They have lower suicidal ideation/attempts, self-harm, addiction issues, and overall mental health concerns.
Asher also knows that family members of transitioning individuals go through their own processes. They experience grief, loss, issues coping, their own judgments, and uncertainty of how to best support their loved ones. Asher will work with the family to inform, educate and support siblings, parents, grandparents, and any other vital person in the family system.
Grief and loss
Mental health issues
Power dynamics/balancing of duties
Transgender family members