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Carol A. Anderson, MS, MFCC
Licensed Marriage, Family, Child Counselor
A Center for Growth and Relationships

Raising Healthy Families

"Healthy individuals, families, and relationships are our most valuable resource." -- State of California

The Changing Family
Families in our society are undergoing an upheaval. No longer does the traditional picture of a father, mother, 2.3 children and a dog dominate the family scene. There are more single parent families and "blended" families than traditional, intact families.

The Frightening Picture
At the same time, society does not seem to support parents in their efforts to set limits with their kids.
We see a frightening rise in:

"No other success can compensate for failure in the home." -- David O. McKay

Parents are Concerned
Parents are worried about how they can protect their kids. They want to be good parents and provide the kind of parenting that reduces the chances of their child becoming another statistic. Often, however, they end up feeling helpless, as they see their family spiraling downwards.

Looking at the Problems
Most parents parent their children just like they were parented. The problem is that even if your parents did a great job, too much has changed. Pressures are different on both kids and parents, kids are different and society is different. What worked for your parents may not work for you! Taking classes on parenting, reading books and magazines by the experts all help, but they do not usually solve the problem. Many parents still find themselves faced with challenges they are ill-equipped to deal with.

"The first principle of… character development in children is an honest, clear recognition of the importance of parent responsibility" -- Stephen R. Covey

The Role of Marriage
Another problems that is often overlooked is the role of a happy, stable marriage in raising a healthy family. As the divorce rate continues to soar at around 50%, we are just beginning to realize the impact on our kids. Recent research has confirmed problems such as:

Finding Solutions
A Center for Growth and Relationships wants to help you achieve the goal of raising a healthy family. We help you find solutions and develop skills to bring your loved ones closer, create harmony and build unity. Some of the ways we help are through:

"The highest form of influence is to be a model, not a critic; and a light, not a judge." -- Stephen R. Covey

How We Can Help
At the Center, emphasis is placed on:

  • learning communication skills;
  • learning parenting skills;
  • building relationship skills;
  • increasing coping skills for stress and anger management;
  • developing self-awareness;
  • gaining a sense of self-worth;
  • clarifying options and identifying solutions;
  • setting and reaching goals;
  • reaching personal and professional potential; and
  • finding social, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Seeking professional help is a sign of courage and a willingness to face life's challenges.

Carol A. Anderson, MS, MFCC
Licensed Marriage, Family, Child Counselor
Member of:

  • AAMFT - American Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • CAMFT - California Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • EMDRIA - EMDR International Association
  • IIRT - Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy

Call or email Carol today for an appointment for a consultation.
Receive an initial complimentary session when you mention this referral site.
Sliding Scale/Interns Available
Now located in North Fresno, CA
Phone (209)487-2444

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