Partner relationship issues can be communication problems, sexual problems, financial problems, or a combination of many issues. Often, what appears to be one problem is actually masquerading as a deeper one. In domestic abuse, there is a high risk for violence; the victimized partner must be supported in efforts to step outside the abusive situation and start a new life.
Parenting problems can arise when parents are unsure how to handle the child who display resistance to authority, frequent tantrums, unmanageable sibling rivalry, or other issues. Sometimes, these issues are related to a disorder such as ADHD. Parent-child relationship issues can be manifest by a child's lack of respect for the parent or behavioral problems such as acting out, stealing, and running away.
Every family is an ecosystem. The balance can become upset when one member becomes chronically ill, there is a job loss or financial insecurity, there is extreme sibling rivalry, or there is friction with in-laws or extended family.
While we do not treat sexual abuse (this requires a specialist), we treat victims of childhood trauma and neglect. This includes children adopted from war- or poverty-ravaged areas who display signs of abuse, although their history is unknown.