Online family counseling: growing as a family.

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Online family counseling.

Online family counseling helps families to communicate in a healthier way, to establish family values, to understand each other better, to gain insight into the issues and family dynamics, and to grow as a family. Counseling gives families the tools to resolve conflicts, to cope with specific situations, to deal with the generation gap, to maintain a healthy family dynamics. At Barends Psychology Practice, online family counseling is based on the system therapy approach which sees people not as individuals, but as people in relationship, dealing with the interactions of the family and their interaction patterns and dynamics. Online counseling at Barends Psychology Practice offers a lot of benefits to traditional counseling, because it is:

  1. Flexible (outside office hours and in the weekends),
  2. Comfortable (it can take place on your couch, in your living room),
  3. Practical (no need to travel to the clinic),
  4. Affordable (prices are low and the first session is free of charge and without obligation. Check out: fees).


Interested in a free of charge session, contact us for a first, free of charge, session. (Depending on your health insurance, treatment may be reimbursed).


Family problems.

A seemingly small change in a family can tear up the whole family dynamics. Once normal interactions can become challenging, frustrating and painful. From having a nice dinner together to having dinner separately or with an unbearable tension. Little irritations suddenly become big drama’s and the main focus is on someone’s flaws rather than the positive points. Family problems ranging from mild to severe can result in behavioural or mental health issues in the family.

Common family concerns and issues:

  • Financial issues.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Grief.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Behavioural issues, or educational concerns in children and adolescents.
  • Separation, divorce, or blended family adjustments.
  • Mental health concerns.

At Barends Psychology Practice, these family concerns and issues are treated with family counseling.