Family Dynamics

Family dynamics addresses the many issues that come into play between ourselves and our families; whether it’s our family of origin, our “forever” family, or a family we’ve chosen for ourselves.

Many of us have said something that sounds just like something our parents would say. Or, we’ve looked in the mirror and saw our father instead of our self. These are common, simple experiences that usually cause us to take a step back, and perhaps laugh. But some experiences aren’t that way at all. They haunt us.

Maybe your father is the last person in the world you want to be like and yet, try as hard as you can, you can’t get away from his influence. Or your mother’s voice keeps you in check; away from succeeding or being happy with your life. You said you would never be like certain relatives, and yet, here you are, acting just like them.

Some of us are struggling with blended family challenges or ongoing relationships with siblings or parents. Family ties are strong emotional ties. Without reflection and mindfulness, these ties can bind us up and create stress and dissatisfaction.

The Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan provides services that address the many issues family dynamics can bring into play and helps you establish a healthy relationship with the people who have left their imprint upon you and the ones you’re trying to build relations with today.

  • Working with Men in Counseling

    A new type of therapy that allows human service professionals to re-think our diagnoses and treatment plans, and re-vision the goals for our clients.

  • Our Fathers, Ourselves

    Finding our fathers is perhaps the most important step in our journeys to explore ourselves and to become more humane, fair, open, and fulfilled human beings.

Contact the Men’s Resource Center for our fee schedule and more information.