More than any other factor, social relationships are the key to human happiness, according to Harvard social psychologist Dr. Daniel Gilbert. These relationships begin with the family and especially with an infant’s attachment to his or her parents. Even when all of a child’s physical needs are met their future lives can be destroyed if they are deprived of love. Nevertheless, the capacity to connect with others socially can be developed.
FCS therapists focus on parenting alternatives, creating safe and secure home environments and increasing the capacity of family members to develop more trust with each other through building communication skills.
FCS works with intact families, blended families and families under duress because of divorce, domestic violence, serious illness or even the death of a loved one. Financial and employment issues, grandparent conflicts, even cultural differences can impact how a family copes with the increasing difficulties and pressures facing our society today.
FCS therapists are sensitive to the unique differences of each family and focus on the strengths and weaknesses of each family member. Our counselors work individually and as a family to meet the needs of the families that come to our agency.
The most fundamental core philosophy that FCS attempts to instill in families is the need for family members to respect each other and the ability to express and receive love from each other.