Family Systems

“Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending.” ~Satir

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YOUTH AND FAMILY COUNSELING

Our family is the first world we experience. It shapes our world view, our attitudes and behaviors, our identity and self esteem. Because of the impact our family has on us, we need to explore the lessons we received, as well as the lessons we are handing our children.

PARENTING STRATEGIES

Do you find that you are losing your temper over daily life with the kids? Are you overwhelmed with the multiple roles you play in your family’s life? Are you sick of the kids not listening? Do you worry constantly about how to help your child be the best they can be? Parenting is hard! But it is not impossible! Believe it or not there are ways to keep structure and happiness in the family while teaching the kids respect, discipline, and building character – and it starts with you! You CAN be an effective, loving, firm parent and keep your sanity too! Lets start today working on building a stronger family for you and your kids!

MOOD DISORDERS

We do not exist in isolation. When a Arglye family member is distressed, the whole family feels it. Whether it is you, your partner, or one of your kids, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders impact the entire family. The good news is these are very treatable conditions. A few quick questions can help us figure out what is impacting your family system. We will create a plan of action and start taking steps to improve things in our first session!

FAMILY VIOLENCE

Tempers flare. The wrong things get said. Names are called and relationships are wounded. How we view abuse is vastly different today than 20 years ago. Maybe your parents were “old school” and “that’s just how they did things.” Maybe you never learned to talk about your feelings, or were only shown anger. However it was for you then, it does not have to remain that way today. There are ways to start living healthier and happier right now! What we teach our children is what they will carry into their next family. Are they learning what you want them to? If you or your children are in danger please call 1-800-799-SAFE immediately to locate the shelter nearest you.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“When our teen was faced with disruptive, challenging emotions and dangerous behaviors, we turned to the highly recommended Dr. Audrey to help our family understand, respond and care for her as an individual and as a family unit to work toward positive change. Dr. Audrey is dedicated and committed to my teen and her short and long term growth to adulthood that is based in character, integrity and consistency. She works with her to think through the choices she makes with a shift to intrinsic (vs extrinsic ) rewards and helping her find her true positive self. She provides a safe place for my teen to apply critical thinking to the behaviors and choices she makes in all areas of her life socially, academically, athletically and examines the relationship within herself and her goals. Dr. Audrey has been this journey with us as a family through our rollercoaster and spiral to rock bottom and our climb back up. I don’t know of anyone I trust more with our most treasured possession. She is a true adaptable partner with my teen and her empathy towards her issues. As parents, she guides us to be stronger and confident and we are significantly different parents than we were when we first started seeing her.

Along with her incredible expertise in teens from a physiological and psychological standpoint, she also an active and connected member of the community with her volunteer work with the police department and CISD, has alliances to share and she is also able to draw upon her own personal experiences having a teen herself.

I can honestly say she is saving my teen and my family and the fact that my teen looks forward to her sessions and comes out with things to think about, act upon and test out is a true testament to Dr. Audrey and the trust has grown with our teen and family. Lastly, she give us hope, optimism and inspires us to continue positive changes in her treatment.”

“Usually it’s easy take care of our body by going to the doctor for check up, prevention, or treatment. It’s harder to see how our emotions could affect our lives and the people around us. That’s why I believe in taking responsibility for our emotions with a professional. My family took that step of prevention for my daughter, treatment for my son, and support for my husband and me. We have seen the improvements in our lives. That was our best decision and we are so thankful to God that we are going to Dr Audrey.”

“I always tell patients that visiting with Dr. Kteily is a great opportunity to improve their view of themselves…the most important opinion you can have. She is able to help work though the events that life has thrown at you and you find yourself unable to deal with.”

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“Dr Kteily has saved my family and has become the key driver in allowing our family to live a healthy, respectful and loving culture. Our child has been dealing with multiple disabilities including depression, anxiety, autistic spectrum issues, confidence, and social development issues.”
HV
“ It can be tough working with a depressed teenager who doesn’t like to share her feeling, but Audrey was patient and understanding week after week. Every session she brought new and different ways for our daughter to open up.”
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“My patients love Dr. Audrey. She is very empathetic and a great listener. She has a professional, warm, comfortable office and is available at convenient times to see patients during the day, or after work or school. She is sharp to point out where…”
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