Family Counseling Specialist

O.C. Child and Family

Harry B. Rauch, MD

Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist located in Irvine, CA

Having a child with a mental health disorder can put a strain on other members of your family. At his psychiatry practice in Irvine, California, Harry B. Rauch, MD, offers comprehensive family counseling to address the needs of your family unit due to illness, death, or other traumatic experience. Dr. Rauch is skillful and compassionate in guiding your family towards better communication and conflict resolution to enhance the family’s functionality. Learn more about the benefits of family counseling by scheduling an appointment by phone or using the convenient online booking feature.

Family Counseling

What is family counseling?

Family counseling is a professional service that can help members of your family enhance their communications skills and resolve or prevent conflict.

Dr. Rauch works with participating family members, encouraging them to share their emotions and thoughts effectively. He addresses different issues that cause conflict in your family and guides you through different ways to resolve these issues in a productive manner.

As part of your counseling sessions, Dr. Rauch helps you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your family, helping you become stronger as a unit.

Why does my family need counseling?

When a child receives a diagnosis of a mental health disease or disorder, there will no doubt be changes and challenges that affect the entire family.

Dr. Rauch may recommend family counseling if your child has conditions like autism, oppositional defiant disorder, or bipolar disorder. Counseling sessions can help you and your family learn how to react to behavioral and health changes in your child to create a strong support system for the whole family.

You may also benefit from family counseling services for other reasons, such as:

  • Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Serious injury
  • Death of a loved one

Dr. Rauch can determine if family counseling is right for you and your family after an initial consultation, or as part of your child’s treatment for mental health issues.

What can I expect during family counseling sessions?

Dr. Rauch customizes your family counseling sessions to your specific issues. Whether you need training and guidance due to a mental health issue with your child or are seeking support after a traumatic event, Dr. Rauch can tailor sessions to enhance your family relationships.

Sessions often last an hour, depending on your family’s needs. Dr. Rauch may request all family members be present at each session, or he may want to involve only certain family members during certain meetings.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Rauch can let you know what to expect during counseling sessions. He may also recommend counseling as a short-term therapy or something your family can benefit from in the long term.

Find out if family counseling is right for you by calling Dr. Rauch’s office directly or using the online booking feature.