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FAMILY THERAPIST IN ORANGE COUNTY

Family Therapy

AND I’M A FAMILY THERAPIST

Hi, I'm Ashley Hudson

You may be feeling like you have no idea how to set limits and boundaries, there is no trust between you and your teenager, hopeless with resolving conflict. I understand, and I’m here to help. 


I help parents and teens heal broken communication and trust by coming together to talk about problems they may be having within their relationship. 


If you are ready to start feeling better, schedule a complimentary consultation with me today.

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My approach as a Family Therapist

The parent child relationship can be described in so many ways. It is a tug a war of control, a rollercoaster of emotions, an endless battle, a love so deep, countless memories held dear. In the teenage years, the loving parent child relationship can turn into a perpetual state of conflict. Teens are seeking independence. They are developing their personal identity and who they are outside of their parents and family unit. For a parent, this can look like a teen gives you the cold shoulder, ignores you when you attempt to inquire about how they are doing, or walking on eggshells because your teen is so defensive. You might think I am crazy for saying this but conflict between parents and teenagers is common and normal. It’s actually a good thing for teens to be expressing themselves, testing the boundaries, stating their opinions, and urging for independence at any chance they get. Instinctively, parents want to control and protect their children and it’s a challenge to set clear boundaries with teens and foster autonomy at the same time. It’s natural for teens to experiment with appearance, try out different friend choices and groups, and manage the expectations of academics. Thus, it’s a natural result for parents and teens to argue, disagree, and have conflict regarding those subjects. Being a family therapist, I like to bring the parents and teenager together to discuss each person’s concerns, feelings, and issues within each relationship. My main goal as a family therapist is to help parents and teens rebuild their love and connection for each other. There is going to be conflict even in healthy relationships and what is most crucial is finding ways to communicate to each other appropriately to resolve those conflicts. My specific approach to family therapy is providing a comfortable space for teenagers to express their feelings to their parents and for parents to discuss their worries and concerns. I help facilitate creating agreements between parents and teenagers and help parents enforce healthy boundaries to foster autonomy and safety with your teen. 


Family Therapy is a great way to create a better and healthier home environment. If you have any additional questions about how family therapy works contact me today for a free consultation.

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FROM A FAMILY THERAPIST

The silent treatment, yelling, screaming, and completely avoiding each other isn’t what you envisioned your family to be. Rest assured I am here to help you reconnect and build your family back together. Contact me for a free phone consultation today! 

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