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Family Counseling Specialist

Integrated MD Care

Palliative Care & Counseling located in Del Mar, CA

Families naturally focus their love and attention on the one who has a serious or terminal illness. But family members also need caring support and compassionate guidance as they face the road ahead. Bob Uslander, MD, and Rev. Elizabeth Semenova, MSW, MTS, at Integrated MD Care in Del Mar, California, offer family counseling that addresses the specific needs of each person in the family. If your family needs support, call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule a consultation.

Family Counseling Q & A

Why should I consider family counseling?

When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or terminal illness, family members feel a host of overwhelming emotions, ranging from fear, sadness, and grief to depression, anger, and guilt. 

They also feel the significant stress of confronting the death of their loved one, a task that no one is ever prepared to face.

Family counseling can help you deal with your emotional challenges and prepare you to cope with the decisions yet to come. The Integrated MD Care team offers the guidance and support your family needs to ensure that your loved one’s remaining days are filled with love and peace.

What type of help will I receive from family counseling?

The Integrated MD Care team treats every family member with the same respect they give to the person diagnosed with a terminal illness. Each person in the family has unique needs and the therapy you receive is designed to serve those needs.

During counseling, they often help families by:

  • Facilitating effective and open communication
  • Supporting multiple family members in complex dynamics
  • Helping family members navigate fears, frustrations, and anxieties in relationships
  • Facilitating the identification and expression of personal truths about relationships
  • Providing marital and intergenerational guidance and support
  • Helping family members understand their loved one’s wishes for end-of-life care

The Integrated MD Care team offers compassionate therapy for the full scope of issues faced by the family. They can help you identify and deal with every concern, from spiritual issues to practical challenges such as advance directives.

How is family counseling structured?

Family therapy doesn’t need to involve every family member. The counselors at Integrated MD Care offer one-on-one support, as well as joint sessions with everyone in the family. 

They can support a partner or a family member who’s in crisis. The team also works with children and adults together, talking about family-wide issues that often develop when dealing with a loved one’s terminal illness.

The primary goal of family counseling is to honor the family’s needs. Your counseling is tailored to achieve that goal.

If you or others in your family need help coping with a loved one’s illness, or you have questions about family counseling, schedule a consultation to learn more about the process. Call Integrated MD Care or use the online booking feature today.