Families First was based on the foundation of a consultation program for parents and families that was brought to life by John Sommers-Flanagan. These consultations provide individualized support to help families navigate obstacles within their family system. The foundation of our approach stems from the idea that all parents love their children. Our goal is to give families from any background access to practical help with any family issue in a confidential, solution-focused setting.
The model we use has a strong emphasis on person-centered or parent-centered principles. Specifically, the model is consistent with theoretical foundations of solution-focused counseling, including:
The purpose of these consultations is focused on creating positive outcomes for families. Our consultation sessions facilitate an environment that help individuals consider their own emotional responses in relation to how they interact with their family. While in consultation, you will be informed on the consultation process, model affective attitudes, receive advice regarding behavior management and family communication, and receive a comprehensive summary of a plan resulting from your session.
Email us to set up a FREE 15 minute "Getting to know you" to see if are a good fit.
Fee: We have a sliding scale fee for the 1 hour session. Session fees range from $20-$100 depending on household income, and will be billed at time of service.
Please note: Consultations will be limited to four sessions per individual. However, if you feel that you need more therapeutic counseling, Families First will connect you with resources to give you the support you need.
To schedule a consultation, please email Dylan.
Free Consult Drop-In Thursdays
Every second Thursday of the month Families First Learning Lab invites parents to take advantage of our FREE Parenting Consult Drop-In Day. Parenting is hard and it doesn't come with a manual. Let us work with you to help find solutions to meet your parenting needs during our 30 minute free consult day. Arrive in-person on the second Thursday of each month or contact Dylan to set up a Zoom.