Family Counseling Services in Pontoon Beach, IL.

Find a family therapist in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.
Family Therapist

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 63105 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Families reach out for help when there is a situation that has an negative impact and is related to the functioning of all family members. Issues of addiction, mood regulation, behavior problems, separation or divorce issues, and communication difficulties are common reasons for requesting help.. Family therapy helps with supporting the hierarchy of the family, the parents, and helping the communication flow more easily so that every one can be understood and appropriate actions can be taken. In the past several years I have focused on helping adult children and their parents speak together about common concerns and come to improved understanding of one another.

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 63105 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Our families of origin are where we learn how to see the world, people and relationships. When families encounter significant stress or change - such as the loss of a member of or a change in status through divorce or remarriage - it can be difficult to regain equilibrium. Often it is reassuring for families to learn that what they are dealing with is normal, and given some coping strategies they can regain their good functioning. Some families need help with communication issues, appropriate boundaries, parenting strategies, or dealing with aging parents or members with alcohol and drug issues. Whatever the case may be, creater deeper understanding between family members is always key.

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC
Family Therapist

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

In 62002 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Family therapy can address issues involving parenting and extended family, children, and blended families. Communication is the foundation to working together as a unit. Changing behavior patterns and responses may be essential to improve family dynamics. We can work together to develop a better family environment for you to thrive in life. To ask questions or schedule an appointment, contact Angela McDowell.

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS
Family Therapist

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63122 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

Similarly to the way all the parts of a car engine function together to make the vehicle run, family members have specific roles they fill that cause the family to operate the way it does. Families will benefit from family counseling because when something is wrong within the family system, every member can benefit from change. The good news about family therapy is that when one person begins to change, it effects change in everyone.


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Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed family therapists in Pontoon Beach.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counseling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Pontoon Beach right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Pontoon Beach is located in Madison County, Illinois. It has a land area of 10.01 square miles and a water area of 2.54 square miles.  The population of Pontoon Beach is 5,637 people with 2,237 households and a median annual income of $45,304. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pontoon Beach, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Pontoon Beach, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Pontoon Beach may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pontoon Beach public health department.