Family Business Therapy

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Family businesses are a special breed…
And they need specialized help when relationships break down.

Park Avenue Relationship Consultants can provide that help. We offer a specialty service delivered by trained family therapists with extensive experience working with family businesses and their unique dynamics. We can help you resolve the painful conflicts and psychological tensions that often exist between close relatives in business together.

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OPEN A NEW DOOR

As a principal in your family business, we invite you to consult with one of our family business therapists and find out more about our service.
If you wish, we can offer suggestions as to how you might encourage other family members to join you in the counseling process. Call 212-289-0295 or email us for an appointment.

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WHAT WE OFFER:


PARC family business therapists can bridge the gap between family and business. We combine an understanding of business with in-depth training and expertise in family relationships. We have years of proven success in helping even the most adversarial of relatives achieve a collegial, effective working relationship
Our family business therapists offer a safe, neutral and supportive space in which family members learn to communicate with one another as colleagues, always keeping the health of the business in the forefront. The agenda is always yours. Mutual and empathic understanding between family members is encouraged, with respect always given to the importance of family ties.
Meetings are held offsite in the counselor’s private offices. The work is absolutely confidential, guaranteed by the professional licensure of the NY State licensed family therapist.

GOALS OF FAMILY BUSINESS THERAPY:


    • BETTER COMMUNICATION: To improve communication and increase mutual understanding between family members within the context of the business.
    • CONFLICT RESOLUTION: To diagnose, heal and repair conflictual relationship issues between family members in business together.
    • INTERGENERATIONAL AUTHORITY SHARING: To enable a more harmonious sharing of authority between family members across generations.

The past is always a shadow on the present. And even in the best of circumstances, the normal tensions and stress of running a business may turn into bitter disagreements when family members are involved. The boundaries between family and business are sometimes quite porous.

Power struggles, perceived favoritism, competition and mistrust within the day-to-day running of a business can cause havoc in the family. Ultimately, morale within the business may suffer, and there can be an adverse effect on your bottom line.

At such times, a family may turn to either a general family business consultant or a general marriage and family counselor for help. However, this is not something a business consultant or family counselor alone can adequately help with. What is needed is the ability to provide expert family relationship guidance within the context of a business, and for that we recommend a PARC family business therapist.

COMMON OBJECTIONS TO FAMILY BUSINESS THERAPY:


Relatives frequently fear further conflict, and therapy may be seen as a risky step into the unknown.

PARC family business therapists are trained to reduce tensions to a minimum so that productive conversations can take place in a safe atmosphere. When family businesses are in crisis, they run a far greater risk of waiting too long to resolve their differences.

The sooner conflicts are tackled, the easier it becomes to resolve the issues.

PARC’s family business therapists have an understanding of business principles. They use this understanding to inform their approach and to keep the guidance they provide within the context of your family business. They do not seek to advise on actual business matters, nor to influence business decisions.

Our focus is on your relationships, and how you might improve them in order to benefit both your family and your business as a whole.

There can be a tendency within family businesses to focus heavily on essential aspects of structure, governance and operations, to the exclusion of “softer” aspects such as relationships and communication. In reality, both elements are deserving of equal weight. Over time, relationship conflict can weaken the core of even the most flourishing family business.

Allocating time and resources to strengthening your family relationships can be one of the most worthwhile business investments you ever make.

PARC is associated with the following prestigious organizations

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TAKE THE FIRST STEP

Call us now on 212-289-0295. Our family business therapists are waiting to help you.

AT PARC OUR FAMILY BUSINESS THERAPISTS HAVE ONE GOAL – THE HEALTH OF YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR BUSINESS

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