Synago provides individual, marriage, family, and group counseling to adults and children of all ages. We offer, but do not impose, Christian counseling for those desiring it. Areas of expertise include AD/HD, addictions, abusive relationships, anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, identity development, infertility, marriage, family struggles, and recovering from divorce. Synago offers the court approved parenting class for those divorcing. Synago also offers topical presentations for group meetings at your location.
The ‘Esther Group’ is a nineteen week counseling group designed to develop healthy relationships; with yourself and others, personally and professionally, family and friends. Part one addresses how the dynamic of power and control operates in relationships. Part two addresses how to have a healthy sense of who you are as an individual. Part three addresses how to be in a healthy relationship with others. Successful application of the group content results in decreased conflict and increased cooperation and/or intimacy in all your relationships.
Joint Parenting Class:
We offer a court approved parenting class for people involved in divorce or custody hearings and court ordered to attend the class. A court order is not required to attend, and some attend by choice to improve their ability parent their children after a divorce. The class is four hours long, and is usually offered on a Saturday morning once each month. It is a combination of group discussion, printed handouts, and video presentation. The focus is helping parents to see divorce from the perspective of their children, and learn to better cooperate with each other so each can effective fulfill their responsibility as a parent.
We offer pre-marital counseling to help engaged couples prevent future marital problems. We utilize the Prepare / Enrich inventory. This is an on-line questionnaire to identify a couple’s strength and risk areas. It assesses relationship dynamics, individual personalities, and influence from families of origin. It also offers practical suggestions maintaining a healthy and loving relationship with your spouse.