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A Bit About RAFT

Relationship Alternative Family Therapy (RAFT): Counseling that fits you.

The majority of the families I have worked with over the years did not fit the definition of a "traditional" family.   Traditional families are sometimes described as two parents, mom and dad, 2.5 kids, a family dog and a white picket fence.  Let's face it.  MOST families do not fit that mold.  In order to be an effective counselor it is necessary to relate; to see that everyone's family is different and that different IS normal.
Some of my most interesting work has been with individuals, couples and families who engage is relationship alternatives.  Non-traditional relationships can take many forms.  Sometimes it's a blended family with step-parents and children from previous relationships and sometimes ones in common as well.  It could be a multi-generational family with a grandmother and mom raising kids and grandkids together. It could be a polyamorous or ethically non-monogamous configuration with several partners and interwoven children or no children at all.  It could be LGBTQ parents or children or both.  It could be parents who are no longer romantically involved choosing to maintain family status to raise children together.  It could be couples involved in the BDSM/Kink or Leather communities.  
Whatever your relationship alternative, Lumen Counseling is committed to providing, understanding, non-judgmental therapy that focuses on your goals and desired outcomes.  We believe that every relationship is a little bit different and everyone could use a RAFT now and then.