Behavioral Health for Fathers and Families
The Fathers’ Uplift Family group is a family of passionate and loving servants that consists of experienced therapist who specialize in trauma, cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management, group counseling, individual counseling, and child & family counseling. Charles aims to create an environment where fathers can receive therapy at each stage of their journey. Our clinicians provide ongoing therapeutic support to fathers and their children. Whether we are helping fathers strengthen their communication skills, identifying resources, and/or managing conflict, we are committed to helping fathers remain emotionally and physically present for themselves and their children. The Fathers' Uplift Family Group:
- Provide fathers/father figures with access to fun settings that promote engagement among father and child.
- Provide fathers with structured support that will enrich their ability to parent and strengthen familial relationships.
- Provide accessible, educational materials on fatherhood engagement, employment opportunities, housing and affordable/free resources for fathers and parents.
In a clip from a special two-hour episode of “Oprah’s Life class” on fatherless sons, an absentee dad named Dwayne revealed exactly why he left his children and his family:
“The reason I walked away is because, at the moment, I wasn't the man that I wanted to be for [my kids] … I put them on a higher pedestal than I put myself. So, at a point, I wasn’t worthy to be in their life because I wasn’t the man that I would want for them.”
The myriad of personal and social challenges are often experienced as insurmountable by high-risk fathers, and without a support system in place they give up altogether, becoming absentee parents. When this happens, the consequences ripple through society, but nowhere are they felt as hard as by the children left behind. “Virtually every major social pathology has been linked to fatherlessness: violent crime, drug and alcohol abuse, truancy, teen pregnancy, suicide – all correlate more strongly to fatherlessness than to any other single factor,” scholar Stephen Baskerville asserted. Our clinical services aim to support fathers in every aspect of their lives.
Fathers’ Uplift Family Group has brought together a group of therapist who are parents and servants with experience in helping fathers and their families with the challenges they encounter related to parenting, trauma, depression, anxiety and domestic violence. We provide guidance to fathers entering fatherhood for the first time and fathers attempting to re-enter their children and families lives after years of separation. Also, we understand the need for support in dealing with relational stress between parents who are couples.
Family & Couples Therapy
Central to Fathers’ Uplift Family Group’s mission is the belief in family. Our aim is to assist fathers and mothers with developing a plan to communicate with one another in a manner that is healthy for them and their children (regardless of their ages). We have come across great parents who have been hurt numerous times. Without the necessary support, their hurt can stand in the way of their ability to remain present for their children and communicate with one another. Fathers’ Uplift Family Group understands the vital roles fathers and mothers play in the life of a child. Our family therapy services offer parents an opportunity to be heard and supported in a safe and friendly setting. We are advocates, listeners and servants who believe in family. Through the use of innovative therapeutic approaches that accommodate traditional talk therapy, such as CBT, Mindfulness and a Strength’s based approach, we are able to partner with families in their pursuit towards happiness.
Imagine a group of men supporting one another in a peaceful and safe setting. Father’ Uplift Family Group offers group therapy that is unique in every way. Groups are often led by the founder and CEO of Fathers’ Uplift, Charles Daniels. Charles Daniels is an experienced group facilitator and energetic speaker who is able to engage men in dialogue with one another. We understand that group therapy is not about the therapist facilitating the group, it is about the men in the group supporting one another in every way. The last group Charles facilitated resulted in a book and group curriculum written by participants called Pre-Father Care, which will be released this fall.
The upcoming groups that will be offered:
- Pre-Father Care: A Self-Parenting Journey
- Forgiveness and Reconciliation