Kids and Teens; Counseling Services for Families
Counseling services for kids and teens takes a soft yet firm and consistent touch. In today's world, time seems to move quickly and before we know it we have lost connection with those closest to us. Child therapy can assist in reconnecting with our children as well as helping them reach a higher level of functioning through guided and trained talk therapy. Our experienced staff have the knowledge to address the issues of depression, anxiety and self-esteem that plague our youth.
Some of the areas that we deal with include school refusal or academic underachievement, youth substance use, legal system involvement and feelings of overwhelm that many kids report that they struggle with daily.
Even in the best of circumstances, many teenagers report feeling that they need help and have difficulty expressing themselves within their family system. Our job is to restore hope and a sense of resilience to the kids we serve so that they KNOW that they can face today and tomorrow.
Counseling Services and Child Therapy
Child therapy helps by teaching tools for positive and powerful self expression and by allowing them a free space where they can vent without fear or judgement. Child therapy is usually short term 4-12 sessions and is used to help your child in adjusting to their current circumstances or situations which may be giving them difficulty.
Many of the families we serve report that child therapy is helpful as they have a space to release emotions and process situations before going back to school and community and acting out their decisions.
We DO NOT offer phone or Skype Counseling for kids as they have much higher levels of impulsivity and their issues are much more complex. All teens and kids must be seen in person by one of our licensed counselors and usually between 12-24 hours.
All of our counselors, mentors and behavioral assistants are certified to provide wrap around counseling services for those familiar with this model. If your child has child study team involvement, case management or justice system involvement call to ask for an intensive level of care.
We offer in office appointments for those that are looking for immediate help and for those clients that have successfully transitioned to adulthood we offer supportive sessions via phone.