Despite our good intention as parents, sometimes we all need help in improving our relationships with our children. Sometimes we could use a different perspective, improve our communication skills, or learn more helpful ways to deal with difficult situations. For many parents, it’s the teenage years that can be full of turmoil for the children and families. Families can often have a difficult time navigating this period in their lives and often need help in guiding their children through these turbulent times. Over the past fifteen years, I have worked with children and teenagers in various settings such as community clinics, schools, juvenile hall, and state prison. In my work with families I help develop a close, connected relationship with their children to guide them to success while also learning how to set limits and negotiate responsibilities. Many children and teens have a hard time expressing themselves to their parents and advocating what they want.
Families are the greatest support system for their children, so I work with families as a resource to find a solution for their children’s mental health problems. I meet with the whole family for the first session in order to learn what the problem is and what resources are available. After the initial session, I work with the child and their family around how to structure the rest of the therapy. The rest of the sessions may be meeting with the child alone, a combination of meeting with the child alone and with other the important people in their life. The structure of the therapy will be decided collaboratively and will depend on the best approach for creating a situation for success.
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