Counseling and Support Services
Child and Adolescent Counseling
Child and Adolescent Counseling empowers the individual by building on his or her interests and gifts. Through counseling, relationships between child and parent, child and sibling, and child and school are strengthened. Sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual while keeping a therapeutic focus of health as the foundation.
In addition to office based counseling sessions, school-based counseling services are available, the counselor comes to the child by providing services at their school. The child is still taken out of class, but it can be anywhere from 20-50 minutes. The counselor is able to work with the child’s school schedule in order to help intervention take place at more helpful times. Additionally, with school-based services, the counselor is able, with parent and/or child permission, to work closely with school teachers and other staff to help meet the child’s needs. Intervention can still be creative with utilizing the outdoors, quiet spaces, play and typical “therapy toys”.
Common issues addressed in counseling include anxiety/worry, depression, anger management, emotion regulation, frustration tolerance, trauma processing, struggles with transitions, sensory related trouble, and more. When therapy is provided in a setting the child is already familiar with, such as school, it allows for the therapeutic relationship to be built quickly, which is one of the most important indicators as to whether counseling will be effective.
Family Counseling sessions look to the specific needs of each family member and support the family to establish healthy boundaries both within and outside of the family unit. Goals may include: meeting individual needs; valuing playfulness; coaching communication; healthy relating; focusing on attunement and regulation; and healthy refinement of structure.
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. In sessions, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.
Parent Coaching Session
Parent Coaching Session helps build confidence in the parent role. The session can introduce and refine skills for successful, happy parenting. Sessions focus on supporting parent(s) as the leaders in a healthy and connected family.
Relationship Counseling supports the goals of each individual within the context of the relationship. Relationship counseling aids in developing healthy relating and expectations from one another as well as from the relationship itself.
Schedule a Session
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Sessions are $150
Most sessions are 50 minutes.
Sessions can be held in person or virtually.