If you have found this page, you've probably already been through the ringer with your kid. We are here to help. Your teen might be behaving in a way that is disrespectful, disobedient, hostile, or downright scary. The underlying causes of this are numerous, but can include depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. You may have tried therapy with your teen before, only to have your teen drop out early or refuse to attend. Parents often come to us at the end of their rope, wondering if therapy can change anything at all. The first thing to know is that therapy CAN help. Our therapists are trained to find ways to engage even the toughest teens. But even if your kid refuses to come in...there are many things we can do to help! Here are some examples:
We teach you the tools to encourage better behavior from your teen.
We help you decide if and when your teen might need an inpatient or rehabilitation program.
We explain your right as a parent to get help from your child's school.
We can attend school meetings to advocate for your child's academic needs.
If it turns out that your child does need a higher level of care, we can help you through it. We'll be there to help you make decisions about what programs will be the most appropriate.
Therapy Is More Than A Conversation
Some critics of psychotherapy have likened the role of the therapist to a friend who is paid to sit and chit chat with clients about their lives or just listen while people complain. And while some therapists do perhaps provide little more than emotional support, the role of the Cognitive Behavior Therapist is different. CBT involves providing a great deal of education, helping clients to remember and use that education, teaching concrete skills, and tracking progress to confirm that patients are benefitting. It is our hope that by reviewing the information provided on this website, that anyone who is interested in our services, or in any therapist's services for that matter, is able to appreciate the difference it makes to work with well-trained Cognitive Behavior Therapists.