Are your teen’s poor decisions and change in behaviors causing you serious concern?
- Are you constantly arguing over setting limits with your teen while balancing their desire for more freedom?
- Are you worried what might happen if your child stays on the same path.
- Do you feel the pain of your child when you see them struggling?
Parenting can be the Greatest Joy or a Major Source of Stress
You can feel so proud of your child in one moment and the next be overcome with grief and sorrow. They can be the best thing that ever happened to you and also your biggest headache. It’s very hard to predict a teenager’s behavior.
Hope for Your Teenager
Did you know that according to the World Health Organization that the effectiveness of counseling is well documented and has improved dramatically in the last 50 years. Not only has it been shown to improve children’s mental health, but also to improve the quality of their relationship with parents and siblings.
Counseling with a therapist from REVISION counseling can help you and your teen…
- Understand the causes of the change in their negative behaviors.
- Identify and reduce or even eliminate risky behaviors
- Help your child to develop healthy friendships and end poor ones.
- Reduce self-medicating behaviors like substance abuse, cutting, phone addiction and replace them with healthy coping skills that last a lifetime
- Effectively deal with difficult breakups and romantic relationships.
What Makes Us Different
We go out of our way to find and hire teen counseling specialists. Some of our staff have spent most of their careers specializing in teen issues. Because of our additional effort, you even have your own personal choice of teen specialists.
One of our counselors, David uses a no-nonsense straight to the pointing approach. He will tell you and your teen like it is. If you need a counselor to be blunt and direct, then he is your choice.
If your child is more sensitive and embraces a more empathetic approach with a less direct and softer style, than Raelee and Tanya are excellent choices. For more of a middle of the road style, Ryan fits the bill. To learn more about each of our therapists click here.
What if My Child Refuses to Come in?
If your child refuses to come into counseling, you have a few options. First, you can have your child talk to one of our counselors for a free 15 minute phone consultation. Our therapists our trained to deal with the resistance of teenagers. Another option is that you can come into counseling by yourself. We can help you have a bigger influence over your teen than you might think. Finally, you can create an incentive to help motivate your child to come into counseling. Sometimes providing extra phone time gives them enough reason to come in.
Not coming into counseling can have serious consequences on your child. If they have no place to talk about their issues, they can worsen through time. Teens often seek immediate gratification and will sometimes find it by using drugs, engaging in sexual activity, excessive video games or even ultimately suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults.
The least you should do is get an assessment to see if your child’s problems are severe or if they are just more common everyday problems. That way, you will be able to determine the consequence level of their behaviors.