TEEN SOLUTIONS THERAPY
We find solutions that are unique to you and your teen.
The essence of leadership is inspiration. We all yearn to be inspired, to have the flame of our passion ignited by someone who believes in us. Embodied leadership provides this inspiration. Parents and mentors hold a valuable leadership role. A good parent or mentor inspires through cultivating a teen’s potential, while continually cultivating their own. We're always setting an example.
Of course, a coach or teacher can play this role, but as therapists, we have the privilege of going even deeper and seeing a teen’s inner world. We have the opportunity to guide them in developing their identity and creating healthy family and peer relationships. It's crucial to receive the right leadership in adolescence because it's such an emotional time with such rapid growth.
However, the most important adults in their lives are parents. As a parent, you have a window of opportunity to influence your teen before they leave home. We're here to show you how to make the best of this opportunity, and it all starts with establishing a meaningful connection.
Our work with teens and families is Attachment based and influenced by the work of Gordon Neufeld. Attachment is the pursuit and preservation of proximity, meaning your teen wants to be close to you. Positive parental influence and proximity leads to security, while peer influence leads to insecurity.
Just because peer-orientation is common, doesn't mean it's normal. We live in an unusual time where teens look to each other, instead of their elders, for guidance. When peers come first, a teen's life is out of balance, and they are physically and emotionally at risk.
Parents have the power and natural instincts to create mental health and emotional stability. They have the ability to keep their children safe. We support parents to set clear, consistent boundaries, making it easier for teens to make healthy choices and reducing peer influence. Learn more...