As therapists, we play unique roles in the lives of our young clients. Unlike parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and teachers, we help kids and teens to feel that they are talking to an equal, a friend of sorts, while subtly shaping their behaviors and helping them to talk openly and productively.
We have no agenda one way or another in working with your child, our only goal is simply to help your child learn more about who they are so they can go back to being the happy child you know and love. We also work with children who are learning to adapt to their parent(s) recently coming out as LGBTQ.
In most circumstances we encourage parents to be a part of their child’s treatment both by joining in on sessions when appropriate as well as by meeting individually as needed. Through this parental involvement, your child’s therapist is offered more of a bird’s eye view of your child’s life which is often instrumental in creating positive change. Additionally, through these family sessions there is an opportunity for an improved relationship between parent and child.