Sometimes you are just sick and tired of all the crap that is going on in your life and you feel like you just need a break. I get it. You feel like you are getting pulled in every direction at once and everyone wants something. You are the one who always holds everybody else down when they are in need. Working, running errands, dropping kids off at school, making lunch for everyone, doctor’s appointments, after school activities, parent teacher conferences, football/soccer/volleyball practice. Then after all of that is done, here’s your spouse. No time to rest now. It’s time to give, give, give. But who is there to give to you?
Who is there when you run out of gas? When you feel like you are just going to pass out from all the running around you have been doing. When you finally think there is 10 minutes at the end of the day, little Johnny starts running a fever. Back into mommy mode you go. You think, there’s always tomorrow.
Well, I want you to know that today is your day! A day to finally get what you’ve been seeking. A safe space to vent, rest, cry or just to get your worries out in an environment that is both welcoming and non-judgmental. I offer an approach that is person centered, meaning it will be a process that facilitates your self-discovery, self-acceptance, and provides a means toward healing and positive growth. Call me, I’m here for you!
Marriage Boot Camp is unlike traditional couple’s therapy. You won’t be sitting through lectures and you will not be bored. By actively participating and using a series of topics and questions, couples quickly identify the root cause of their issues, then work together and individually to repair the damage. When damage is repaired the walls come down!
We cover many topics during the seminar program such as communication, conflict resolution, healing from the past, how to get your needs met, sexual intimacy, forgiveness and so much more!
You will not only learn from a particular game or drill, but you will also learn from others who may be struggling with the same issues that you face today. You will discover that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! And, you’re sure to make friends for a lifetime.
Pre-Marital & Marital Enrichment
More understanding and less arguing. Confidence and clarity to talk about sensitive topics. Insight on how to be each other’s cheerleader and lover. Whether you are in year 0, 5, 10, 25 or more, the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment will help you visualize your relationship, put facts behind your feelings, and discover ways to open up doors for communication and intimacy.
WHAT DOES THE ASSESSMENT DO?
The PREPARE/ENRICH assessment makes your relationship stronger!
Personalized results provide insights that will put you on a path toward life-long relationship growth. Research has shown that the simple act of taking an assessment improves relationship satisfaction.
- Increase Awareness
- The customizable nature of the assessment provides results that will increase awareness across the whole of your relationship.
- Provide Objective Results
- The P/E assessment is scientifically reliable and valid, which means accurate and objective results that help you talk about what really matters in your relationship.
- Catalyst for Conversation
- The process of taking the assessment primes you for conversations and skill building to establish and strengthen your relationship foundation.
Are you worried about your teen?
Do your teen’s recent behaviors and choices concern you?
- Is your teen struggling with relationships at home or at school?
- Is your teen stressed or anxious?
- Are you concerned that your teen may have an eating disorder?
- Does your teen displays signs of teen depression?
- Has your teen experienced a trauma?
- Would you like your teen to build self-esteem and coping resources?
You may be feeling frustrated and unsure of how to help your child. This is understandable. Transitioning to teenage years can be challenging. Teens struggle to form their own identity while coping with peer pressure, physical changes, fluctuating emotions, and mature choices and decisions. Some insecurity, conflict, limit testing, and mood fluctuation is normal. However, when these become persistent or destructive, your teen may need additional help.
Major life changes can also be stressful. Losses or changes such as death, divorce, new family members or moving can trigger difficult emotions, behavioral issues and arguing amongst family members. These can be difficult times for everyone involved. Our teen counseling services help your teen and your entire family get back on track.
Sometimes teens can experience a difficult or traumatic situation such as abuse, violence or teen pregnancy and you know they need help, but you’re not sure what to do. In situations of trauma, it’s extremely important that your teen has an opportunity to process and make sense of what happened so they can heal.
As a parent, you may also want to understand how to work with your teen, to both support and facilitate their success while managing harmful behaviors and communication patterns. Our therapists can help parents develop effective strategies to create more peace and support at home. We may involve you in sessions directly with your teen or meet separately for parenting support depending on the needs of your family. We also recognize that it is important for your teen to have space to process their struggles independently and come up with their own strategies and coping skills.
Therapy Can Build Self-Esteem and Instill Coping Skills
Teen Counseling Can Build Self-Esteem
Counseling can be an important factor to help your teen cope with difficult emotions, identify unhelpful thinking patterns, build self-confidence and self-respect, and grow and mature. Learning tools now can prevent more serious problems from developing and benefit your teen in adult years as well.
Through therapy, root causes will be explored and realistic goals set so that positive changes can be made. This may include changing destructive or problematic behaviors, learning effective communication and problem-solving skills, and building self-esteem. By understanding root causes, symptoms can be reduced while developing a solid sense of self.
Therapy can also help reduce conflicts in the family and help your teen learn how to cope with difficult emotions and situations in a healthy and productive way. This can be an invaluable tool as your teen is faced with more challenging and stressful situations. This can also impact the family as a whole as your teen learns the impact of behavior on others.
Counseling Can Help Your Teen:
- Cope with peer pressure or bullying
- Reduce conflict and destructive behavior in or outside of the home
- Recover from an eating disorder or problematic eating behaviors
- Manage teen depression or anxiety
- Build self-confidence and make friends
- Deal with family changes such as divorce, separation, or addiction
- Learn to cope with a traumatic event or loss
- Cope with the ups and downs of teenage life
- Make healthy decisions and have self-respect
Find More Peace in Your Family
When your teen is unhappy, everyone in the family is affected. As a parent, you want the best for your child and it can be difficult to know what to do to help. If your child is struggling with a serious issue such as major depression or an eating disorder, it can be very scary. You want to know how to support them while also making sure they get the help they need. You might also need support going through this crisis point in your family life.
On the other hand, fluctuations in mood, angry or withdrawn behavior may trigger increased arguing and discord among family members. This is normal. When your teen isn’t feeling well, it impacts you. At Spencer Counseling Services, our goal is to support all of you as a family in recovery and healing. To help you learn to resolve conflict, communicate effectively and establish effective boundaries and structures in your family. Ultimately, our teen counseling services are designed to help all of you strengthen your relationships with one another.
Take the next step. Contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment for teen counseling services or parent coaching by calling 832-509-2330.