You’re teenager may have been to therapy before, or maybe they hate the idea of coming to therapy. At Waves Counseling Services, LLC, we use expressive arts, play, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approach, sand tray and other modalities to help teenagers engage and be successful. Teenagers who are seen at Waves Counseling Services, will…
- They will hate the idea at first
- They will love coming eventually
- They will grow and develop
- They will be affirmed and referred to in their chosen pronouns
- Play, create and express
- Improve decision making
- Express themselves in healthier ways
- Improve their self esteem and self worth
- Be Empowered
- Explore who they are
Sessions are typically 45-55 minutes in length. Your teenager needs to know their confidentiality is protected at the level yours is. During the first session we will engage in activities that will help us to get to know one another. Any information that is shared will require permission of your teenager. At Waves Counseling Services, LLC we are LGBTQIA affirming.
I strongly believe parents, caregivers and family need to be involved and are the experts. For your teenager to be successful it is important that you and I communicate, partner and collaborate. Teens need you more now than ever; although, they will not tell you this. This is the time where they need you to help them find their way into adulthood. We will meet independently of your teenager at times, and other times we will have family therapy as needed. I am here as a resource and support.