Child and Adolescent Therapy – Counselors and Therapists in Peachtree City
Are you wondering what is going on with your teen or adolescent? Many parents have asked themselves this a few hundred times before finally scheduling an appointment to get help. Maybe Your teenager has recently been struggling in school, has been exhibiting defiant behavior at home or has been withdrawn lately.
What does counseling look like?
The first appointment involves gathering historical information about the teenager’s behavior and sometimes wanting to immediately schedule a number of regular sessions for your teen, anxious to receive as much help as possible as often as your schedule can permit.
Family is important
Interactions among family members affect the mental health of each individual in the family. The complementary construction of family members requires long periods of negotiation, compromising, rearranging, and competing. The transactions are usually invisible, not only because context and subject constantly change but also because they are generally the essence of minutiae. Who passes the sugar? Who checks the maps for directions, chooses the movie, changes the channel? Who responds to whom when and in what matter? This is the cement by which families solidify their relationships.
Family therapy aims to help family members solve problems together in the therapeutic setting while learning strategies that can be applied with the adolescent in the home. Learning to decrease family conflicts and improve communication are chief among the goals set for the family. These goals will set the tone for how to effectively navigate the unique family interactions.
We are ready to get the ball rolling with your teen. We are also ready to get the ball rolling with YOU. The family is as much an agent of change in this process as the new coping skills and adaptive behaviors that your teen will learn in treatment.