Adolescents are vying for independence and sometimes this can be exhausting for parents. Adolescents often benefit from counseling by working with our therapists to improve problem-solving, self-esteem, communication skills, the ability to follow through on long term goals and emotional regulation.
Parents may feel their adolescent is out of control, and adolescents often feel their parents are being unreasonable. Our adolescent therapists at Pathways to Change Counseling, Inc. consider it important to normalize rational behaviors of the parent to the adolescent, as well as the other way around.
Our therapists at Pathways to Change Counseling, Inc. believe that strengthening the parent-child bond helps build a sense of security, and fosters empathy between parent and adolescent. Adolescents having stronger bonds with their parents can better regulate their emotions, and are less oppositional.