Counseling for Children and Teens
There is Help For You and Your Child
You’re a parent and you often find yourself exhausted, frustrated, and emotionally drained. It seems to always be a struggle for you. Whether you have young children or teens, if parenting is a challenge for you, Christian Counseling can help you. We are Biblically based and you will be provided with communication skills and practical tools for you to use in everyday situations as they arise.
Do You Understand Your Adolescent?
Youth today speak a very different language. Unfiltered technology, 24-hour news, and instant communication have shaped the way our children and teens interact in and view the world around them. They live in a fast paced, public, global world where even the most difficult emotions are summed up with a computer icon.
Our counselors help your child untangle the complexity of these emotions so they can better understand them and see how they relate to their behaviour. Seattle Christian Counseling provides a safe and trusting environment for children and teens to explore issues ranging from peer pressure and abuse to date rape and trauma. We will look at hard issues from a Biblical basis like doing what is right, even when it is hard, and the reward this will bring in the long run. They will be encouraged to look ahead, like Moses, and rather than enjoying the momentary pleasures of going along to get along with what everyone is doing, by doing the right thing, they can look forward to a reward of peace. Here they can discuss even the most sensitive topics in confidence while getting the support and guidance they need to discern what choices are best for them.
Some of the most concerning subjects that we help children work through are school difficulties, drug and alcohol use, sexual issues, self-esteem, eating issues, body image, oppositional defiance, attention-deficit hyperactivity, anger, depression, anxiety, and abuse. We will look at the resulting effects and how they will eventually find themselves if they continue in this path, sort of a Biblical Loved Straight. Many teens come to us feeling lost or confused. Even if you have provided a loving and supportive platform for them, they may not be comfortable talking about these issues with you. We all know that children often confide in others rather than their own parents, and we are able to work with your children in unique, unthreatening ways to help them dig into those dark places and cast light on the confusion. Our goal is to give your children insight into themselves, their lives, and their choices so that they emerge better equipped to handle their emotions in our rapidly evolving culture. Our goal is that they will be able to stand on their faith to fight a good fight against the pressures of this world.
We understand that this whole process can be extremely taxing on you as parents. Let us help you learn how to navigate this season of your life by showing you how to set healthy boundaries and follow-through on positive discipline. Learn how you can best serve your children and nurture their growth while maintaining your own identity.
You are your children’s biggest ally, greatest example of how God works in your life, and you have the power to significantly influence their counseling progress. We encourage you to participate in this process by showing your support and patience and keeping open the lines of communication.
Some of the common issues covered in children and teen counseling:
- Traumatic experiences
- Health issues with child or parent
- Drugs and alcohol
- Peer pressure
- Eating issues
- Body image
- School issues
Let Seattle Christian Counseling be the bridge between you and your child. Call us today for an appointment.