Parenting, Teen, & School

School Counseling

School Counseling

School Counseling

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Is your child struggling with test taking anxiety? Do they struggle with transitions in school? School lis stressful. Counseling can help guide kids through both the academic and emotional parts of school.  Get help today. 

Parenting

School Counseling

School Counseling

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Parenting is the hardest job you will ever have. There is no manual for how to do this. You do your best to be there for your kids, but sometimes it helps to have someone with expertise to come along side you and help you navigate parenting, and also the complex emotions and stress that come with being a parent. Counseling can help. 

Teen

College Planning

College Planning

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Your teen is going through a lot of transitions. You are probably worried about them and don't know what to do next. They may be acting out or struggling with school, erratic emotions, and relationships. Counseling gives them a place to get those things out and a way to learn skills they can take with them through the rest of their lives. 

College Planning

College Planning

College Planning

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Do your teen need help navigating the college admissions and application process? Counseling can help. 

Teen Counseling

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Anxiety

Your teen is anxious. It may be affecting their sleep, their appetite, concentration, irritability, etc  and their mood. They have a lot on their plate but they do not always have the tools to know how to deal with it. Counseling can give them powerful tools to manage their stress. These are tools they can take with them for the rest of their lives. Help your child feel more inner peace and self-control through anxiety counseling. Find out more about our anxiety services on our anxiety page

Depression

Depression can leave your teen feeling drained and hopeless. They may struggle to get out of bed, have poor concentration, sluggishness, changes in mood/sleep and appetite and struggle to express themselves. They are not doing this to be difficult. They are likely depressed. Depression counseling can give teens a safe place to deal with their depression and their negative thinking. It can teach teens invaluable coping skills. If you are having trouble knowing how to help your teen, get help today


If your teen has had thoughts of suicide, it is imperative that you seek help as soon as possible. They should be evaluated by a mental health professional. 

Self-Esteem

Is your teen struggling with poor self-esteem? It is common amongst teens to question their abilities and identities. They sometimes get fixated on those thing they don't like about themselves. This can lead to feelings of depression, stress, and can cause problems in social relationships. Counseling can teach teens to acknowledge things they may want to change about themselves while still recognizing the things that are wonderful about them. It can also teach teens to have gratitude which can lead to more satisfaction in their life. Get help today. 

Parenting, Teen & School Counseling

If your teen has dealt with an eating disorder or poor body image, you know how painful and difficult it can be to manage. We have over 15 years of experience helping teens with bing eating disorder, anorexia, bulimia, and poor body image to recover. We work with dietitians and other providers around the city to ensure your teen's needs are covered. To learn more about eating disorder services, please check out or Eating Disordered Page


Signs of eating disorder symptoms include fear of gaining weight and becoming fat, eating in secret and hiding food, eating very large quantities of food in a short period of time, obsessive thinking about food and weight, purging food after eating and food phobias and avoidance of certain foods. 

Online Video Counseling for Teens

Teens these days are often highly scheduled between school and extracurricular activities. They may also not be very comfortable coming into a therapist office, but need help in their lives. Video counseling can be the perfect vehicle for delivering counseling to teens. They are often adept and comfortable in the online world already, so video counseling is a natural extension of that. Wilson Counseling has secure video capabilities for these sessions. It is easy to get set up for counseling for your teen. 

School Counseling & College Planning

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Students today have a lot to think about.  Not only are students working on getting good grades, but they are also thinking about a college, joining clubs and making new friends, trying to figure out who they are, and where they fit in.  Students may need help navigating school and their education.   We offer the following services to help you and your students to be successful. 

   
Services:

  • Transitioning (middle to high school and graduating)
  • College planning 
  • Applying to college and the admissions process
  • Study skills – learning how to study, time management, organization
  • Test anxiety
  • School anxiety
  • Building relationships
  • Communication skills


People who may benefit from these services:

  • Middle and High School Students 
  • Students who are planning on going to college (4 year, 2 year or trade school)
  • Juniors and Seniors in High School who are starting the college application process
  • Students who have test anxiety
  • Students who are having trouble going to school in general
  • Students who feel like they don’t fit in
  • Students who are having trouble making friends

Parenting Counseling

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Parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world. You love your kids and do the best you can to raise them, but sometimes it's hard to know what to do. It's painful to watch your kids struggle. 


Counseling can help guide you through the joys and the pitfalls of parenting. It is a relief to process what is going on with your kids and how it is affecting you. And it helps to get expert advice on how to move forward when there are problems.


According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the main responsibilities of a parent include the following:


  • To foster your child’s medical and development needs
  • To protect your child from harm
  • To spend quality time with your child
  • To actively listen to your child
  • To set limits for your child
  • To guide your child and provide structure to his/her life
  • To provide stability and consistency
  • To supervise your child’s relationships and friendships


Parenting Counseling can help you to:


  • Feel more confident about your parenting
  • Develop closeness with your child
  • Learn methods to discipline and apply consequences that work for your family and help foster independence in your child
  • Feel calmer, develop coping skills and a self-care routine
  • Learn what red flags to look for that may signal problems in your children
  • Decrease your guilt and increase your joy in parenting 


Related Blog Posts:

 

-Melting Away Parental Guilt

-Dealing With Adult Children Living At Home

-Understanding Your Teen: Resources For Parents

-How To Not Screw Up Your Kid's Body Image

-Letting Your Kid Fail Occasionally Can Teach Them Resilience 

-Children and Eating - Developing Non-Disordered Eating Habits 

Family Counseling

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 Family therapy is designed to improve the communication and relationships within the family unit. In families sometimes conflicts arise, effective communication becomes difficult, family relationships struggle and the family can become fragmented.  Some reasons to seek out family therapy may include:  


  • As family members have grown and become more individualized, communication has become increasingly difficult
  • A family crisis has occurred which has put a strain on the family and communication has broken down  
  • The family as a unit is dealing with grief and loss  
  • A divorce has changed the family dynamics  
  • A new step-parent has been introduced into the family unit  


The goal of family therapy is to learn to communicate effectively, honestly and respectfully with one another to enable you to provide support to each other and become a cohesive, happy, healthy and loving family unit.  The Process  Assessment When you come in for the first time, I will conduct an assessment where I will ask each of you some questions to gain an understanding of your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, coping strategies and personal strengths. We will discuss your family life both past and present, together and separate, explore why you are seeking therapy and discuss what your individual as well as your collective goals are for therapy.  Schedule Together we will identify a frequency and schedule for our meetings. This will largely depend on your availability and your goals.  Treatment Plan In the next couple of sessions as we all get to know one another and further explore your goals, we will work together to create an individualized treatment plan that will identify your collective goals and our action plan to reach your goals