Parents and children alike face many sources of stress that cause problems in day-to-day family life. Christian family counseling will help you overcome these challenges for a happier, healthier family.
The teen years are tough – for everyone. No one loves your teen more than you do, but sometimes they need a voice other than their parents to help them sort through their issues.
Depression, anxiety, sexual identity questions, grief, self-harm, eating disorders, body image struggles, and thoughts about suicide are just a few of the common areas of struggle we help teens with.
When your child is struggling, it’s terrifying. You feel so helpless and like a failure. All you want to do is fix it, so they can be happy. Let us help you and your teen know how to get through this successfully.
MCO provides individual counseling for clients ages 12 and up. We do not provide individual therapy to children under the age of 12. Individual talk therapy is not particularly effective for individuals under this age. Talk therapy requires a level of emotional and mental maturity that is usually not present for younger children.
While each child is different, some children under 12 would benefit from talk therapy while others would struggle, as a general rule we have found the most effective intervention is counseling with the parents. Counseling parents of younger children can improve managing conflict and parent-child relationships, help to navigate parenting challenges, and improve parents’ working together.
Life is messy sometimes. At least half the families in America have kids living in homes where one or both parents are not their biological parent. Divorce, death, and adoption are just a few of the ways that stepfamilies are created. Parenting is especially challenging when you are parenting children that are not biologically yours.
We start by listening. We want to get to know your family and the challenges you face. From there we’ll work with you to break down the complex problems into understandable dynamics. Then we’ll help you formulate a strategy for overcoming the challenges – so everyone can get along.
Divorce is hardest on the kids. It’s not their fault, they didn’t make this happen, but it affects them profoundly and there is nothing they can do about it.
Sometimes divorce is preventable, sometimes it’s not. Either way the kids need help getting through it. They need a safe place to be able to talk about what they are feeling without fear of hurting either parent’s feelings or choosing sides.
We’ll be there for your kids.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during the intake call. Parents/guardians are not required to be present in the counseling sessions.
Are there issues hurting the parent-child relationship in your family? Get the care and resources you need to address them.
What disagreements are fueling problems in your family? We’ll provide constructive, loving ways to resolve parenting conflicts.
When you say one thing, do your kids hear something completely different? Learn to establish mutual understanding with your children.
Are your kids hesitant to come to you with problems or questions? We’ll help you establish an atmosphere of trust.
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