My Approach to Counselling Teens and Their Parents
My therapy approach to counselling teens and their parents is based on the Satir Model of Brief Therapy first developed by Virginia Satir (1916 – 1988). The Satir Model focuses on helping your teen to take responsibility for his or her feelings, thoughts, hopes, and deeper needs.
I am committed to providing quality therapy to teens and helping them take responsibility for what they are going through in their lives and the choices they are making. I help them realize their own unique potential for healthier and positive relationships with parents, teachers and peers..
By working with all aspects and levels of a person I believe that change is always possible and that therapy is a place to facilitate transformation for you, your teen, and your family.
What You Can Expect
1. FREE Phone Consultation
When you give me a call for your free 10-minute consultation, together, we can look at what your goals are for your teenager and your parent teen relationship. You will get a sense of who I am and how therapy can be of benefit to you, your teen and your family.
My approach when counselling teens allows me to work with adolescents individually. At other times I may involve you, your spouse/partner, or other family members in the therapy process as well. This can be discussed and decided upon in our initial phone consultation and depends on what you hope to gain from therapy.
If we feel that working together would be beneficial then we can set up an appointment to meet. We can decide whether to start therapy with the family as a whole or only with certain family members (either your teen, or you and your partner).
2. First session
We will book an initial 90-minute session. During the initial session we can get a good understanding of the goals and areas of change that you and your teen want to see happen. Usually changes in perceptions, feelings, expectations, and even behaviours begin to happen within this first session.
How I Provide Teen Therapy
Therapy for teens takes time and patience. I look beneath problem behaviours and use my skills to listen, connect, and guide them to understand who they are and what they are doing. I help teens see the power of taking responsibility for their actions and explore options for healthier choices. Adolescence is a time of turbulence both externally and internally. During therapy with a troubled teen I tap into his or her inner, and at times tempestuous world of thoughts, hopes, and feelings is where I focus to bring about understanding and change.
Benefits of Counselling for Your Teen
In Therapy, your teen and I will work towards:
As a parent, you may have a difficult time trying to understand, help, and connect to your teenage son or daughter. I work to help you regain confidence as a parent and to feel in charge when you find yourself in difficult situations with your teenager. Together we work to change negative attitudes, stress, and hopelessness and create a more caring and nurturing relationship for you and your family.
Benefits for you as a parent of a teen
During Family Counselling We Can:
How I Provide Therapy for Families
Your family can be seen as a system of different relationship patterns in that each family member has a unique relationship with one another. Together in family counselling we work to understand how each of you has your own unique way of processing your environment and how this influences the way you relate to other family members. We can then change hurtful and harmful patterns into ways of relating that gives your family and its members a sense mutual respect. We can develop ways to be more open and honest and create a sense of belonging.
The Benefits of Family Counselling
Together we can:
If your teen or family could use counselling, please call for your free 10-minute consultation at 604-786-0709.
Klaus Klein, MA, RCC
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