Teens

Families with teen problems often report:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Manipulation
  • Tormenting theirsiblings (beyond typical sibling rivalries)
  • Violence and destruction of property
  • Complete disdain for the norms of society and of your family’s values

We often find that by the time families call us, they are walking on eggshells, afraid to set boundaries out of fear of the verbal and sometimes physical outbursts that can ensue. We often hear families say all their previous attempts have failed and different paths must be explored. Parents themselves can also be so angry and frustrated that they, too, are ready to lash out in inappropriate ways. Or there may be a palpable sense of guilt about their child’s situation, which can be demoralizing and often paralyzing.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

We want to put you back in charge – and a well tailored plan is the key. It may be that a change of schools and friends is all that is needed. Or getting with a local therapist that can set them on a more constructive and responsible path. In the extreme, they may need an out-of-home placement for a while to change their dynamic and yours as well. We have deep knowledge of these programs, individual therapists, and local options, as well as expertise in early identification. Combined with our training, coaching, and guidance all along the way, we can help put your teen, and family, back on track.