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Raising adolescents can be a challenging task in today's society. Adolescents are introduced to new information and experiences at an alarming rate. Often parents, and their children, feel out of control during this stage of parenting. Having a teenager in the home can have a significant impact on all of the family. As parents, it is often difficult to distinguish between normal adolescent behaviors. Teens today face many pressures, between dealing with peer pressure, the pressure to look or dress a certain way, and the need to feel a sense of belonging. The task of adolescent, with identity formation and a start at independence can be a scary and worrisome time. Often parents do not have the skills or knowledge to know how to set healthy boundaries, waiver on setting limits, and understand appropriate discipline techniques. The issues that can arise during this time of great transformation include dealing with mood swings, choosing negative peers, problems with communication, impulsivity, and self-discipline. Families of adolescents are often confronted with issues such as rebellion, acting out, experimentation with drugs and sexuality, as well as struggling to keep a cohesive family. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are highly trained professionals who can take you step by step in helping you to implement and consistently enforce family values and goals. Through the use of professional help, you can begin to understand the dynamics and challenges of adolescence and help your teenager and your family to move through this stag of development in a more positive and meaningful manner. Parents can learn how to create behavioral plans, positive reinforcement techniques, and improve the possible dysfunctional behavioral patterns. Having an objective professional can have a significant impact on the family, as problem behaviors decrease and more positive family interaction and communication begin to take the place acting out, getting needs met in an unhealthy manner, and lack of family cohesiveness.

What can you expect from telephone counseling?

Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.

You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.

We have many professionals available to help you.

The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.

We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.

It all starts with learning about your needs.

Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.

You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.

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