Teens are our future and therefore at Cottonwood they are the most important clients we have! It is not uncommon that teens today face way more stress and trauma than we did as teens. Therefore it is essential they have the tools they need for making the transition to adulthood. WE will NOT fix your teen but we will help you and your teen live together in a more respectful and emotionally connected way.
Research shows that behaviors of children and teens are heavily influenced by family systems and structures. It took me awhile for me to see that my behaviors, wounds, and expectations all played a role in my children's sense of themselves and subsequently their adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies. As parents we need to take a hard look at how our behaviors and the messages we send to our children (implicit and explicit) can shape how they behave.