Are managing emotions difficult for your son?

  • Has your son become less open about his feelings or emotions as he’s gotten older ?
  • Does he say that “everything’s fine” or “stop worrying” even though you know that something is bothering him?
  • Is he quick to become angry, frustrated or does he cry easily?
  • Will he talk to you about hos he’s feeling but doesn’t want anyone else to know if something is bothering him?

As many parents have learned, traditional “talk therapy”/counseling is often ineffective for boys because it focuses on getting boys to verbalize their feelings and talk about problems which is counterintuitive to how many boys and men communicate. 

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Given that we specialize in working with boys and young adults both our individual counseling and counseling groups are designed to make the therapy process non-threatening and enjoyable.  

Skills we teach include:

  • Managing emotions in a manner expected for one’s age
  • Discerning the difference between “small problems”, “big problems” and responding appropriately
  • Social problem solving skills
  • Developing self-advocacy skills
  • How to share emotions in a safe way with other guys
  • How to ask for help in a way that feels comfortable

Complete the form below to discuss the next best steps for your son.