Parents and Family

Parents and Family

Family relationships are a key component to mental health and wellbeing. At Sage Behavioral Counseling, we provide parent coaching, family therapy, family DBT skills training as well as individual therapy for people struggling with family dynamics.

Parenting with DBT Class
Six-week parenting class using DBT techniques to help parents navigate adolescence and beyond. We cover useful coping skills, validation strategies, behavior change, dilemmas in parenting, and problem solving. Come join us in a supportive environment and learn new skills to improve your families dynamic.

Parent Coaching
We provide therapy for parents struggling with the issues related to raising their teen and young adult children. We help you to understand the transitional milestones that your child may be experiencing and learn more effective parenting techniques to manage these changes gracefully. Parents benefit from understanding their own seperation process as their children grow into healthy young adults.

Family Therapy
We bring  families together to help identify common goals, improve communication and resolve conflicts. Building stronger relationships at home supports the entire family in reaching their goals. Let us work with your family to build closer connections.

Family DBT Skills
Bring in the whole family to learn DBT coping skills that can benefit everyone in the household. Sessions are scheduled on an individual basis. The DBT curriculum takes about 6 months to complete meeting 1 hour weekly. Individual therapy with a clinician familiar with DBT is strongly recommended in conjunction with these skills training sessions.

Resources for Parents – Books

Parenting Teens With Love and Logic  – Foster Cline and Jim Fay, 2006, NavPress Publishing; New Edition.

Screamfree Parenting –  The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by, Hal Edward Runkel, 2008, Three Rivers Press.

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk  – William Morrow, 2005, Harper Perennial Publishing.

Stop Walking on Egg Shells – Mason, Kreger, 2008, Hazeldon.

Baffled by Addiction?  – Thurman Edward Hughes, Ronald R Turner, 2009, Groundswell, LLC.

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