Defining You Counseling and Consulting specializes in serving children, teens, young adults, families, and couples.
Children require therapy that honors their unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping in the “language” of the child – play.
Preteens, or those children who are age 9 - 11, are in a unique stage of life where they are no longer children, but are not at the stage where they are comfortable sitting across from an adult for a traditional therapy session.
Most teens enter therapy because an authority figure told them they must do so. This presents unique challenges to building rapport and trust that is instrumental in discovering insight and creating change.
The transition to adulthood can be especially difficult and challenging. The rapid
physiological, sexual, cognitive, and emotional changes often characterizing this period of your life may be overwhelming.
Families can struggle with effective communication, have difficulties resolving conflicts, may be suffering through grief and loss, or be blending individuals together.
Therapy can help with creating a functional home environment.
Relationships are hard work. Couples therapy can help you build healthy skills and habits that equip you with the tools to overcome issues that arise together.