Our counselors and therapists focus on finding ways to promote change within the child’s environment. We believe that given the right environment and opportunity to learn, children will do just that. It is amazing how quickly children will learn new behaviors and self-correct when their environment allows and encourages them to do so!
While we do not view parents as the “problem”, (we actually don’t think anyone is the problem…only the problem is the problem) we believe that parents undoubtedly have the greatest impact, directly and indirectly, on a child’s functioning. We want to mobilize those forces that will produce the greatest growth and change, and in almost every case that involves a parent. Counseling for children aims to empower parents at a time when they often feel powerless and help them re-establish a healthy, growth-oriented relationship with their child.
At Mindly we encourage parents to actively participate in their child’s emotional, psychological, and/or behavioral treatment. We don’t “fix” kids or problems, but rather aim to support and guide our clients and their families in developing the knowledge and skills to overcome both current and future difficulties. We believe that we have a responsibility to focus on what “works,” and that means including parents in treatment process.