Consejería para adolescentes y familias de Katy
Misión y valores
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Competing Priorities Creating Difficult Decisions for Parents & Teens
En Katy Teen & Family Counseling , nuestra misión y valores nacen de nuestras experiencias personales y profesionales:
Entendemos el dolor, la preocupación y la preocupación que estas luchas crean entre los amados miembros de su familia.
Hemos visto el impacto que estas luchas pueden tener para los adolescentes a medida que se convierten en adultos jóvenes.
Ahora, durante la adolescencia, es el momento de resolver estas luchas emocionales o conductuales. Aún faltan años para el peso y la carga de las responsabilidades de los adultos. Tratar de resolver estas complicadas luchas emocionales como un adulto joven, con responsabilidades adultas, crea barreras para tener éxito como un adulto joven con un desafío emocional o de comportamiento.
Podemos ayudar a su adolescente, adulto joven y familia a resolver esas luchas ahora y prevenir las dificultades en el futuro que estas luchas puedan crear.
Es importante para nosotros en Katy Teen & Family Counseling , que nos impulsa y guía un conjunto de valores compartidos que, a su vez, guían nuestra misión de servir a los adolescentes, los adultos jóvenes y las familias en el área de Katy, Tx y Houston.
Teen Mental Health a "National Emergency"
In October of 2021 the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children's National Hospital, all came out with a joint proclamation related to teen mental health. In this proclamation, they declared that teen mental health has now hit "National Emergency" levels. The Surgeon General shortly thereafter came out with a similar proclamation. As teen therapists, we see it.
For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has given directives to their physicians to screen teens for depression -- regardless of whether they see symptoms or not. The reason being is teen depression and suicide have significantly increased over the past 10 years.
For perspective, Katy Teen & Family Counseling opened in October of 2020. In January of 2022, we moved into an office where we went from 4 offices to 8. In 15 months, there was such a high demand for teen counseling and young adult therapy we needed to expand so that we could help meet that need.
School OR Therapy: The Dilemma Some Teens & Parents Face
While there may not be many therapists who enjoy working with teenagers, at Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we are full of therapists who made this their area of specialization. When we hire a new therapist, their schedule quickly fills up.
Of course, the afterschool appointments are those appointments of choice in teen therapy. And those are the appointments that fill up the quickest. What our therapists are faced with are appointment availability during school that are difficult to fill.
Parents of teens who need teen counseling are faced with a dilemma:
"Do I pull my teenager from school for therapy or settle for a therapist who doesn't specialize in teens but has after-school appointments available?"
What We See in Working With Teens Who Schedule During the Day: How We Can Help
When we have a parent who calls in for therapy services for their teen, we currently only have daytime appointments available, and they opt not to see one of our therapists, it causes some heartburn. As parents ourselves, we fully understand the inner conflict that you face. As therapists, we see a teen we could have helped not coming in for that help.
And as teen therapists, we also have a unique perspective based on experience that parents may not have the benefit to draw on. The below is a behind the scenes of what it really is like when, for the time being, you may need to take a daytime appointment.
As therapists, we know that:
We Miss an Opportunity to Help Your Teen
Because we specialize in teen counseling, chances are high we can help the teen overcome the challenges that are causing intrapersonal, interpersonal, and academic struggles in a short amount of time.
Teen Therapy Averages 4-5 Months: It's Temporary
Teen therapy is short term. If a daytime appointment is scheduled, the worst-case scenario is the teen would be pulled from school for approximately 4 - 5 months.
Four months may feel long but if it means your teen overcomes their depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD/ADD, trauma, PTSD, this obstacle is removed, and they can then perform to their full potential in all aspects of life.
Best case, and more likely scenario is that as we prioritize our after-school appointments for teens, once one becomes available, we offer that to the teen and family next in line. This results in, on average, 1.5-2 months of daytime appointments.
The Up Front Short Term Cost in Time & Effort Can Have Positive Long Term Benefits
While we highly value education as part of a healthy teenager's life, we also know that should the teen address and overcome the challenges they face, the temporary need to pull them from school will pay off the rest of their education, future career, and personal life.
Your Teen Has Academic Protection Under the Law
Your teen is protected under the ADA and 504. This means the school administration and teachers are obligated to ensure they provide the time and resources to ensure your teen can achieve like they normally would if they weren't pulled from school for therapy appointments.
Our experience has been overwhelmingly positive in this area in our relationships with the schools and the teens we work with during the day maintain their grades (as long as they do their part).
Could it Be Parent Anxiety Preventing Services?
This is an important variable for me to address in our goal of helping teens live awesome lives free from emotional or behavioral burdens. This is not a criticism of parenting. It's a natural response as a parent who wants their kids to succeed in academics.
We as parents ourselves get the anxiety around pulling from the Katy ISD and surround ISD schools. And we all want our kids to be wildly successful in school and thinking about them missing once a week can naturally cause anxiety.
There are times where parents struggle with this dilemma and choose not start therapy for their teen due to a day-time appointment. At times, it can be a result of the parent's anxiety as our experience has been the teens do not fall behind in their academics.
During day-time appointments, the teen counselor often focuses on academics and plans the teen has to maintain grades specifically because they are being brought to therapy during school hours.
We make it a point to support your teen in maintaining their grades if not improving them.
Strategic Scheduling Around Core Classes
Many parents that do have their teens see a therapist, temporarily, during school hours, schedule the appointment during a non-core class like P.E., Advisory, Art, or other electives.
We often see the teens who see a therapist during school hours take advantage of that time as they know the stakes are higher with being pulled from school
Day Time Appointments Can Be Temporary
It's important to know that if you do schedule a daytime appointment, we prioritize our after school appointments for teenagers. If you prefer an after school appointment, let your therapist know that you would like to be in line for one of those appointments as they become available.
On average, we see an after school appointment become available every 1.5-2 months after starting. This equates to 6-8 appointments.
Message from Jason Drake, LCSW-S, BCN: Owner & Lead Clinician at Katy Teen & Family Counseling
Parents, I hope this message is received in the spirit intended. That of heart felt desire to remove an obstacle that could prevent your teen from getting the therapy they need. Sometimes context and a different perspective can help.
What gets us up in the morning and excited for our day is knowing that we have the opportunity to help teens, young adults, and families overcome obstacles to happiness. If we can help remove an obstacle and help more teens, that's what it's all about at the end of the day. There is no greater feeling than helping a teen and their family leave therapy happy, healthy, motivated, and with more hope and joy in their lives.
Conversely, when we have openings during the day and parents are passing those by, we wish we could help convince you it's worth the short time pull from school as we've seen many teens overcome their challenges -- and it's worth it.
And this is my effort to help convince you to not pass up those daytime appointments if that's what's available at the time. Parenting teens isn't an easy job and we can help.
The sooner your teen starts therapy, with a therapist who specializes in working with teens, the sooner they can overcome their obstacles. Once the obstacles are no longer holding them back, their ability to achieve and achieve happily is opened up.
Jason Drake, LCSW-S, BCN, Certified Brain Health Professional, & EMDR Trained
Owner & Lead Clinician
Katy Teen & Family Counseling
Consejería para adolescentes y familias de Katy:
Empiece hoy mismo la terapia para adolescentes, la terapia para adultos jóvenes y la consejería familiar
En Katy Teen & Family Counseling , nuestra misión es ayudar a sus adolescentes, adultos jóvenes y familiares a resolver las luchas que experimenta. Resolver estas luchas hoy significa que su adolescente o adulto joven podrá vivir a su máximo potencial.
También significa que su adolescente o adulto joven no tendrá que llevar estas luchas a la edad adulta, donde pueden volverse exponencialmente más complicadas. Queremos ayudar a su adolescente, adulto joven y familia a despejar el camino para un futuro exitoso.
Hay respuestas, hay esperanza y las luchas no necesitan continuar. Empiece hoy, el viaje de su adolescente, joven adulto y familia para sanar y despejar el camino para un futuro mejor.
La Consejería para Adolescentes y Familias de Katy está convenientemente ubicada a la salida de la I-10 y la 99 . Es muy fácil de encontrar para quienes viven en Katy. Y, para aquellos en Houston y sus alrededores, está a solo minutos de distancia. Nuestros atentos terapeutas que se especializan en asesoramiento para adolescentes, asesoramiento para adultos jóvenes y terapia familiar están aquí para ayudarlo. Para comenzar su viaje de consejería, puede seguir estos sencillos pasos:
Póngase en contacto con Katy Teen & Family Counseling hoy mismo
Reúnase con nuestros especialistas en consejería para adolescentes, terapia para adultos jóvenes y terapia familiar.
Comience su viaje hacia la recuperación de su felicidad y esperanza para el futuro.
Servicios de terapia para adolescentes proporcionados por Katy Teen & Family Counseling:
Sirviendo a Katy y Houston
En Katy Teen & Family Counseling , también ofrecemos una variedad de enfoques de terapia para ayudar a su adolescente, adulto joven y familia a restaurar la esperanza, la felicidad y las relaciones familiares conectadas. A continuación, se muestran algunos de los enfoques y servicios de terapia para adolescentes, asesoramiento para adultos jóvenes y asesoramiento familiar que ofrecemos:
EMDR para el tratamiento de la ansiedad en los adolescentes
Terapia adolescente para autolesiones
Terapia adolescente para la autoestima y la autoestima
Tratamiento para el manejo de la ira adolescente