Do you know a young person who is not living up to his/her full potential?
Is your child suffering from depression or anxiety?
Has your child been through a traumatic event he can’t seem to overcome?
While challenges that occur during the formative years are common, they continue to be anxiety provoking for parents and the community. With guidance, a young person can begin to develop skills to thrive at home, school and in his community. While “bumps in the road” prepare a young person for adulthood, minimizing the harm from these high risk situations is important. Introducing a young person to a variety of healthy experiences and role models nurtures growth and empowers their success.
Parents try many things to help their child. When a child is struggling, parents become worried, sad and sometimes angry or experience feeling helpless to change the situation. During difficult times, getting a child outside support and guidance can make a difference
Perhaps your teenager struggles with creating appropriate peer relationships. You are worried your son’s friends are unmotivated, eating pot brownies, and playing video games instead of doing schoolwork and sports. Maybe your daughter’s clique engages in cyber-bullying, and she is becoming a victim or a bully.
Sometimes the hardest children to love are the ones who need it the most. Your guidance is met with slammed doors, grunts and comments like, “Leave me alone!” You can’t leave them alone. You love them too much and care about their future.
It shows true love and compassion when you keep searching for answers and don’t give up. Whether the answer lies in counseling, coaching, or consulting depends on your family’s unique situation.
Children do not live in a vacuum; the family plays a large role in their mental health. Sometimes stress from other parts of the family, like a death, a special-needs sibling, or a move, impacts a child in curious ways. Your child might not have the insight into the source of her stress. Other times she knows exactly what the problem is but feels powerless to fix it. Together we will talk through your child’s feelings, offer support and guide her towards solutions.
Some children’s stress originates from within the child. Your daughter feels anxious and confused about school or a sport. Your son’s physical ailments seem to escalate with pressure. You feel their pain and hate to see them in agony. You want to help them cope, but you don’t know where to turn. They need coaching to manage their stress, reduce the physical symptoms of anxiety and learn techniques for positive self-talk. You know they can thrive, but they have to know that too.
If you have similar concerns with your child, Rocky Mountain Counseling can support you and your child through this difficult time.
We focus on two pillars when working with you and your child. The first pillar is a strong therapeutic relationship that is based on trust. Without this foundation, counseling is simply ineffective. Our team is comprised of talented therapists who pride themselves in being able to connect and build trusting relationships with their young clients.
The second pillar is empowering your child to develop and hone more effective coping skills. As we focus on academics and extracurricular activities, coping skills are often overlooked in our society . The key to young people experiencing success and transitioning effectively into their young adult lives is developing these coping skills.
Rocky Mountain Counseling often includes all family members in the therapeutic process to ensure long term outcomes. The earlier your family intervenes for your son or daughter the better. Together, we guide children toward realizing their potential and prepare them for a successful and healthy future.
Whether counseling occurs in the community, home or office, at Rocky Mountain Counseling your family will experience a well designed approach that ensures your child’s and your family’s strengths are utilized to overcome specific challenges and maximize potential outcomes.
Rocky Mountain Counseling provides services in a variety of locations (e.g. local parks, rock-climbing gym, in the mountains). These experiential opportunities along with non-traditional strategies provide effective therapy services that immerse your child in a real life environment to practice and hone coping skills. This ensures your child is able to replicate these newly acquired skills at home, school and in the community.
Types of treatments offered:
Solution Focused Therapy
Strengths Based Therapy
Home, Community, Online & Office Based Services
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Trauma Focused CBT
Types of concerns we treat:
Problems at School
Ongoing Family Conflict
Poor Social Skills
Lack of Accountability
Lack of Motivation