If your child senses that you are not willing to change and that you are not committed to this process, how committed will he or she be?
Emotional work. It is important and critical that you do this work too. For your child to heal, your family must heal. We believe that, in order for adolescents to mature into healthy, successful young adults, they must learn to identify and understand their own needs and then initiate and maintain healthy relationships with their family and peers without the comfort or distraction of substances or inappropriate behaviors.
Family therapy is offered in the form of parent-child workshops held throughout the year in a variety of locations. These workshops do much to improve communication among family members. These sessions are designed to heal and contribute to the overall functionality of the family by providing a safe environment to explore and process their issues.
All parents, step parents, and significant others are required to participate in one of our regional groups located throughout the US. These groups provide a supportive environment for parents to develop self-awareness, identify and confront dysfunctional behavior, and plan strategies for change within the family system. Participation in these monthly group meetings is mandatory. We reserve the right to terminate a family when the parents are unwilling to participate; however, we will never give up on your child.