Are you experiencing some difficulty at home or at school? Do you feel people are making a big deal out of nothing? Or, did you find yourself in a scary situation and would like to figure out how to not get there again?
Are you facing consequences at home, school or socially with friends? Under this kind of pressure asking for guidance from an adult can often feel threatening or even deflating. At Marin Family Recovery, we take pride in identifying as teen advocates, having someone in your corner. Our work with young people is about creating and growing a safe place to have a sounding board to think of new solutions that haven’t been thought of yet.
Providing a Safe Space for Teens to Learn & Grow
It is important to Marin Family Recovery and our work together to develop a trusting alliance where safety, confidentiality, and support are of the highest priority. This is our responsibility to you. Our main roles are listener, sounding board, coach, thought partner, and advocate; not an extension of enforcing your family rules or co-conspirators with your parents. This isn’t helpful to anyone.
A Therapist’s Roles in the Recovery Process with Teens
- We can help you find your part in things and the options available to you should want to do things differently. We cannot tell you what to do.
- We can help you learn how to have a satisfying relationship with your family and ways to improve your communication with your parents. However, we cannot communicate for you.
- We can help you understand and find your way through challenging social situations.
- We can help you find and carve out your own direction forward into your best future.