Raising Teenagers

Raising Teenagers

Help! This is likely where you are at if you have one or more teenagers running your house…I mean running around your house. You have listened to every parenting podcast and read every book and yet the struggle goes on. All your friends tell you this season will pass. All you hear is blah, blah, blah because you need real help and you don’t know what to try next.

Perhaps your are stuck reminiscing in the past. You remember parenting a toddler and thought that was difficult. They stumbled around the kitchen, knocking over the dog’s water bowl and dragging out the canned foods for the 17th time that week. They embarrassed you in the grocery store and drew a masterpiece on the living room wall in the most artistic shades of permanent marker. After chasing them up and down the hallway for what seemed like decades, they finally made it to adolescence! And now you are shell shocked because you thought that in the teenage years you could sit back and enjoy all your hard work as they coast into adulthood. Unfortunately, that’s not what is happening.

You want God’s best for your teenager and are at a loss of how to help them in this social media crazed world where everything including gravity is being questioned. Can you relate to any of the following?

  • The school has called again to let you know that your child is acting out in class and has just been suspended.
  • A friend calls and says their daughter confessed that your son was sending inappropriate pictures to her.
  • You see your daughter scrolling through her facebook and instagram feeds comparing herself and her life to perfect images on the screen.
  • You see your daughter struggling with low self-esteem and depression and feel powerless to help her.
  • You walk on eggshells because holding them accountable and even small requests send them into a rage of out of control emotions.

At this point you can feel desperate and all alone. There are few things in life more excruciating than watching your child struggle and feeling powerless to help them. Through this season of your parenting journey, you will discover amazing comfort and encouragement at New Vision Counseling. When you invite us into your story you will no longer be alone. We will remind you that you are not who your teenager says you are. We will remind you that life is full of seasons and encourage you with guidance and practical strategies. And we won’t just listen to your struggles, we will jump into them with you.

How We Help

We will teach you techniques for communicating and setting boundaries with your teen, while processing fears and frustrations along the way. Professional support and a non-judgmental ear can be a breath of fresh air when you’re battling the uncertainties of parenting teenagers

We are experts in CBT (Cognitive behavioral Therapy) and other strategies that are proven to work. We are great at connecting with young people and helping them feel valued and heard. We understand developmental phases, relationships, resistance, and transition. We specialize in

  • Enhancing communication
  • Setting boundaries
  • Forming connections
  • Resolving conflict
  • Encouraging growth and intimacy
  • Healing trauma

We know that the current climate in schools and social media does not make life easy on our beloved teenagers. We’d love to help your family navigate this challenging phase of your journey. Reach out to us today, and let’s get started on the unique goals you have for your family. We can’t wait to meet you and hear your story!

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Andrew BrownAndrew Brown
11:05 06 Feb 24
Shawn called me directly and sought out a resolution with me for a recent poor experience I had. He showed genuine care and consideration over the phone, and demonstrated he truly cares about the clients that come here and wants everyone to get the help they need. That's how it needs to be in any place helping others in God. God bless.
Andy EatonAndy Eaton
21:00 11 Oct 23
I totally recommend Josh Rhoades. He's helped me overcome a lot of anxiety and work-related stress and the effects it's had on me this year. For any guys out there wondering if they should go to counseling, you should definitely give Josh and New Vision a try.
Mark VonFeldtMark VonFeldt
12:04 23 Aug 23
I admit I didn't think I needed counciling but when I hit a tough period in life. Caleb McKean at New Vison Counseling was extrodinary in helping me out and providing encourgement, prespective and confidence. In addition, it was great seeing Shawn McGuire who consitantly provided an uplifting personality that’s just contagious.
Elizabeth ProtzmanElizabeth Protzman
11:41 24 May 23
My husband and I just wrapped up counseling with Shawn. And if you told me 6 months ago our family would be how we are now, I would have been in total disbelief. Shawn’s approach to counseling is next level and took us to new places we never thought that we could experience freedom and he put a light on places we never knew were still dragging us down.My husband (before counseling) had past trauma that weighed him down so heavily that his negative self talk was taking over his mental life. He was completely unable to be social anywhere, see positivity in anything, and talked with a super meek voice because he didn’t see worth in himself. We thought that “this is just his personality”, but Shawn was able to uncover the trauma that was holding him back and helped him break free of it. He now speaks with a voice to be heard and even he engages in social situations!I went through a terrible health scare while we were going through sessions. My optometrist thought that I had a tumor or fluid build up in my skull. Shawn helped me navigate all of the feelings that I kept shoving down. On my second session of talking about this medical situation, we really got to the root of my stress and behavior in this situation and in life. I felt a ton of weight lifted off of me in that moment just by digging out every root in my heart that wasn’t welcome there. Later that day (a Thursday) I had my MRI scans and that Sunday I woke up headache/migraine free for the first time in four months. Monday I got the news that nothing was there. I truly believe that God did a healing work in that therapy session. A physical healing of my body and a spiritual healing of my mind.Through all of this Shawn was not only there for just our counseling sessions, but when I was going through all of the medical stuff he would check in and see how everything was going. He recommended for my husband to go to a camp that absolutely played a part in changing my husband’s life. And all that I’ve shared is only the surface of all of the healing we received. I would have to write a novel for the rest, lol.If you’re looking for healing and willing to show up and put in the work…Shawn will help you get there.
Steve RodriguezSteve Rodriguez
14:25 06 May 22
New Vision Counseling and Consulting saved my marriage as they helped and are helping me deal with my issues with depression and anxiety. I have been taught new methods of dealing with these issues and they are life saving. I have enjoyed my experience with Shawn Maguire, the best therapist I could ask for, and feel this place is a Godsend. I never thought therapy would work for me but I was wrong and wish I had come here sooner. Excited for what the future holds.

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