If both parents/ guardians cannot attend, I require at least one be present for a family session at least once a month.
Learning new skills is challenging at any age, so I ask that families be prepared for the commitment to therapy and bringing their teen once a week at a minimum until they are stable and demonstrating ability to use healthy skills on their own.
Clients under the age of 18 years of age who are not emancipated, and their parents, should be aware that the law may allow parents to examine their child’s treatment records. One of the major purposes of therapy is to create a safe place for your teen to discuss any topic in a healthy manner. Many adolescents will not open up and reveal information if they are aware that the information will be disclosed. East Valley Trauma Counseling, LLC requests your child’s privacy be honored during the course of therapy unless he or she discloses harmful situations, at which time you would need to be involved in treatment for us to discuss how to keep your child safe.