Parenting and Family Therapy

Family and Parenting Counseling

Family and Parenting Counseling

Parents and families often seek counseling for some of the following reasons:

  • Help with angry or out of control teenagers
  • Help with their own anger or ineffective parenting
  • Power struggles with their child or teen that involve arguing, manipulating, verbal abuse, and sometimes physical altercations
  • The child or teen seems more invested in winning the power struggle than in having a good relationship with the parent or vice-versa
  • The parent is inconsistent in discipline by arguing, begging, raging, avoiding, threatening, or rescuing the child or teen
  • The parents are not on the same page regarding parenting and discipline issues
  • The parents are feel ineffectual and frustrated with blended family issues
  • The child/teen refuses to take responsibility for their behaviors.
  • The child/teen is dealing with the aftermath of divorce or loss of a parent

Parents meet with Cappi first to access the family issues. Then together we develop a concrete plan that involves educating the parents about effective parenting and terminating old patterns that have been unsuccessful or destructive to everyone in the family. I believe parents do the best they can but often what we learned wasn't so effective. Plus for today's children and teens it is a much more difficult world to navigate, and thus the burden on parents is tremendous.

Cappi has created a disciplinary program that teaches parents to quit nagging, yelling, or whatever the negative pattern has been, and walks them through new techniques that empower the parent as well as the child or teen. The goal is to create a family system where everyone works together as a family unit towards respectful and caring interactions. Everyone is accountable for their choices and everyone feels the rewards of reconnecting through loving communication and specific techniques to deal with conflict.

Cappi shows parents how to be on the same page so that children and teens don't learn to divide and conquer. Through a specific plan tailored to meet the child's problems and to correct old patterns, everyone wins, and as parents you will feel good about raising responsible and independent children. Together, the family works as a system to effect change. Cappi offers families a way to meet their needs, honor their differences, and maximize the strengths they bring to the family relationship. Even if your child or teen has an emotional handicap, they still want and need to manage their feelings and be equipped to live a productive and satisfying life!

Do you feel like you don't know what to do or where to turn to make your family or parenting situation better? LittleTown Counseling can help! Call us today at (303) 741-2273

Family and Parenting Littleton, Colorado

   Cappi Morgan-Black

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