The first sentence you see when you visit The Wise Family website is:
“We help worried kids, stressed-out teens and the families who love them.”
I adore this sentence because it includes both the child/teen and the surrounding family system. As I have shared before, I began my counseling career as a school counselor. I continue that work and have added onto my work as a licensed professional counselor. I got into the mental health field because I adore working with children. What began as a love and specialty of working with children ages 4-11 has expanded to include work with tweens, some teens, and caregiver coaching. So now, I truly do work with the kids, teens, and families that love them. I have purposely sought out training and development to enhance my skill in working with parents/guardians/caregivers because it is my belief that the most effective therapy involves a partnership between the therapist and the adults in a child’s life.
I strive to view families through a strength-based lens. If I am meeting you, that means you are asking questions and seeking support, which takes bravery and strength in itself. Kudos to you and thank you!
So, for the families I work with, for those engaged in the therapeutic process elsewhere, and for those thinking about seeking therapy for their child(ren), I offer the following tips to support productive therapist/parent partnerships:
As a parent/guardian, you are the driving force of your child’s life. Prioritizing practicing strategies and reinforcing what is shared from the therapist allows you and your family to get the most out of therapy. ”
Did you enjoy the above tips from the fabulous, Kasey Cain? Be on the lookout for more parenting tips all month long!
Until next time, Be Wise!
“Oh my gosh, my daughter just thinks Grace is amazing and I am so glad that she has someone to talk to that isn’t me! She is so happy after her sessions! Thank you.”— Mom of 15 year old client
“I went home and practiced what Dr. Amy taught me…and it worked!”— 8-year-old coaching client
“Dr. Amy talks about moving children from being externally-driven to internally-driven…and she helps you get there!”— Parent of 15-year-old daughter
“Supporting the mental health of the kids and teens in our community is one of the most challenging and also one of the most important jobs anyone could have. And I see your team doing it with both skill and enthusiasm.Our family could not be more fortunate to have found your practice 3 years ago.
Our kids are growing up but we still keep your number on our phone and we know we can reach out to your team if we need it. We tell everyone who asks about the WISE people at The Wise Family.
Thank you for doing what you do for so many people.”—from the parent of two former clients (siblings)— Parent of two former clients (siblings)