PARENT THERAPIST IN ORANGE COUNTY
AND I’M A PARENTING THERAPIST
Hi, I'm Ashley Hudson
You may be feeling like you have no idea how to set limits and boundaries, there is no trust between you and your teenager, hopeless with resolving conflict. I understand, and I’m here to help.
I help parents and teens heal broken communication and trust by coming together to talk about problems they may be having within their relationship.
If you are ready to start feeling better, schedule a complimentary consultation with me today.
My approach as a Parenting Therapist
The parent child relationship can be described in so many ways. It is a tug a war of control, a rollercoaster of emotions, an endless battle, a love so deep, countless memories held dear. In the teenage years, the loving parent child relationship can turn into a perpetual state of conflict. Teens are seeking independence. They are developing their personal identity and who they are outside of their parents and family unit. For a parent, this can look like a teen gives you the cold shoulder, ignores you when you attempt to inquire about how they are doing, or walking on eggshells because your teen is so defensive. You might think I am crazy for saying this but conflict between parents and teenagers is common and normal. It’s actually a good thing for teens to be expressing themselves, testing the boundaries, stating their opinions, and urging for independence at any chance they get. Instinctively, parents want to control and protect their children and it’s a challenge to set clear boundaries with teens and foster autonomy at the same time. It’s natural for teens to experiment with appearance, try out different friend choices and groups, and manage the expectations of academics. Thus, it’s a natural result for parents and teens to argue, disagree, and have conflict regarding those subjects. Being a parenting therapist, I like to bring the parents and teenager together to discuss each person’s concerns, feelings, and issues within each relationship. My main goal as a parenting therapist is to help parents and teens rebuild their love and connection for each other. There is going to be conflict even in healthy relationships and what is most crucial is finding ways to communicate to each other appropriately to resolve those conflicts. My specific approach to parent counseling is providing a comfortable space for teenagers to express their feelings to their parents and for parents to discuss their worries and concerns. I help facilitate creating agreements between parents and teenagers and help parents enforce healthy boundaries to foster autonomy and safety with your teen.
Parent Counseling is a great way to create a better and healthier home environment. If you have any additional questions about how family therapy works contact me today for a free consultation.
Types of Sessions that I offer
Are you a struggling parent of a teenager who is looking for tools and strategies to help you feel more confident? I provide one on one parent coaching sessions to help guide parents in feeling more confident, prepared, and adequate in managing the adolescent years. These sessions are great for parents who want one on one access to me and their teenager is not willing to come to parent-teen sessions.
Looking for a therapist who can help guide you and your teenager in having more positive communication. I provide parent and teen therapy sessions where I focus on help facilitate and educate parents and teenagers more effective ways to express their thoughts and feelings so each person feels heard, seen, and understood. These sessions are great for motivated teenagers and parents who want to connect and have a better relationship.
Parenting Coaching Online
Are you a busy parent who is looking for an online parenting course that you can do at your own pace? At Illuminate Your Connection LLC, I have created an in-depth online parenting course that will walk you through on how to create, build, and repair your connection with your teenager. The Parent Coaching Courses are great for busy parents who want more in-depth education, strategies, and self-awareness. This parent coaching course is for psychoeducational and coaching purposes only. It is not a replacement for clinical care.
PARENT COUNSELING FAQs
FROM A PARENT COUNSELOR
The silent treatment, yelling, screaming, and completely avoiding each other isn’t what you envisioned your family to be. Rest assured I am here to help you reconnect and build your family back together. Contact me for a free phone consultation today!
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