TEEN & FAMILY COUNSELING

Parenting is no easy feat. Learning how to parent a child who is exactly like you, or the exact opposite of you, in today's age of technology, it's exhausting. And now here you are, trying to raise your children to be competent adults, while living the first responder life. Struggling to communicate with your spouse about the struggles you child is facing, and how to parent as a team. You may even find you asking yourself, "What was I thinking?"
And your child has a hard time being understood by anyone. Friends, family, they don't know what it is like to be the child of an respond in a world that vilifies their parent. And for teens in particular, this is all happening while they are trying to find their own identities apart from their parents. And you are worried about what path that may lead them towards. And you want to help them, to make sure they make the best choice. But you can't. You feel lost as a parent.

You can see your child thrive again.

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When working with teens and tweens, our hope is to reconnect you with your child. We want you to enjoy seeing your child, and for them to want to be close with you.
Depending on the struggles your individual child is facing, sometimes parental involvement can be helpful and sometimes it isn't necessary. For some youth, especially older teens, what they need is a space with a non-judgmental adult who can listen and help them process what they are experiencing. And for children of first responders, they need someone who understands the lifestyle.
You will find yourself growing closer with your family, with your children. We will help you find out the patterns that aren't working, and create ones that are helpful and work with your unique family circumstances. By using tools that are proven effective, we help your family cultivate genuine love and mutual respect, creating a deep connection that will last for a very long time.

Individual counseling sessions are offered for teens and tweens. For children under 11 years, we focus on family counseling and parent coaching. This is because we believe the best way to help younger children is to help the parents learn how to better manage the behaviors at home.
Teen and family counseling sessions are 50-90 minutes in length and cost $120 - $200 per session. Sessions occur on average once every week or two weeks. Based on your goals and treatment needs, therapy and counseling can be as brief as 8-10 sessions or can be longer-term over a year or two.

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Are you ready to give your teen what they need?

We offer free 20-minute consultations with our incredible team who can help you understand if teen or family counseling would benefit your child.

How can counseling help my teen?

At Code 3 Counseling, we help teens struggling with many different types of issues. Some of the common issues we have worked with include:

● Low self-esteem or self-confidence● Problems with social/peer relationships● Stress around parent's career/schedule● Difficulty regulating emotions● Dealing with depression● Managing anxiety● Difficult relationships with parents or siblings● Low motivation● Grief and loss

We will work with your teen to help them find out what their strengths are and how to use their strengths to overcome their struggles. The teens we have worked with find themselves enjoying life again, and parents have enjoyed the enhanced relationship they develop with their child.
You will see your child thrive with the help and support counseling can provide!

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Still not sure about it?

We offer a free 20-minute consultation for those interested in services. It will give you a chance to describe your particular issue, ask any questions about our experience, and help you feel more comfortable with us.

Family is like the branches on a tree. We all grow in different directions, but our roots remain as one.

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PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO FIRST RESPONDERS, MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES

Serving folks in person in the Monterey Bay Area and online throughout the State of California.

You don't have to figure this out on your own. We are ready to meet you. To start your journey towards freedom, follow these easy steps:

    Contact Code 3 Counseling by email, give us a call, or schedule a free consultation now!
    Get connected with our team of competent and qualified counselors.
    Start winning the battle and defeating the obstacles that are keeping you from a free and peaceful life!