Teen Services (ages 13 - 18)
The Mindful Resource Center (MRC) is here to help teens achieve wellness
and actualize their potential... with lasting results.
MRC is an association of independent practioners. Using a private practice model specific to teenagers, MRC provides training and support for it's Clinicians and guides them in building, representing and managing their own adolescent specialty practices based in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Depending on their phase of career, MRC Clinicians are also trained, guided and supported in developing and providing education about their strengths in the form of supervision, classes, groups, videos and blog posts.
Dr. Julie Hartman provides all initial phone intakes with parents to help determine their teen's initial wellness plan and options. Included in that plan will be recommendations for providers, likely within MRC but also when appopriate, with our collagues in the community.
"I'm grumpy all the time lately, I'm tired of struggling with everything I do."
"My worries are getting worse, I hardlyhang-out with friends anymore."
"My son has started refusing to go to school."
"I'm ready to learn ways to manage my ADD"
"I want help falling asleep more easily."
"My daughter changed schools, she's doing well but wants help making new friends."
"I want to do group activities and learn at the same time."
"I' want to make friends with kids like me."
"I think my child will learn well in a class-like setting with like-minded children.
"I'm having a hard time with parenting... what should I do to make things better?
"I need help supporting my teen through this transition."
"My 5 year-old tantrums all the time. Is it me, him? Something needs to be done about it...
Welcome! So glad you're committed to your teen's well-being! Dr. Hartman always says "Every teen benefits from therapy, some teens need it". So, let's get your teen the benefits... and see what he/she needs.
Adolescent Psychotherapists require specialized training and experience. For instance, ages 6 and 16 years old will vary significantly in development phase, communication and comprehension abilities. Therapy tends to take between 12 - 50 sessions, sometimes more, sometimes less... often the teen is alone with the Practioner and parent(s) meet with the Practioner in a separate consultation.
MRC Clinicians use a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, Psychoeducation, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Relationship techniques to help kids achieve the wellness they are seeking. These techniques have been shown in lots of research and clinical history to really work. And, everything is tailored for their age and stage of development, their particular needs as well as in line with each family 's culture and values.
Contact us to discuss the possibility of therapy for your teen.
Congrats on exploring the role of coaching in your teen's well-being! Dr. Hartman wishes that in an ideal world, EVERY CHILD would have a 'wellness coach'. She has one... it's awesome for growing and manifesting your dreams!
Coaching is different than therapy. Coaching is often focused on solutions, dreams, life goals and performance enhancement. Therapy is often focused on healing, treatment and restoring functioning. Some teens don't need therapy but coaching is a great resource for their wellness pursuits. Other teens will improve significantly via therapy, then transition to a coaching model. Our MRC Clinicians are trained psychotherapists but are also trained to provide coaching under the appropriate circumstances. Coaching duration varies, sometimes just 1 session here and there, sometimes weekly for a few months, sometimes 10-session packages spread out as needed... lots of options.
Contact us to discuss the possibility of coaching for your teen.
It's awesome you're exporing the role or classes or groups on your teen's wellness path! Dr. Hartman often says "formal education helps teens grow-up to make a living, self-education helps kids have a great life." Classes and groups are both an affordable option and a positive way to pursue goals. A 'student-mindset' in classes and groups helps your teen's brain orient toward learning... and new learning, especially combined with the types of exercises and practice that we provide using CBT, really helps develop more WELLNESS SKILLS.
Our MRC Clinicians provide classes and groups to teens that are fun, interactive and tailored to developmental age and stage. Most groups are based on Dr. Hartman's AMDCBT model and curriculum, whereby kids learn and practice a new skill every week. Examples of CBT-based skills are 'How Our Brains Work', 'Mindfulness' (i.e we make 'Mind Jars' out of plastic bottles, glitter and glue), 'Make Worry Appointments'. For a full list of our current skills group offerings, click here.
Contact us to discuss the possibility of a skills group for your teen.
Bravo for making it this far on your quest for what's right for your teen's well-being! Dr. Hartman frequently suggests consultation when you are not sure whether to do therapy, coaching, or another process in order to help your teen with a specific problem. A consultant will help identify the key information and aid you in making a decision about next steps - called an ACTION PLAN.
Our MRC Clinicians provide consultation on the topics of parenting, life transitions and ways to support your teen's CBT work. Consultation may involve one session, several sessions, and/or follow-up sessions in order to fine-tune the action plan. Just like you might consult your Physician about your migraines or recent vision changes, our MRC Clinicians are also Consultants who can help you determine a series of action steps to take to get to the bottom of things and do what's needed to support your teen's wellness.
Contact us to discuss the possibility of Consultation for you on behalf of your teen.
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