Katy Teen & Family Counseling
Mission & Values
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Mission & Values Based in Personal & Professional Experience
At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, our mission and values are born out of our personal and professional experiences:
We understand the heartache, concern, and worry these struggles create among their loving family members.
We have seen the impact these struggles can have for teens as they develop into young adults.
Now, during the teen years, is the time to resolve these emotional or behavioral struggles. The weight and burden of adult responsibilities are still years away. Trying to resolve these complicated emotional struggles as a young adult, with adult responsibilities, creates barriers in succeeding as a young adult with an emotional or behavioral challenge.
We can help your teen, young adult, and family resolve those struggles now and prevent the difficulties in the future that these struggles may create.
It is important for us at Katy Teen & Family Counseling, that we are driven and guided by a shared set of values that in turn guide our mission in serving the teens, young adults, and families in the Katy, Tx and Houston area.
The Mission of Katy Teen & Family Counseling
Each organization should have a mission statement. A mission statement is the purpose and reason for that particular organization's 'being'. It gives substance, scope, and reason for the work we do.
The mission statement provides a shared vision for the therapists who provide care for teens, young adults, and families. A mission statement helps tie together the therapists in purpose, intention, and action.
At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, our mission statement unifies our therapists in the work we do with the teens, young adults, and families we serve. Each therapeutic decision and course taken is driven by our mission. It's a core belief and driving force in our work in helping teens, young adults, and families restore hope, happiness, and connected family relationships.
The mission of Katy Teen & Family Counseling is:
"Through teen, young adult, and family counseling, we help you live a life of awesomeness by overcoming the obstacles of today, thereby preventing the challenges of tomorrow."
Katy Teen & Family Counseling:
It is important to us as individuals, as well as teen therapists, young adult therapists, and family counselors, that we strive to live our values in our personal and professional lives. While our mission unifies our therapists in a shared vision, the values are the pillars that support us accomplishing our mission.
Our mission and other values rests on integrity. Integrity is an uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles. We believe in our mission and understand fully the values we hold will help us accomplish our mission.
For us to be effective and successful in "helping teens live awesome lives by over overcoming the obstacles of today thereby preventing the challenges of tomorrow", our therapists practice an uncompromising adherence to our values.
The other core values that Katy Teen & Family Counseling hold all rest on the foundation of integrity:
Empathy & Acceptance
Devoted & Committed to Client Care
We cannot over emphasize the importance trust in a therapeutic relationship. The success we have with teens, young adults, and families is directly correlated to the level of trust our clients have with their teen therapist, young adult counselor, and family counselor. The greater the trust we earn, the better outcomes for our teens, young adults, and families.
For us, there are 3 basic elements to to therapeutic trust:
It takes courage to start the therapy journey. Though it is a journey well worth taking it is not always an easy journey.
There may be things discussed that you have not shared with another person before. Feelings will be experienced. Emotions will be felt. We understand the trust that you have placed in us to help you through a vulnerable and difficult time in your life. We keep our teen's, young adult's, and family's information confidential.
We do update the parents we work with on the teen's progress in therapy. We encourage our young adults to provide permission to include the parents in updates as well. We will not share any sensitive information without gaining permission from the teen or young adult. In order for us to be effective in helping you, we must build and retain trust. The updates we give are general and we can provide examples in the initial session.
There are some limits to confidentiality. If we suspect that there may be child abuse or that the teen or young adult may hurt themselves or others, we by law, are mandated to report that for safety purposes.
One innate personality trait therapists have who specialize in working with teens and young adults is authenticity. Those therapists who do not have this trait tend to not las long in working with teens and young adults. Authenticity builds trust. It's challenging to trust someone when you feel they may not be authentic with you.
It is possible to be a specialist in teen counseling, young adult counseling, and family therapy, maintain a professional relationship, and be a down to earth, genuine, authentic person.
Authenticity is one reason we enjoy working with teens, young adults, and families. We get to be ourselves while sharing the expertise we have developed over a career dedicated to helping teens and families.
3- Genuine Care
There is a reason we have chosen to specialize in working with teens, young adults, and families. We have found that we excel in this area in part due to the genuine care we have for the teens young adults, and families we work with.
Genuine care cannot be faked. Teens, young adults, and parents alike see through faked 'genuine care' and do not trust therapists unless they have genuine care. It is a felt and sensed dynamic in a therapeutic relationship that is a bedrock of trust.
Genuine care is not something that can be explained. It is something that must be experienced. From the very first phone call you make, you will see this value put into action.
You will get a warm, friendly, compassionate person on the other end of the line when you call. We will answer right away. If we are in sessions, we will return your call/text/email before the end of the day. If it's a weekend, we will get back with you first thing Monday morning.
This may seem a small thing. But we know that those who call us are often in crisis or experiencing high levels of emotional stress. As therapists, who value genuine care, we need to get back to you quickly to relieve some of the emotional stress.
Clinical excellence refers to the therapy and counseling approaches taken with teens, young adults, and families. This is an important value for us at Katy Teen & Family Counseling. We provide counseling specialties and approaches that have been shown by research to be effective. We also use approaches that can help in the least amount of time possible.
The therapeutic relationship is a significant element in a teen, young adult, and family's success. A strong therapeutic relationship coupled with counseling and therapeutic approaches that have been shown to work are strong partners in increasing the success rate in teen therapy, counseling for young adults, and family counseling.
Empathy & Acceptance
This value speaks to the heart of being a teen counselor, young adult therapist, and family therapist. It's important that in teen therapy, young adult counseling, or family counseling, the therapist is able to understand the perspective of the teen, young adult, or family.
The understanding therapists must have needs to be deeper than the intellectual understanding. A felt sense of what the teen, young adult, and family are experiencing is important.
Many people put off going to teen counseling, therapy for young adults, and family therapy due to the concern over judgment or non-acceptance. Therapists, unintentionally, can appear as people who have not had to manage or deal with life's struggles.
One thing to keep in mind is that therapists are people too. We are not immune to life's problems and our own mistakes. It would be disingenuous to judge a teen, young adult, or family for their struggles when we as therapists have had to face and resolve our own.
Because we are people too who have had our own journey's to take, this allows us space for empathy, acceptance, and a non-judgmental stance for those we work with. Life can present circumstances that can be challenging in unique and different ways for all of us. Our struggles may be different but we are all on the same lifelong journey of self improvement.
Devoted & Committed to Client Care
Each therapist holding this value works with each teen, young adult, and family as if they are the only person or family we are working with. It is important to us that our teens, young adults, and families see the commitment we have for them in accomplishing their goals.
We provide high quality care matched with strong commitment for your success. From the first phone call until the conclusion of teen therapy, young adult therapy, or family counseling, we are devoted and committed to helping restore hope, happiness, and connected family relationships.
Katy Teen & Family Counseling:
Begin Teen Therapy, Young Adult Therapy, & Family Counseling Today
At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, our mission is to help your teen, young adults, and family resolve the struggles you experience. Resolving these struggles today means that your teen or young adult will be able to live to their full potential.
It also means that your teen or young adult will not have to carry these struggles into adulthood where they can become exponentially more complicated. We want to help your teen, young adult, and family clear the path for a successful future.
There are answers, there is hope, and the struggles don't need to continue. Start today, your teen, young adult, and family's journey in healing and clearing the path for a brighter future.
Katy Teen & Family Counseling is conveniently located just off of I-10 and 99. It is very easy to get to for those who live in Katy. And, for those in Houston and the surrounding area, it's only minutes away.
Contact Katy Teen & Family Counseling today
Start your journey toward recovering your happiness and hope for the future.
Teen Therapy, Young Adult, Family, & Other Services: Katy Teen & Family Counseling
At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we also offer an array of therapy approaches to help your teen, young adult, and family restore hope, happiness, and connected family relationships. Below are some of the teen therapy, young adult counseling, and family counseling approaches and services we provide:
Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Teen Therapy for Self-harm
Teen Therapy for Self-esteem and Self-worth
Teen Anger Management Treatment