Feeling like parenting and family are getting to be more than what you bargained for? Feeling stuck? Tired of trying things that don’t work? Want to help your child, but don’t know how? Want to be a happier parent and partner?
Counseling for parents and individuals in relationships
I don’t believe you have to spend years in the counseling office to achieve your goals and enjoy life and time spent with your family. I take a client-oriented, practical approach that focuses on finding real solutions to your dilemmas. I will help you figure out where you want to go, how to get there, and I’ll support you every step of this journey. It’s a truly collaborative process. I’ll assume that you are the expert on your life. There are no “shoulds” and “musts” that fit every person or every situation. I’d like you to feel comfortable with what we do, the solutions we design together, and what you are looking to accomplish. If you are ready to go for what you want right now, I’ll support your efforts.
I’ll support your child through difficult times, work on her coping and conflict resolution skills, and help her achieve emotional health. I can also provide help with attention disorders, learning difficulties and behavioral issues.
I will meet with children 12 year and older in my office. Younger children may be seen in your home or in school settings. However, when I work with a child individually, parents are likely to be engaged. Sometimes I will ask a parent to come to a session without their child, and other times we can meet and talk for a few minutes at the beginning of your child’s session. Before I start working with your child, I will meet with parents alone for the first session.
When I work with your child she will get unconditional positive regard, my undivided attention, and a safe place to express feelings and desires.
Occasionally I will offer group counseling for children or adults.
The purpose of such groups is to give group members a safe and comfortable place to work out problems and emotional issues, gain insight into your own thoughts and behavior, and offer suggestions and support to others. Oftentimes being a member of a counseling group helps members realize that others share the same issues and concerns. Seeing how others deal with similar issues may help you think of fresh solutions to your own dilemmas. Groups provide a safe environment in which to practice new behaviors as well as an opportunity to gain more self-esteem by helping others in similar situations.
If you participate in a group you are asked not to share what goes on in counseling sessions with anyone outside of the group. This protects the confidentiality of the other members.
Four Points Counseling
Marina Litinsky, LPC
5450 Bee Cave Road, Unit 5C
Austin, TX 78746