The links below offer information and contact numbers regarding services in your community. This will assist you in making choices and give you the information you need to make informed, individual decisions. In addition to the agencies listed on these sites, there are many people in your community who can listen and be helpful such as family members, teachers, doctors, counselors, psychologists, religious leaders, and friends. Don't hesitate to ask for help. This is a great starting place.
Counseling can help you and your children cope with difficult life events, build vital relationships, express uncomfortable feelings, and learn to interact more positively with others. Through counseling, you can learn to understand yourself better and learn how to make important changes in your life. All children and adults need to learn healthy coping strategies in order to be functional in day-to-day life. Counseling can assist you in building and implementing those strategies. Counseling can also serve as an outlet to release your thoughts and feelings in a safe and welcoming environment. Counseling can be done individually or as a family. Family counseling can be beneficial because issues seen in children (anger, depression, defiance, and withdrawal) can be addressed through the issues seen in the family (i.e: poor discipline, substance abuse, poor family communication, family fighting, and divorce).