We know how difficult communication can become between teens and adults. Teens frequently need someone to talk to about life challenges and frequently feel as if no one in their world really “gets” them. They want someone to listen and to work to understand whatever is going on in their life. As an organization that values healthy relationships, we believe we can help you decide if counseling may be helpful to you.
Shield Bearer offers highly trained and educated counselors who can provide the kind of confidentiality and individualized assistance that can help you get started in the right direction. Shield Bearer assists teens who are struggling with all types of issues, including:
- Communication with parents
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Conflict with friends
- Dating Violence
- Feeling Depressed
- Academic stress
- Communication with authority figures
- Persistent feelings of anger, depression, hurt or stress
- Alcohol or other drug use or abuse
- Cutting or Eating issues
- Hidden issues
Making the Call for a Phone Assessment
Trained professionals are available by phone during office hours to provide information that will help you decide what is best for you. Please call 281-894-7222 for a phone assessment. During the call you will have an opportunity to ask questions as well as provide specific information about your situation.
If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian will be required to sign paperwork before your first appointment. Confidentiality is maintained with your counselor, unless safety becomes an issue.
Shield Bearer Counseling Centers is a nonprofit charitable organization and we will attempt to find a way to work within your budget. During your first session you and your counselor will decide how frequently to meet, but generally sessions are one time per week. Some issues may be resolved in one session while others may take several sessions.
If you are in a dangerous situation or are not sure about your safety, call 911 to go to the nearest emergency room.
Other Options for Teens
During the call we will assess what service type might best fit your needs at this time. We offer a variety of relationship assistance based upon your needs as a family.
Positive Life Practices for Teens
It not easy to be a teenager in today’s society and many adolescents turn to severe measures in order to deal with their distress. Positive Life Practices for Teens is a support group for individuals ages 13-19 that choose self-harm as a coping mechanism for the stressors they experience. Call 281-894-7222 to visit confidentially with Intake Specialists to see if this group is right for you.
This support group teaches adolescents the necessary skills to overcome the complications of teen life. Topics covered in the group include: mindfulness, improving self-image, taking control of emotions, and distress tolerance. Participants will learn long term coping skills that offer alternative solutions to self-injury. These new coping skills can be collected in a mental tool bag of skills that the individuals can use in moments of distress. This support group should be used in conjunction with individual therapy.
Live, Love and Parent – Parenting Class
Parenting is very rewarding but at times it can be quite challenging. Shield Bearer is a leader in the movement for healthy relationships. We offer a weekly parenting class focused on parenting children ages 8 and older. Call 281-894-7222 to learn when the Parenting Class offerings are available.
Learn strategies to enhance your relationship with your child(ren). Gain knowledge about how to recognize breakdowns in communication and improve communication skills. Become skilled at maintaining healthy boundaries, problem solving and using positive techniques for managing negative behavior. Discover effective methods for improving your child’s self-esteem and building confidence.
This eight week parenting class is a court and CPS approved research based parenting class.
Co-Parenting Class for Divorcing Parents
Parenting is generally challenging, but is much more difficult during times of family trauma, such as divorce. Shield Bearer is a leader in the movement for healthy relationships. We offer a semi-monthly Co-Parenting class the meets criteria for Family Law Court Requirements. Call 281-894-7222 to learn when the next Co-Parenting Class offerings are available.
Discover what to expect from children throughout their growth and development in order to maintain their childhood through and following the divorce. Learn strategies to help children with normal feelings of anger, fear, grief and loss. Gain knowledge about how to communicate for the sake of the child(ren) in spite of negative feelings about the ex. Recognize the need for co-parenting and consistent discipline in the two homes.
Work through problems focused on the child’s best interests. Uncover the best approaches to introducing any new relationships and re-marriage for your children’s sake.
This eight hour parenting class is a court approved research based parenting class.
Intervene: Healing What Hurts
Change is difficult. We believe change is helped through the crucial information provided in Intervene. Shield Bearer is a leader in the movement for healthy relationships. Bringing a whole self to relationships with family, friends and coworkers strengthens relationships and life satisfaction. Call 281-894-7222 to learn when Intervene: Healing What Hurts is available.
Discover the courage to change. Break free from the control trap and find a way to love that works. Uncover answers to questions about being stuck and out of control. Explore the drama of family and the circle of love. Learn the art of self care and how to have freedom to be who God made you to be.
This five week class is a court approved research based addictions class. The cost is $25 per session of a one time fee of $100.
Anger is a normal human emotion felt by everyone. It frequently is a surface emotion with feelings of frustration, hurt, danger and disappointment underneath. We believe learning what to do with the emotional charge of anger will improve relationships. Shield Bearer is a leader in the movement for healthy relationships. Bringing a whole self to relationships with family, friends and coworkers strengthens relationships and life satisfaction. Call 281-894-7222 to learn when Anger Management is available.
Learn coping and problem solving skills. Discover how to stop the trigger thoughts of anger from becoming explosive. Uncover how what you tell yourself may be increased anger and what you can do to change how you talk to yourself about it. Recognize the warning signs and red flags.
Discover new ways of using positive communication to build healthier relationships.
This eight week class is a school, court and employer approved research based anger management class. The cost is $25 per session of a one time fee of $150.
Family Counseling Services
When persistent and constant arguing and communication problems are causing any family member pain, if there seems to be a family member who is frequently acting out, or when a family is working through a tragedy or unexpected stressful event, professional family counseling services will be helpful.
Professional family counseling services usually includes additional individual sessions with some or all family members. We are occasionally able to have all sessions around the same time to reduce the number of transportation trips to the office. Trained professionals are available by phone during office hours to provide information that will help you decide what is best for you. Please call 281-894-7222 for a phone assessment. During the call you will have an opportunity to ask questions as well as provide specific information about your situation.