Many young people do well in counseling or drug/alcohol treatment, but find it difficult to implement the skills they have learned into everyday life. If you’ve tried treatment or therapy for your child and want the progress they have made to be translated into his or her life, you may want to consider mentoring.
Any young person could use guidance in making day to day decisions with school, work, their social network, and even their parents. We help guide them to have the life that they want and a life that their parents have dreamed for them.
We help our clients see the positives, negatives and consequences of the choices they make so they can develop an increased awareness and make healthier and more effective daily and life choices. Mentoring can also help your young person learn to make decisions from a place of neutrality rather than from an emotional state.
You may be wondering if mentoring is right for your young person, and still have some questions and concerns…
Learning to translate the skills learned in therapy or treatment into the real world can be difficult. When the “container” is taken away, many young people have a hard time applying the skills they learned in treatment or therapy in everyday, real-life situations. Mentoring is a tangible way to bridge those gaps.
We offer guidance and instruction on life and organizational skills. We help with everything from job searching to learning to cook. On a deeper level, we offer a meaningful, unbiased relationship with your child. As mentors, we can be a sounding board as well as a teacher. When our mentors engage in counseling young adults Boulder becomes a place of safety and security where they can build a wholly different life with a toolbox of effective life skills.
Questions? We’re available to answer any questions you have about mentoring and how we can help your young person learn the life skills he or she needs to succeed.