Counseling & Life Skills

Why Counseling?

Most people struggle sometimes with life’s challenges and experiences, such as:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Conflict at home
  • Bullying or other problems at school
  • Anger management
  • Behavior problems
  • Parenting challenges
  • Running away
  • Grief/loss
  • Crime victimization
  • Unique traumatic experiences, such as the Walmart mass shooting and COVID-19 crisis

Counseling can take place at school, at your home, or on-line (during COVID-19). Evening and weekend appointments available. You work with the counselor to determine how often you will meet and for how long.

Counseling can take place at school, at your home, or on-line (during COVID-19). Evening and weekend appointments available. You work with the counselor to determine how often you will meet and for how long.

93%

Percent of families report their family functioning improved as a result of counseling/coaching.

How We Support Life Skills

In addition to counseling or on its own, coaching services help parents and youth recognize and build on their own strengths. Topics include:

Youth Life Skills

  • Coping skills
  • Building self-esteem
  • Anger management
  • Developing positive friendships
  • Resisting peer pressure

Parent Life Skills

  • Anger Management
  • Communication skills
  • Limit setting
  • Coping skills
  • Parenting classes

Need Support Now?
24-Hour Helpline: 915.588.6542

  • Anyone can call.
  • Professional staff standing by to help.
  • Immediate support for families experiencing stress, trauma, upheaval (including due to COVID-19).

Who Can Receive Services?

  • Any family with a child under age 17*.
  • Any person of any age who has been a victim of a crime.
  • Parents expecting a child.
  • Must reside in El Paso County.

See our Early Childhood Services page for more information if you have a child under age 5.

COVID 19 Update

We are open and continue to serve our clients using all available precautions, including PPE, extra cleaning protocols, and social distancing. Our vehicles have sneeze guards between drivers and clients. We’re working hard to stay COVID-free!

“I was getting so angry and felt out of control. Thank you for helping me learn how to calm down and process what happened to me. Maybe now I can get back to feeling more like myself.”

– Rosa, age 16

Request an Appointment

For immediate support, call our 24-Hour Helpline: (915) 588-6542. For an appointment, email referral, or appointment request Call (915) 565-5021 or click the button below.