Houston Parenting, Family, & Teen Therapist
Parenting & Family Issues
It can be challenging being a single parent, or finding structure in a two-parent household, or even being a part of a blended family. Oftentimes, parenting and family issues collide, raising tension between multiple relationships in the home.
Maybe you’re unsure where the issue stems from, but your family just doesn’t seem aligned. Whether your attempts to problem solve are unhelpful or you’re simply interested in focusing on how improved communication can positively impact your parent-child relationship and family unit these are areas that can be addressed with family or individual counseling.
Couples counseling is also effective at supporting parents in increasing nurturing strategies to maintain connection with one another and their children. Setting clear boundaries and communicating effectively as a parental unit can set a good example for your child or teen. This can also help with parenting problems such as conflicting parenting styles, rule enforcement, and remaining consistent with your child once the rules are established.
It isn’t unlikely for teens to demonstrate risky behaviors as they attempt to meet their needs day to day and identify their place in this world.
Is your adolescent struggling with peer relationships or blending in with the wrong crowd? Has your teen been impacted by a recent life event?
Maybe you’ve noticed frequent outbursts or an increase in isolation. With fewer opportunities for parents and teens to spend time together as they develop other outside interests, the likelihood of disconnection increases. Through individual counseling, your teen can be empowered to open up a line of communication and appropriate self-expression.
I am competent and trained in providing therapeutic support for children and adults who are experiencing frequent stressors, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, family conflict, parenting difficulties, foster care issues, and behavioral concerns.
I particularly specialize in supporting teens through building positive outlets to cope as they transition into adulthood.
Through my experience working in numerous clinical settings advocating for adolescents, foster youth, and families from diverse backgrounds I have grown very passionate in these areas. I have helped clients to restore connection who have been impacted by agencies such as CPS, intensive outpatient programs, residential treatment facilities, and corrections.
As a Certified Nurturing Program Facilitator, I utilize family therapy approaches to achieve an open, flexible, and nurturing atmosphere. As a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Intervention instructor, I highlight the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Additionally, strength-based approaches are promoted to support clients in the process of coping with life’s challenges and building on the strengths you already possess. As a marriage and family therapist, I see the importance of viewing your concerns through your relational, social, and
cultural systems to acknowledge all factors that may be contributing to your current state of mental health.
I aspire to create a genuine and empathetic environment as we collaborate to identify a healthy way for you, your family, and relationships to flourish. During therapy with me, your input is valued and highly encouraged. I work in collaboration with clients, guiding them to self understanding and lifelong skills to implement self advancement.
It is truly an honor to hear clients’ life experiences and provide support for the areas that seem misaligned. I’m committed to understanding you while building a trusted relationship, one where you are fulfilled.
Outside of the therapy room, my love for Grey’s Anatomy is bound to show. Also, count me in as apart of Houston’s brunch culture.
Kenisha is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate supervised by a board approved LPC-Supervisor (LPC-S) / LMFTSupervisor (LMFT-S) Jill Wheeler in the state of Texas. She received her Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University, Fresno.