Van works with adolescents to help them maintain their relationship with their parents during the difficult teenage years. He helps teens learn how to take responsibility for their behavior, to learn that they can't have freedom with responsibility, to learn the importance of respect with parents and teachers, and to learn how to become more self-sufficient and self-regulating as they near the end of their teenage years.
One essential area of healthy adolescent development is for the teen to be involved in a hobby, a sport, music, art expression, dance or other regular activity that builds skills, abilities and intellectual and social development...(video and computer games do not truly accomplish this). This involvement is important in the development of confidence and self-esteem. It also is influential in improving depression, anxiety and low self worth as well as diminishing the temptation to use drugs and alcohol or to engage in self defeating and antisocial behaviors.
Van T. Langeland, MS, LPC, LMFT