Archive of ‘Video blog’ category

Independent Teen Thinking

The teenage brain is constantly growing and changing. It is literally wired to take more risk and push away from caregivers. Their brain is actively pruning away unnecessary parts in order to make room for independent thinking and acting.

At Austin Family Counseling, we specialize in helping teens thrive during these tumultuous years of development.  Plus, we can help parents like you feel more confident about your parenting and more connected to your teen.  Give us a call today to set up an appointment – our Intake Therapist can help you decide if you would benefit from parent coaching, teen counseling, or family counseling, and match you will a qualified and caring therapist.


Teaching Kids about Empathy during the Holiday Season

Kids at any age can learn how to give back to their community and the importance of having empathy for others. This video gives parents a few examples of ways that kids can get involved and learn about sharing. Happy Holidays!

By: Kirby Sandlin, LPC, LMFT


4 Simple Strategies for Parenting Tech-Savvy Teens

Technology is constantly changing and so are our teens. It can be difficult to keep up with it all, but don’t give up hope! Here are a few quick tips for parenting tech-savvy teens that won’t require an “update” next week.


Caitlyn Weeks, LPC-Intern supervised by Lora Ferguson, LPC-S is a Clinical Associate at Austin Family Counseling.


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