Thrive Counseling Center
Therapy for Individuals, Couples & Family

Parenting Support & Family Counseling in Federal Way, WA

Are you at the end of your rope knowing how to deal with meltdowns or emotional explosions?

Do you struggle in knowing how to handle your child’s worries?

Has your child or teen recently received a diagnosis such as an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, or other Learning Disability?

Or, are you the parent of a young adult who is struggling to thrive in college, or to live independently?

Family Counseling Federal Way WAFirst off, we want you to know. . . as a parent you have the most important, and also one of the absolute hardest jobs, you will ever have in your life. The future is better for all of us because of the steps you are taking to be the best parent you can be today. We want to thank you for all of your hard work and perseverance!!

Kids, teens, and young adults don’t come with their own instruction manual, although we wish that they did! There is so much information out there on parenting which can feel completely overwhelming to sift through to figure out which approach is right for dealing with the challenges you face, and with your unique child/teen. 

Steps for Successful Parenting

Has your family gone through or are preparing for a transition such as a divorce, blending families, a loss, or a big move?

Do you feel overwhelmed with the amount of information out there on parenting?

This is where we come in. Our therapists bring a wealth of professional as well as personal experience to the table.

We have helped hundreds of kids and families find ways to feel better, more confident, and more connected. As parents ourselves, we have faced many of the challenges you might be facing with our own kids as well. 

Parenting Support Federal Way WAConfident and Successful Parenting

We know from the inside out how hard it is to be a parent and feel confident in knowing the right steps to take to support the success and development of our children.

We have successfully helped parents and families with: 

  • Developing systems to decrease or eliminate tantrums, rages, and meltdowns
  • Steps to take when a child has experienced a trauma in their lives
  • How to support a child who is worried or anxious all the time
  • How to be the best parent possible to a child, teen, or young adult with Autism, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, or other Learning Disability
  • Getting back on track with communication (especially with teens)
  • Launching into college and/or independent living
  • Development of effective co-parenting plans

Our team utilizes evidence-based approaches to help you feel more confident as a parent and connected as a family.

Our therapists can help you:

  • Understand how to best attune to the needs of your unique child/teen
  • Gain clarity on the best approaches for your unique situation
  • Develop a plan complete with immediate steps to take towards your target goals
  • Feel more connected as a family

Contact Us to Schedule Your Appointment Now

If you are considering working with one of our therapists, you are already ahead of the game. You want to be the best parent you can be, and you recognize that this means getting help from professionals who have the training and experience to help you find more effective approaches to parenting and being a family.

To move forward with scheduling your first appointment in office or online, contact us by email, give us a call, or schedule your appointment now with our online scheduling system.

We specialize in:

Counseling for Individuals

If you are struggling and need support and guidance, we can help you:
  • Navigate a major life decision
  • Figure out how to make the changes you want in your life or relationships but struggle to achieve
  • Move out of depression and/or anxiety and into your life
  • End the struggle with negative relationship patterns (being a people pleaser, finding yourself in toxic relationships, struggling with setting appropriate boundaries)
  • Find more effective ways to manage anger
  • Find success living with Adult Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD/ADD, or a Learning Disability

Counseling for Couples

If you feel like you aren’t getting what you want in your relationship, we can help you:
  • Improve communication to help you and your significant other get on the same page.
  • Rebuild trust and intimacy after an affair or break in trust.
  • Prevent Anxiety, Depression, an Autism Spectrum/Asperger's diagnosis, or ADHD from coming between the two of you.
  • Make the decision to stay or go: when you both want support in evaluating which direction to take in your marriage or relationship.
  • Have Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s

Counseling for Children and Teens

Growing up is hard work. We help children and teens who:
  • Feel anxious, or worried all the time.
  • Feel depressed, lonely, or isolated
  • Have a tough time controlling their emotions and the behaviors that result (emotional outbursts, anger, aggression).
  • Struggle socially, or tend to end up in friendships where they are being taken advantage of.
  • Struggle academically and feel overwhelmed and stuck in knowing how to get back on track.
  • Feel overwhelmed with life changes or transitions (divorce, blended family dynamics, a move, or loss of a family member or close friend).
  • Have ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
We also offer support to parents who feel overwhelmed or stuck in figuring out the best steps to take to help their child or teen. When challenges are showing up in school we can also work with your child or teens school on your behalf.
Find the member of our team that is right for you.
Working with an experienced professional can mean feeling:
  • Supported
  • Hopeful
  • Understood
  • More confident
  • Capable of handling challenges in relationships
  • Appreciative of having an advocate and expert on their team
  • That you don’t have to go it alone anymore

There is hope. Are you ready to take the next step?
At our Federal Way counseling center, we can often schedule you the same week you call. With our online counseling platform we can frequently start working with you as soon as the next day.

In order to accommodate the work and school schedules of our clients we have late evening appointments most days of the week.

To take the next step give us a call, send us an email, or schedule your first appointment now through our online scheduling system.

We look forward to working with you.