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Corpus Christi Counseling for Teenagers

The Corpus Christi Counseling Office of Cathy Armstrong, RN, LPC-S

Telephone: (361) 688-8200  

5934 S. Staples, Suite 206 in the Five Oaks Plaza

WELCOME Teens & Tweens!! 

You did not come to this website by chance. You are probably a teenager, young adult , or concerned parent looking for help.
 My name is Cathy Armstrong and you are invited you to call my office to learn more about my practice and  speak with me personally to discuss how I can help you, your teenager, and your family. It is hard to be a teenager today...issues of bullying, gender identity, broken hearts, running away, sneaking out, drinking and smoking marijuana, teen pregnancy, date rape, relationship issues, peer pressure, and more!
Professional Life Coaching and Teen & Tween Counseling Services are offered to provide quality diagnostic assessment and effective goal setting and treatment planning. I am here to help you  and your family move forward in life, reduce stress at home and at school. I am here to help parents, families and teenagers to create a happy, successful, peaceful, and balanced lifestyle. 
Many young people today are so confused with social media, gender identity issues, dating, family problems and being "stuck in the middle", cyber and school bullying issues that mental health and emotional wellbeing concerns are on the rise for our youth of today. Many teens feel lost and confused and parents do not want to put their child in counseling or therapy and do not want their child labeled with a mental health diagnosis. Who knows where insurance will be going next and parents are concerned with sentencing their children "for life" with a pre-existing condition when they really are not mentally ill and just need someone qualified to talk, listen, and provide professional guidance.  Life coaching, parent child consultation visits, classes in self-esteem, healthy eating choices, assertiveness training, and communication have been developed for just those issues.
Suicide, self-harm, being a victim of bullying, internet victimization,and substance abuse are some of the biggest problems your adolescent son or daughter may be facing. Please take you child seriously if you are fearful that you child is experiencing depression or anxiety ​​​. If your child is "cutting or has been cutting" in the past, please call me today!

ABOUT ME

My name is Cathy Armstrong and I am a Registered Nurse (RN), Professional Life Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I have worked with teenagers in a variety of settings and find it to be a privilege to work with the youth and young people of today as the world has changed and they are  now facing challenges we did not have to deal with when we were growing up or when I was raising my own children. I have a  Holistic Faith Based Practice and offer Spiritual Growth and Guidance. In my practice, I will be seeing your child  and The Family. My approach in working with teenagers and children is to help parents create a Healthy Family. I am here to work with your teenager and family members to grow as individuals and to create a happy, loving, and balanced home life. A family is like a mobile. All parts are interconnected. The stress and difficult of each of the family members has an impact on all of the other members. 

I have over 36 years of combined mental health experience.I have worked as both a RN and psychotherapist working with individuals of all ages, with  diverse backgrounds,  and in a variety of settings. I have worked as a nurse, caseworker, and counselor in schools, private practice, psychiatric hospitals, and community agencies. I have been successful in building a professional rapport with teenagers having different needs and goals. I use a Jungian therapy, mindfulness, collaborative, integrative, & strength-based approach with my clients. I am very dedicated to your success in meeting your goals for the challenges you are having with your teen. Parents are welcome to be a part of the team for change through this journey together.

 I am empathic, warm, and genuine. I work very hard to help my clients and their families feel confident and in control of their own lives. I will provide families and teenages with tools and coping skills for self-monitoring, mood stabilization and emotional regulation to help teach you to respond rather than react to life stressors.

I am here to teach teenagers effective communication skills, how to set healthy boundaries and express their needs, feelings, and desires in a productive and healthy way. I help teens and tweens identify their strengths and weaknesses and help them to explore what healthy and unhealthy thinking is, what a healthy relationship looks like, and address how unhealthy life styles and poor choices can damage their emotional and psychological makeup, put physical stress on their body and crush the human spirit.

My role as as an adolescent therapist and life coach is to educate, empower, guide, and support you and your loved ones during our work together. I use both individual and family therapy when I work with children and teenagers. It is important that we work on strengthening the family bonds and address all of the problems with all of the family members to create a happy and loving home life. The environment that you provide is the foundation of what your child or teen learns from. If you provide a healthy home life and have a loving and nurturing home your child will be able to come to you and trust you. Many times parents have created an unhealthy and dysfunctional home life and their child had made bad choices as a result of what they saw, learned, and believed growing up believing wrong messages. Please read the poem Children Live What They Learn.  I believe that the majority ofof the time troubled teens are a result of unhappy homes and the parents bring the child in as being the "identified patient" and the one in need of "fixing." The sad thing is that once I begin to gather information about the child and the family the behavior the parent wants me to "fix" is a result of parenting, family violence, parental addiction problems, etc. I use a family systems approach and will want to meet with ALL of the FAMILY MEMBERS, BOTH PARENTS, SIBLING, AND STEP PARENTS.

I believe in the importance of creating a personalized treatment plan for each teen. I provide a holistic model of care (mind, body, soul). I  have both secular and non-secular degrees and advanced training in care of the mind, body and spirit.  I am an ordained minister and able to provide Christian and Faith Based Counseling upon request. I am here to  meet your needs where you are and will help you to set up goals and teach you skills and provide you necessary tools to obtain both short and long term goals for your family and your teenager. I am very solution focused and work towards helping teens, families, and parents make realistic, gradual, and lasting changes.. 

My Mission Is to guide and help empower to teen to create positive changes and be successful in life!

 I am here to help you with your personal and/or professional concerns and get you off  that "tight rope with your teen." 

 Most of my practice is private pay. Most insurance plans do not cover family therapy.  I am currently taking new clients that are Self Pay, and  on United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shied Federal and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. I take self pay clients for parenting, grief, family issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, binge eating, ADD/ADHD, OCD, fears, panic disorders, phobias,addictions, and behavior disorders.

I use an integrative approach to therapy and combine traditional talk therapy with Affirmations, Guided Imagery, Relaxation Tools, and Mindfulness to Stop your Negative Thought Patterns in Teens and help therm get unstuck . Teens learn how to  Reprogram  Negative Behavior Patterns for Success. Teens can make changes and services and help is right here at your fingertips!  Start to Reprogram your Stinking Thinking for Success and Results today!

If you have teenager with a mental health disorder that might be suffering form a mood disorder, anxiety, OCD, depression, ADD/ADHD or obesity please call my office. I am accepting self-pay clients currently that are not involved in custody battle,s court issues, CPS involvement, or litigation. If you are hoping to use your insurance, Call your insurance plan first and ask if I am on your panel, how many session your teenager is allowed, ask which services your teen is allowed (individual, group, family therapy, if you have a deductible and ask if you have met your deductible. Your copay is not applicable until you reach your deductible, Many insurance plans have between a 3,000 and 6,000 dollar deductible. 

Please give us a call and we can see you as soon as possible.

We will be happy to coordinate your mental health care with your  teenagers psychiatrist , pediatrician, or the health care provider prescribing your medications

Professional Counseling Services

Does your teen feel like the people at home or at school they know and care about really do not understand and what he or she is going through?

Does your teen  feel like an imposter at school with friends and a monster at home? 

Does your teen  feel like he or she are walking on the tight rope of life and feel worried that he or she is about to fall and crash?

Teenagers are welcome to come to therapy where they learn to take the challenges in their lives and view them as a "practice lab" to create "magic" by learning to take a negative experience or negative situation and turn it into a "golden opportunity" to become a happy and successful  young adult and have healthy relationships with themselves,  with their peers and others, and in the family. 

I help couples, children, teenagers, and individuals look at their "blind spots," to promote growth, gain positive insights as they create positive energy and personal strength to to "unplug" the negative fuel disrupting their lives. Learn about alchemy, the laws of attraction and how you get in your own way of creating that very desire you are longing for. I am here to help you manifest the life you want and truly desire.

Change is Possible and You and Your Teenager Can Do It!  Create a Healthy and Loving Family!

I offer Integrative Holistic Wellness Counseling & Life Coaching Services to teenagers in Corpus Christi. My office creates a warm, friendly, and nurturing environment where you and your teen can explore the possibilities of creating your dreams, reaching your goals, and creating a happier and more peaceful life at home and at school.

I am your teens guide for transformation and change.  Teengers will learn to follow the laws of attraction, identify the "blocks" that keep you from being happy, learn about your own blind spots and take responsibility for the part they play in attracting the wrong person, issues with friends, teachers, peers, friends, hanging out with the wrong people or being in  in the wrong places and attracting repeated patterns of negative experiences in their lives. I take a holistic, whole person, and integrative approach to help teenagers facilitate  making the changes needed occur.

Teens can learn to stop negative thinking, rid themselves of unhealthy patterns that can  lead to isolation, heart ache, failure in school, and emotional pain.  Get into college, pass those exams, turn your work in, think before you react, get the most out of life and really look at what you want and do not really want to create. Learn to be happy  with your life at home and away from home. Teens learn to move forward and resolve issues from the past that created anger , anxiety, depression and make them feel  stuck in misery, hatred, or fear.  Teenagers learn to let go of old thinking patterns that are no longer working for then.

Services for Tweens and Teens

Counseling/Psychotherapy     Professional Life Coaching    Groups     Speaking Engagements     Workshops for Teens              

Individuals, Groups, Families

  • Relationship Repair with Peers, Teachers, Family Members
  • Individualized Parenting and Life Coaching Sessions
  • Family Issues,Past and Present
  • Professionals,Consultations, Trainings, Supervision with Teenagers
  • Managing Anxiety, Stress, or Depression 
  • Mood Disorders in Teenagers
  • Divorce or Break-up
  • LPC Intern Supervision for Teen Therapy
  • Death of a Friend
  • Death of a Parent
  • Grief, Loss, Transitions, Adjustments
  • Social Media Problems
  • Chronic or Terminal Illness
  • Diagnostic Assessment and Screening
  • Binge Eating in Teens
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Recovery from Rape or Other Violent Assault
  • Unhealthy Relationships & Dating Problems
  • Adolescent / Teen Anxiety, Obesity & Behavioral Issues
  • Coping With Bullying
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Improve Self-Esteem
  • Improve Relationships
  • Improve Grades and Study Habits
  • Coping With Loneliness
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  •  Gestalt Therapy
  • Jungian Therapy
  •  Mindfulness
  •  Family Systems
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrative/Holistic/Whole Person Approach
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy & NLP
  • Pet Assisted Therapy Upon Approval

Ask us how Life Coaching and Hypnosis and benefit you and create fast, affordable and positive results.

Hypnosis Services for Teens:

  •  Substance Abuse
  • Stop Smoking
  • Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance
  • Anxiety Fears Phobias
  • Anger
  •  Motivation
  • Test Anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Sports Enhancement
  • Nail Biting
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Bed Wetting
  • Pain Management                                                                                     

5934 S. Staples, Suite 206| Telephone: (361) 688-8200| Fax: (361) 288-8377| Email: cathy@cathyarmstronglpc.com

 

 

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