Attention Parents! Teens and young adults today are dealing with pressures that we never faced when we were growing up.
They still face all the long-standing challenges we faced related to:
- Negative peer influence
- Pressure to plan for the future
- Anxiety and depression
- Suicide and self-harm
- Alcohol and drug use
Add to that list an onslaught of additional forces:
- Social media
- A pandemic that has taken “a devastating toll on the mental health of young Americans” according to official sources
Even navigating conversations with your teens about LGBTQ+ questions and/or racial unrest are more complicated than they ever were in the past.
How we handle this is SO important.
When these issues start to impact the daily life of your family, and the relationship you have with your teen – it’s time to speak with a counselor.
My name is Addison D. Ahrendts, and I am part of Rock Life Counseling because I have a passion for helping teens and young adults get through the tough transitions that come with life.
I spent time teaching at an alternative school before going to grad school to become a counselor, so you can trust me when it comes to helping your family.
Want to tell me more about your situation and see if we would be a good fit?
Rock Life Counseling offers free consultations
Research shows that the match between your loved one and his or her counselor is THE most important factor that predicts a successful outcome in counseling. During your free consultation we’ll get to know each other so that we can both decide if we are a good fit. You can talk with us one on one, or invite your loved one to join the call so we can all figure out together what the best next steps are. We have an entire team of counselors, so we’ll connect you to the right person and get you scheduled for your first therapy session!
Or call 463-710-3352. If we cannot take your call because we are in sessions, feel free to schedule your free consult online.
How It Works
We offer virtual telehealth counseling sessions as well as in-person sessions at our office in downtown Indianapolis. Ahead of your first session, you’ll fill out a brief questionnaire. We’ll start by discussing topics related to physical health, relationships, and more. Then we’ll dive into what you think is holding your loved one back from being the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.
You and your loved one can choose what to share with us about your current situation. The sessions are intended to be a safe space for clients to share as little or as much as they want.
You and your loved one will walk away from our first session with a game plan of specific action steps you can take that will best equip you in addressing your challenging situation.
From there, we’ll take it one week at a time.
Some clients get the tools they need to manage their anxiety after 3-5 sessions. They can come back for tune ups when life circumstances change, or when their coping plan needs to be modified. Other clients benefit from regularly speaking with a counselor every other week on a long-term basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
Yes, we actively work with you wherever possible to use your health insurance benefits. Sometimes, this means using your out-of-network benefits or HSA accounts. Other times, our counselors may be able to use your in-network benefits. There are pros and cons to using your insurance benefits, since it means someone else can dictate how we deliver care and/or the information we provide them about that care. For this reason, some people understandably choose to pay out of pocket, and allow us to focus 100% of our efforts on what’s best for you and your family. Either way, our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make the best choice, and get high quality care. We promise to be a partner with you and keep the process as simple as possible. If cost is an issue, we’ll work with you to create a plan that fits in your budget.
How does scheduling work?
We keep our calendars online, and we grant our clients access to schedule their own appointments. Most clients are able to get in for their first appointment within 1 week after they make a decision. You never have to worry about finding a time that will work for you, because we’re an open book. You can literally schedule anytime during the week that you see space on our calendars. We do have some evening and weekend appointments available, but they’re pretty popular spots so they fill up quickly.
How many sessions do I need?
We don’t ask anyone to commit to multiple sessions unless you see that as helpful. We typically meet every 1-2 weeks. This can be especially important early in the process when you and your counselor are still getting to know each other. Later, some clients choose to meet more or less frequently. Our counselors can help you figure out what’s right for you.
I’m a parent and my child needs to talk to someone. How involved will I be in this process?
Parents play an important role in their children’s lives, and here at Rock Life Counseling we understand that. We want to involve you as much or as little as you want to be, because you know your child best. Whether it be personal consultations one-on-one, summary emails sent every few weeks, or just checking-in with you occasionally, we want to make sure you get what you need. We value your feedback, questions and concerns. Rest assured that you will receive direct and open lines of communication with us.