The Teen Counseling Program provides individual and family counseling to foster positive, nurturing family relationships and to ensure that teens are safe and healthy.
Do you want to?
- Develop stronger communication skills, learn how to resolve conflicts and work on problem-solving strategies?
- Improve relationships within your family?
- Talk through your decision-making patterns?
Who can participate:
- Teens, ages 12-17, who are not involved with the Department of Social Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice.
- Teens who have turned 18 but are still working towards high school graduation.
- Residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa or Nelson county.
- This program has eligibility requirements that a counselor can talk through with you. Call to see if this could be a good fit.
What to expect from teen counseling:
- Teens have the option to participate in individual and/or family counseling. They can discuss preferences with their counselor. Group sessions with family members will be set up as needed.
- Counseling is short term (3 months). Referrals for longer term services can be made as needed.
- Our counselors work with teens to eliminate transportation and scheduling issues; counseling can take place over the phone, in home, in school, or at the ReadyKids offices.
- When necessary, TCP can connect teens up to age 18 with emergency shelter for up to 21 days.
- All TCP counseling staff have a minimum of a master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology and have extensive experience working with children and adolescents and their families.
How teen counseling works:
- This program is provided at no cost to participants.
- Our goal is for you to meet with a counselor within one week of your first contact with our program.
- You and your counselor will set a schedule and location for counseling that best meets your needs.
- Through TCP, you can meet with your counselor for up to 4 hours per week for up to three months.
- Extending the relationship with your counselor beyond three months will be discussed on an as-needed basis.
This project is supported by federal grant #90CY6709-01-00 through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.