Sarah was overwhelmed when she contacted WYS. She is the parent of Sam, an angry 17-year-old. Although Sarah knew that Sam needed help, he refused therapy and Sarah wondered what to do for him. Sarah learned that WYS could help her learn how to cope with her situation and how to be the best parent she can, regardless of Sam’s participation.
Sarah and her therapist met weekly and worked on coping skills, effective communication, stress management, self-care, resiliency, and even resume building. The practice of mindfulness has been particularly helpful to Sarah. She learned through mindfulness practices that “I can only have control of how I feel.”
Unfortunately, Sam is still struggling but Sarah is confident that with her newly obtained skills she is now equipped to better support her son and will get him additional help when he is ready.