Community Counseling Clinic now offers group counseling for parents of adolescents

The UAB Community Counseling Clinic will offer parenting skills group counseling starting Aug. 28.

Written by: Tiffany Westry

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community counseling streamFrom left: Clinic director Sean Hall, Ph.D., clinical student, Richard Krebs, faculty supervisor, Shannon McCarthy, Ph.D. clinical student Morgan Sieck, faculty supervisor, Larry Tyson, Ph.D., and clinical student Gina HelmsThe University of Alabama at Birmingham Community Counseling Clinic will offer parenting skills group counseling beginning Aug. 28.

Parents will be placed in a supportive environment to learn about topics such as parenting styles and responsibilities, understanding stages of childhood, exploring the role of self-esteem, and promoting positive behavior.

Group sessions will take place every Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. The clinic is located in the UAB School of Education building, 901 13th Street So., Room 157. The group is open to parents of adolescents. Participants do not have to attend all sessions. The cost is $3 per person, per session. The sessions are open to anyone in Jefferson County who is without insurance or is uninsured.

The UAB Community Counseling Clinic is operated by well-trained graduate students and experienced faculty in the UAB School of Education Counselor Education Program. The clinic aims to increase access to outpatient mental health counseling services in Jefferson County while also providing an innovative educational experience for UAB graduate counseling students.

The clinic staff provides counseling services for a range of mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship conflicts, grieving and loss, recent recovery from substance abuse, self-esteem issues, adjustment problems, job loss, parent and child conflicts, school and/or studying problems, and time management problems.

For more information about services, visit the clinic website, or to sign up, call the UAB Community Counseling Clinic at (205) 996-2414.