Mending The Soul for Teens
"For teenagers who have experienced any kind of abuse or abandonment, it can often feel like hope is lost and they’re doomed to stay stuck in unhealthy habits and patterns. This teenage edition of Mending the Soul was written to show teens that by following a path of restoration and allowing God’s grace to touch their heart’s deepest wounds, they will find hope and healing as they work through their pain".
Summer Teen MTS Professional Groups:
Registration now open!
Are you looking for a positive environment for your teen? Have you been wanting to get your teen additional skills and support for the challenges they are facing? Is it time to get your teen connected with professionals who can lead them through the healing process?
Teen MTS Groups at Journeys Counseling Center are safe, supportive and focus on accomplishing some of
the following benefits:
• Identifying and working through unhealthy or abusive experiences
• Increase self esteem and positive identity
• Process toxic or abusive dating relationships
• Identifying and working through feelings of
guilt, shame and isolation
• Increase meaningful connections with others
• Learn healthy boundaries with self and others
• Practice expressing thoughts, emotions and beliefs
Mending the Soul Can Help You and Your Family
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from MTS as a faith-based therapy group?
It's not uncommon for the idea of counseling to seem intimidating at first. After forming, the first group session is often spent discussing reasons for joining, desired gains, and any preferred approaches that might be helpful. While MTS groups are significantly client-centered, they are also largely guided by the Mending the Soul curriculum available on-line at Amazon, the Mending the Soul bookstore and at the Journeys office. Each session aims to tackle one chapter in the book and groups are about 12 weeks long.
While therapy groups like MTS for teens are deeply personal experiences, they are also professional counseling services in which licensed therapists seek to facilitate client healing and growth while adhering to the ethical and clinical guidelines of the counseling profession. As counselors, we're committed to help your teen gain and maintain control over their own lives. We cannot "fix"; but we can empower and equip others with the tools needed to make the changes you and your family desire.
How do I know I'm ready for a group like this?
That's a great question! Readiness and motivation are essential elements to the success of this experience. Brief intake interviews with MTS facilitators help you decide if this is the right time for an MTS group. If you're already meeting with a counselor, you might wish to ask their opinion. Like a team showing up for game-day, each participant's presence in every session is an important element to success. Clients are asked to commit to all 12 sessions before joining. Please discuss anticipated scheduling problems in advance. Clients with active drug or alcohol dependencies or acute trauma-based disorders such as PTSD or Personality Disorders are encouraged to disclose this to MTS facilitators in advance so the risks and appropriateness of this group can be explored and discussed.
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
1) Complete a brief intake interview with a Journeys MTS counselor.
2) Check with personal, family, and work schedules to ensure your availability.
3) Purchase and look over the Mending the Soul Workbook.
4) Complete all Journeys and MTS Intake paperwork.
5) Choose in advance to show up... in body, mind, and heart.
If you are interested in joining a MTS group, please contact one of the suggested therapists for more information. We run groups year-round. Enrollment is often based on best fit and first-come, first-served. Prices and dates vary depending on the group.
We often form groups based on interest, so if there is a topic or group you are interested in that is not currently listed, please contact us and let us know. We strive to offer services that are in high-demand and relevant to our clients.
Need help? Contact our administrative assistant here with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a group that is best suited for your needs.