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Counseling for Kids & Teens

Serving kids & teens in Bozeman and across Montana

Mother and Daughter Love

We Get You.

Kids have a lot to manage in their family, school, and friend worlds, and often, that stress shows itself through difficult behavior. Our counselors have cutting edge training for kids age 4-17 who need support healing from trauma or learning more effective ways of dealing with emotions, communication, and problem solving so that your family can thrive. ​

Sound Familiar?

  • You feel burned out parenting a child you don't understand 

  • Your child engages in difficult behaviors that you don't know how to manage

  • Your teen is experiencing feelings or friends that are stressful and overwhelming

  • Your child has experienced trauma

  • Your child struggles to soothe themselves

  • Your family feels like it is falling apart

  • You crave a deep connection with or healing for your child

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Sound Familiar?

Your child engages in difficult behaviors that you don't know how to manage. Or your teen is experiencing feelings or friends that are stressful and overwhelming. Maybe your child has experienced trauma or struggles to soothe themselves through anxious worries. 

 

You feel burned out parenting a child you don't understand and your family feels like it is falling apart.

 

You crave a deep connection with or healing for your child, but don't know where to begin. We do. And we're eager to share.

Father with his Son
Mother and Daughter

Our Approach

Counselors with Illuminate will help you understand the impact of relationships and development on your child's current functioning and behaviors. We will work individually with your child, parent and child together, or parents to identify new strategies for communication, nurture, coping, processing, and soothing. Your family will thrive with new skills and a new understanding of one another as whole, lovable, unique individuals within a beautiful family ecosystem. 

The Illuminators

Bozeman Counselors Lauren Boland

Lauren Boland, LCSW

With Lauren, your teen will experience a caring adult who takes them seriously, but finds plenty of time for play. Lauren taps into your teens' mind-body wisdom, encourages healthy relationships, and guides the learning of emotion regulation and resilience building. 

Bozeman Counselors Becky Johnston

Becky Johnston, SWLC

Becky's approach with tweens and teens is playful, curious, and deeply sensitive. Becky encourages self exploration through trauma-informed CBT, healthy relationship and coping skill development, and confident empowerment as your child moves into independence.

Bozeman Counselors Ellerey Jorgensen

Ellerey Jorgensen, LCPC

When Ellie works with kids ages 4-12, she prioritizes parents' understanding meaning of behavior and feelings while elevating healing relational patterns and trauma. Ellie leans into play, mindfulness and attachment strategies to invite healthier functioning. 

How Counseling Will Help Your Child

Trauma Expertise

A lot has changed in the mental health field around how best to treat trauma. Your child will will benefit from more effective and less distressing therapy with our counselors, who deploy research-based trauma strategies to support your child's healing and thriving. 

Mind - Body Integration

Your child's healing process should be deep and enduring, which we support through mind-body integrative approaches. Application of play, mindfulness, and somatic therapies ensure this critical connectivity for your child's long-term health. 

Big Picture Approach 

Your while family is impacted by the health of each of its members. We are resources trained to support the understanding of your kids and teens behaviors and emotions. We work with the adults in the family and identify the "root" cause for long-lasting impact. 

Healthy Counselors

You benefit from our commitment to healthy and expertly trained counselors. Our relational foundation extends all the way to how our counselors feel as professionals and people. We share ideas, training, and uplift so that we can show up as our best selves for you! 

Reach out today for a free consultation!

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