Counseling for Parents of Teens

UAY ONCALL Counselors can be reached at 338-7518

Looking for Counseling for Teens?

Concerned for your son or daughter?Experiencing conflict at home?
UAY counselors provide parents with valuable information and tools to assist their own child or improve communication in the family. Staff are always available to brainstorm ideas, or offer a different perspective. UAY staff can meet with the parents of teens by themselves or provide family therapy.UAY therapists and counselorshave expertise in concerns facing teens and parents:Family Conflict: helping families discuss tough issues, including rules, responsibilities, transition to adulthood, divorce and custody.Depression or Anxiety: working with the prescribing physician, to increase positive coping skills, self-esteem, and social relationships.Trauma: UAY counselors are trained and funded by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office of Crime Victim Assistance to provide specialized help to those that have witnessed or been the victim of violent crime, including domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, homicide and child abuse.Grief and Loss: helping youth to work through the loss of a family member or friend, including healthy techniques to express grief, communicate feelings and rebuild relationships.

Healthy Relationships: helping youth and families understand and discuss how young people get along with each other, building a supportive family and peer network to reduce risky behavior. Counseling Brochure

UAY accepts:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Hawk-i Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa
  • Title IXX
  • Iowa Medicaid
  • Some grant funding is available for families without resources.

UAY Confidentiality Policy

UAY Counseling Program Brochure

UAY Counseling Staff Credentials & Specialties

Esperiencing conflict at home?

Talking to Your Teen

UAY has help if you need advice about how to talk to your teen.

We also provide tip sheets for parents and guardians:

UAY therapists and counselors balance listening with talking, they don’t lecture or blame. They adapt their style to increase a youth’s comfort.UAY Counseling offers a variety of services for teenagers that can be selected individually, or combined to provide a blend that includes coping skills, social coaching, self-expression and self-esteem.UAY counselors utilize art, role playing, sculpting and doing, to help a teen communicate difficult issues safely.

United Action for Youth
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 892
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
Fax: 319-337-7999

Main Office and 24 Hour Crisis Line
1700 S First Ave Suite 14

Youth Center
355 Iowa Avenue