Mentorship Is Proactive

An investment in your son's development now may save you from greater financial & emotional burdens later. My four pillars: Motivation, Intention, Communication, & Serving Others are all proactive skills that are designed to stop problems from compounding. 

MOTIVATION

Motivation is hard. If you don’t know what you are invested in, or working for, being self-motivated is even harder. I work with my clients to create goals that they want to achieve. Once goals are identified, we work to create the self-motivation that will set a young man up for success

COMMUNICATION

Many of our issues are due to ineffective communication. I focus on teaching and using assertive communication with my clients. That means calm, direct, and respectful. Effective communication allows young men to advocate for their needs, hold others accountable appropriately, and express themselves fully.

SERVING OTHERS

When you help others you help yourself. Often times young men are turned so far inward that they miss those around them. I teach all of my clients to find and embrace opportunities to help others. It is amazing to see the doors that open when you put others before yourself.

I have seen countless young men enter residential programs because they were unable to learn and implement these skills in their life.  Their problems continued to grow and they were required to seek clinical and residential support.  

INTENTION

Adolescence is a time of confusion. How many of us went with the crowd, following along, unsure of what we were doing or who we were? I help my clients solidify their intent statements so their purpose is clear. Intentional living applies to all aspects of life - school work, friendships, employment, etc. Living intentionally means living with a purpose.

Vs.

 Comparison

  • Done in your home​

  • Fits with your schedule

  • Versatile in approach

  • Can be less formal than clinical support

  • Focuses on parental involvement 

  • Insurance will not pay for mentorship

Mentorship

  • Can help with a wide variety of problems

    • school, physical activity, communication, social skills, etc.

  • Unable to address trauma and other forms of psychological distress

$100/Hour

Clinical Support

  • Can be difficult finding the right fit

  • May feel overly formal

  • Less flexible in approach

  • Can feel intimidating

  • Insurance may pay for counseling

$125-$250/Hour

Residential Program

  • Must leave the home

  • Rigid in approach

  • Major time commitment

  • Can be difficult to work as a family

  • Difficult to keep up with school

  • Insurance may pay

$500-$600/Hour

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All forms of support are valuable and each person has unique needs. My experience has informed my belief in the importance of proactive care. If you and your son need a higher level of care than my mentorship provides, I will work with you to find a treatment modality that meets your needs. 

Youth Mentor SLC.

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