I am thrilled to be part the Transitions team in their collaborative effort to provide services to parents of young adults in the final phase of the program. With twenty-nine years of practice as a Licensed Counselor and twenty-one years as a therapist in wilderness and residential programs throughout the Southeast, one of my passions is counseling parents while their adolescent and young adult loved ones are working through their issues. Parents need support during this process as well, so they can focus on their own growth and development. as Dr. Dan Siegel says, the most helpful thing we can do to support our kids' growth and development is to "make sense of our own lives." That means understanding our stories and relationship patterns, and strategizing ways of staying connected to ourselves and our family members while allowing for appropriately increasing independence for our loved ones. I'm grateful for the opportunity to support families in this way.