Counseling & Support

  • WHY PARENT COUNSELING
    Parenting can be a very fulfilling experience, but it can also be one of the most difficult and stressful aspects of a person’s life. Parents are responsible for their child’s daily needs, in addition to being responsible for helping each of their children develop life skills, social skills, appropriate behaviors, and attain learning/education goals. Parents must also be in tune with the unique personality of each child. In short, parenting can often feel overwhelming.

    WHO CAN RECEIVE PARENT COUNSELING
    Project Enlightenment provides individual parent education/counseling services to Wake County families with children birth through kindergarten age. Most services are provided at the Project Enlightenment facility. On a limited basis, services may be provided off-site when transportation issues or other circumstances present obstacles.

    HOW WE PROVIDE PARENT COUNSELING
    Our individual counseling services are based on a solution focused educational model involving the following: assessment of needs; collection of relevant data; and education/counseling around the referral concerns. There is no cost for parent counseling. A typical parent counseling session lasts about an hour. Referrals and resources will be provided for those families whose needs exceed the limited intervention model offered.

    Project Enlightenment counselors utilize various modalities, including Triple P to help parents meet their goals. In addition, our parent educators/counselors have many years of experience with supporting families through the myriad of challenges that arise while raising young children. Our main objective is to provide specific interventions that will increase the child's success in his/her home and school environments. We also help parents gain valuable parenting skills.

    MAKING A PARENT COUNSELING APPOINTMENT

    If you would like to make an appointment for yourself or have questions, please call our Parent Counseling appointment line at (919) 694-8991. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and your call will be returned shortly.

    If you are an agency or organization making a referral, please complete BOTH forms below:

    Parent Counseling Referral Form and Permission to Release Parent Contact Information rev 9.17

     Please send the completed form(s) via:

    Fax: (919) 704-2275

    E-mail:  tkennedy@wcpss.net

    Mail: Project Enlightenment  501 South Boylan Ave., Raleigh NC 27603  Attn: Parent Counseling

    Once BOTH completed forms are received, a parent counselor will contact the parent and schedule an appointment. Individual educators/counselors may be contacted by calling the Project Enlightenment Main Office at 919-856-7774.

    If parent counseling isn’t right for you, but you are still looking for support regarding a young child’s behavior, check out our Parent Workshop 2018 offerings here.