Host: Frederik Schulin
Guest: David Ibrahim
Topic: Treating Teens With David Ibrahim
On this episode of Insight Treatment Hour, our host Frederik Schulin welcomes in guest David Ibrahim, M.A., LMFT, LAADC from Glendale Counseling Services.
Frederik opens the show by introducing David who tells his story about childhood trauma, including an alcoholic parent that led him down a road of addiction, but eventually recovery. Now, David works with people of all ages attacking OCD, PTSD, Depression, and more. David is also trained and experienced in 8 forms of EMDR Therapy, including dissociative identity orders and implicit memory protocols. He has even worked with grammy award winners, professional athletes, and other celebrities.
David and Frederik discuss how teens are heavily influenced by their parent’s presence and actions, both positively and negatively, which means it is of the utmost importance to be connected with your children in meaningful ways. David mentions how he recently got into video games so that he could play and connect on a deeper level with his son that would result in bonding and eventually his son opening up to him more in other ways.
“You’re putting a lot of emotional responsibility on a teen or a child that can’t handle it,” David said. “A borderline parent rejecting a child or abusing drugs or alcohol will have an effect on their kids and ideally, the parents will be willing to work on themselves in an effort to help their kids.”
Listen to the entire episode here as Frederik and David discuss therapy for teens and how parents can better set their kids up for success!