James Morton will facilitate two lively presentations, “Navigating Teen and Young Adult Behavior,” for parents and other adults in relationship with challenging teens on Thursday, February 24, 2011. James will talk at First Presbyterian Church (700 Sheridan Rd) in Lake Forest, IL from 9:30am-11:30am and again at Samaritan Counseling Center (enter 470 Maple St) in Winnetka, IL from 7:00pm-9:00pm. These identical educational discussions will include the dynamics of late adolescence, the complex reasons for risky behaviors, actions to help your teen gain healthy separation, and ways to improve the relationship with your teen. This educational event is FREE of charge. James will also be available on Friday, February 25, 2011, for 30 minute private consultations at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, IL (9:00am-Noon) and Samaritan Counseling Center in Winnetka, IL (1:30pm-5:00pm). Consultations are $45.00. For more information and to reserve consultation time in advance, please contact Liz Morris, MA, LCSW at 847.446.6955 ext. 14 or lmorris@northshoresamaritan.org.

James Morton, MA, is an independent educational consultant for adolescents and emerging young adults. He is based in St. Louis, Missouri and works with teens and families across the country. James has helped struggling young people and their parents for over 20 years and is passionate about getting teens and families on track.

Samaritan Counseling Center is an accredited counseling agency with locations from Chicago to Libertyville, providing a unique integration of psychotherapy and spirituality. THRIVE, the latest initiative from Samaritan Counseling Center, is in response to the growing and changing demands of our communities, congregations, and clergy. While THRIVE will continue to develop resources to meet specific needs, current services include: educational talks on a wide variety of topics, support groups, retreats, staff seminars and development, pre-marital workshops, and leadership training. Please visit our website to find out more about our counseling and THRIVE services, www.northshoresamaritan.org or call 847.446.6955.