For many teenagers, life can feel too heavy to handle—constantly worrying about making good grades, applying to colleges, and keeping up with extracurriculars. Not only that but with the pressures of social media, thriving in this day in age can be difficult. This stress can lead to anxiety and depression.

For 17-year-old Breanna, this was the case. She had become overwhelmed with anxiety and was desperate for help. Her parents, Dan and Barbara, were struggling to find ways to help her until they found ACH.

Our Real Help for Real Life program offers counseling for youth, ages 6-17, in Tarrant, Johnson, Hill, Parker and Palo Pinto counties experiencing:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Bullying
  • Conflict at home

The Perfect Match

The first time Breanna met with ACH’s Real Help for Real Life counselor Christin Norman, Dan and Barbara immediately noticed they were a perfect match. They knew Breanna was in good hands.

In the relatively short time Breanna met with Christin, she learned coping skills that empowered her to take control of her emotions,” said Barbara. “Christin helped Breanna deal with a number of issues.

Christin’s interactions with Breanna’s parents were extremely positive as well.

“We found her to be extremely skilled, as well as a joy to have on our side,” said Dan. “She is literally one of the kindest people we’ve ever met.”

Love for ACH

Now it has been 9 months since Breanna met with Christin and the family is still appreciative of ACH. They even wrote a thank you letter to our CEO, Wayne Carson, expressing their love for the organization and work Christin did to help Breanna.

Breanna often thinks of Christin, and the hurdles she helped her overcome.

“Without ACH, Breanna would have never received the help she needed, and I hope ACH finds great satisfaction in the services that they provide our community,” said Barbara.

Ask for Help

We know that many teens are struggling right now, just like Breanna. With the added stress the pandemic and social injustice cause, teens are faced with many uncertainties, which can make life overwhelming.  Real Help for Real Life is open and here to help.

To sign up for our FREE youth and family counseling services, please visit or call 817.335.HOPE (4673).