Clayton Lessor

Clayton Lessor, PhD, LPC founded The Quest Project in 1996 and has since helped 2,000+ boys turn their life around to become the next Generation of Men. He is the author of two books, “Saving Our Sons-A Parent’s Guide to Preparing Boys for Success” and “Generation of Men-How to raise your son to be a healthy man among men.” Dr. Clay is an expert in childhood trauma and male adolescent development.

  • Supplementing Private Practice with Group Work

    Nov 14, 2019
    Over twenty years ago, when I started in private practice it was a slow arduous process. Building a client base and attempting to set myself apart from other counselors took time and effort!
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  • Young Men Need an “Exit Plan!”

    Oct 30, 2019
    Parents have stopped or forgotten the importance of having the exit plan conversation with their son. The result, an epidemic of “26-year old’s living in the basement;” it’s unhealthy for both parent and child!
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  • Parent Alienation Syndrome

    Oct 28, 2019
    In this profession we’re very aware that when there is a divorce and children are involved, the children suffer most. This is especially true when one of the parents works diligently to convince the kids the "other parent" is to blame for the break-up.
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  • Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), aka Asperger's Syndrome

    Oct 22, 2019
    The challenge to get an accurate ASD diagnosis is this, it is unique and there is a very specific set of exhibited characteristics. It’s of utmost importance that a Licensed Professional; a Medical Doctor (MD), Psychologist (PhD), or Counselor/Social Worker (MA, MSW) trained in Asperger's Syndrome make an assessment and the diagnosis.
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  • Diagnosis: Depression

    Oct 10, 2019
    Depression in teenagers, teenage boys in particular can be tricky to deal with. It can be hard for a parent to distinguish between normal adolescent mood swings and something more severe.
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