THERAPY FOR TEENS
It's hard to see your teen go from being a happy, carefree kid to a tense, withdrawn teen. Being a teenager is complicated, but you can help them by finding the right support.
YOU CAN TAKE A DEEP BREATH HERE.
You worry about your kid... All. The. Time. It’s hard to see them struggling with anxiety. They feel nervous about school, friendships or even Covid-19. They tend to fixate on past mistakes or have emotional meltdowns over seemingly small things. They even sometimes become overwhelmed and paralyzed with decision-making. You're starting to notice them withdrawing from you, and you’re not sure why.
As a parent, you can't help but be confused. Did I fail them in some way? What did I miss? You just want them to be their best self. And, it’s okay to not know how you all got here or what to do.
Therapy can help people, including your kid, work through what's getting in the way of them being their best self. Therapy isn't a magical cure—and it can't do it alone—but it might give just the right kind of support to help them navigate the challenges of being a teenager.
THERE IS NOTHING "WRONG" WITH YOU.
As someone who survived the teenage years, being a teenager is one of the toughest periods of your life. There is pressure to perform well in school. Friends sometimes are not the nicest friends after all. You're trying to figure out who you are and whether there is a place to belong in the world. You're doing your best to make it through when it often feels like you're never good enough.
You might be wondering about therapy and whether or not you'd like it. So, what is it about?
Therapy is a private space where you can just... be. You have room to slow down, actually hear your thoughts and maybe figure out some of the stuff that's making you angry or confused. Therapy with me might be us talking about something that bothered you that week, making art or listening to music that means something to you, or learning techniques that give you back clarity and control from your anxiety in the moment.
I'm excited to get to know you.