My Approach to Helping
Adolescence is a difficult period of life. Thinking back to my own teenage years, I am struck by how much emotion and confusion I felt, and how bewildering life could be. If you have a teen yourself, you might remember similar feelings but be confounded by your own son or daughter. At times it may seem impossible to get through to him or her or even understand him or her. In the best of times this causes simple miscommunication and frustration, but for some it can feel much more serious.
Teens who are seemly beyond reach, who are engaging in worrying behavior, are getting in trouble in school, or showing signs of serious mental illness push most parents to the limits. If this is you, and you're worried about your teen, I can help.
I work almost exclusively with teens and have for the last 8 years. I offer a safe space for you to share your concerns and for your son or daughter to open up and make changes.
Depression and anxiety are common issues that I can help your son or daughter with, that can show up in surprising ways. As most teens lack the ability to really reflect on what they are feeling, difficult emotions often become expressed in behavior, which in turn can lead to trouble. Sound like your teen?
If you're worried about any of this, or have concerns about your teen in general feel free to call me. We'll find a time to speak and see if I can be of help.