The adolescent years, even under optimal circumstances, can be difficult to navigate and full of changes. Teens often feel it is hard to find someone they can safely open up to and trust and often don’t want to talk to their parents about their struggles. Over time, emotional and behavioral issues can develop such as engaging in self-destructive behaviors like substance abuse, self-harm, anxiety, and depression. A sense of hopeless may develop and it’s important for them to know they don’t have to suffer in silence. Therapy can serve as an outlet and a source for learning healthy ways to cope with life’s challenges.
My experience with teens has taught me that being non-judgmental and genuine are two of the most important traits a therapist can possess to have a productive relationship. Feedback I have received from some of the teens I have helped includes being told that I am easy to talk to, down to earth, and that I am looked up to. The process of getting started can be a difficult undertaking for a teen and his/her parent(s), and I am here to help. Please contact me today and let me help you get started.