Therapy for Adolescents (Age 15+)
Is your teenage child pulling away or showing signs of depression and anxiety? Is he or she acting out in some way, trying to be seen and heard? Has your family experienced a significant loss or traumatic event?
It is normal for teens to begin to separate or individuate from their parents. Your relationship with your child will definitely change while they are trying to figure out who they are, separate from their parents. Teenagers can be irritable, argumentative, and easily distracted, but they are also imaginative, enthusiastic, and passionate about the world and their place in it. No matter what your teenager is going through, therapy can be a helpful tool for them to become more self-aware, self-confident, and make choices now that will promote their happiness and well-being in the future.
I have experience helping teens and their families understand these challenges, find more useful–and less stressful–ways of handling these situations, and grow in ways that help set up the teen for a bright future. I provide a safe, understanding, and relaxed environment where teens can find their voice and be given the objective support and guidance that is sometimes needed when families feel stuck and unsure of how to move forward.