The adolescent years are an exciting and complicated time.

You try really hard to be there for your teen and to understand them, but the emotional roller coaster can become exhausting.  It seems that no matter what you do or say, it’s simply the wrong thing and you feel as if you made things worse.  Your teen may be having a tough time right now talking with you about things that are going on.  It may seem like the more you try to get them to talk to you, the more they push you away.  They may even tell you that you just won’t get it.

You become worried and feel helpless knowing that your child needs help managing their stress, anxiety, depression or one of the many other issues that come along with being an adolescent.  You want to ease their burdens and get them back on track; you just don’t know how to do that – yet.

Let’s face it, while it can be wonderful and amazing at times, with advances in technology, today’s teenagers face issues that cell phones and social media has changed or amplified.  Many teens are also trying to juggle busy schedules of school, extracurricular activities, possibly a job, friends and family obligations.  Additionally, your teen is dealing with the physical and emotional changes that are associated with puberty.  

Along with social pressures and navigating the endless possibilities of what they are going to do with their future, confronting these issues and changes can become overwhelming.

Being a Teenager is HARD

Feeling Overwhelmed and Stressed Out

Right now, your teen may be feeling like everything continues to pile up on them with the never-ending demands of schoolwork, grades, and social drama that they can’t seem to get away from thanks to social media.

They feel that parents do not even remotely understand how difficult it is to be a teenager in today’s society.  They might be thinking, “please do not tell me another story of how you did things when you were my age, it’s not the same!” Or they might come right out and tell you that. 

They also might feel that if they make one mistake or say something wrong it will be plastered all over social media, not just by their friends, but by their parents, because their parents used social media to vent.  

Expectations are high, from their parents, their teachers and even from themselves and their trying to figure out how to navigate it all. And currently, they are trying to do it during a global pandemic.

The good news is you do not have to go through it alone.

Teen therapy will offer your teen a safe, supportive, and confidential space where they can talk about the issues that are concerning them as well as provide the tools that will help them to thrive in high school and not just survive.

I work with teens and parents to navigate the muddy landscape of adolescence.  My goal is to help adolescents handle their emotions more effectively, connect with the people they care about, face up to their fears, and achieve their goals.  I also equip parents with tools to communicate with their teen more effectively and rebuild healthy parent/child relationships.

Our sessions will also be conducted via online video counseling which will give increased privacy for your teen.  This eliminates all concerns of someone your teen knows seeing them walk into my office or running into someone they know at my office.

Common issues I see with adolescents are:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem/self-confidence
  • Body image issues
  • Relationship issues (family & friends)
  • Engagement in risky behavior
  • Coping with social pressure/party culture
  • Figuring out what it is you want post-graduation
  • Dating issues
  • Peer pressure & Social anxiety
  • Parent/sibling struggles
  • Communication difficulties
  • Internet addiction
  • Substance use issues

Next Steps For Teen Therapy

Beginning therapy can have a profound impact on almost every aspect of your life.

I know that finding the right therapist and even reaching out to a therapist can make you feel uneasy and overwhelmed.  I want to help make you feel at ease about booking a session with me by encouraging you to check out my bio, FAQs, and my blog, to get a better idea of who I am and how I work.

I offer a complimentary 20 minute consult call to help you learn more about my teen therapy services and to see if I am the best therapist to support you and your teen..

I invite you to reach out to me today and book your complimentary 20 minute consult call.

I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you in any way that I can.