Teen Counseling

 

Being a teenager can be tough! These in-between years of not being a “kid” but neither being a “full-fledged adult” can bring about a lot of anxiety, worry and confusion for both adolescents and parents.

Teens often deal with many stressors at home, in school and in their social life, and can benefit from a safe space to be themselves, and to learn coping skills to deal with life’s challenges.

From a neurobiological standpoint, this is a sensitive time of increased brain growth and hormonal changes. Because of the tendency towards dysregulation, secure relationships with a trusted adult is critical for healthy adolescent development. 

I work with teens individually, with parents separately, or with the whole family together to help you navigate the challenges of this developmental period.

I draw upon my experience working at an agency specifically for adolescents and their families, and I work with teens struggling with many challenging issues, including:

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Self-Harm

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Social-Anxiety

  • Body-Image Issues

  • Bullying

  • Family Conflict & Communication Issues

  • Academic Stress

  • LGBTQ-Related Issues