• Child & Adolescent Therapy

    Does your child have trouble dealing with their emotions? Is your teen under a lot of stress? Do they not seem as happy as they once did?

    As they grow, children and adolescents develop social skills and emotional intelligence. This awareness helps them to develop into healthy, happy, and successful individuals. But some children have trouble processing their emotions and this often leads to behavior that negatively impacts their school life, home life, and overall well-being.

    Most of us remember our teenage years as a combination of great fun, burgeoning freedom, and a tremendous amount of stress. During this time our hormone levels are skyrocketing, making us feel emotionally out of control. We also feel a greater need to perform well academically and fit into social circles, amplified nowadays with the never-ending pressures to keep up on social media. All of this stress can take its toll on a teen’s mental health and even lead to issues like substance abuse, eating disorders, or suicidal thoughts.

    Therapy offers children and adolescents a safe space to work through their thoughts and emotions. With the help of a specialized therapist like myself, children can resolve problems, modify behaviors, and make positive and lasting changes.

    Who is Therapy Right for? At every age, children and teens can be faced with life’s challenges.

    The following are some of the events and scenarios that can impact a young person’s mental health and well-being:

    • Bullying
    • Social media pressures
    • Questioning sexuality and/or gender identity
    • Moving or attending a new school
    • The death of a loved one (including pets)
    • Low self-esteem
    • Parents’ divorce
    • Integrating with step-families
    • Problematic gaming
    • Social anxiety
    • Sadness
    • Anger & behavioral concerns
    • Difficulty making friends
    • Inattention and hyperactivity
    • Physical or sexual abuse
    • Domestic violence
    • Family member with addiction

    Therapy is not a quick fix to a young person’s behavioral or emotional issues. It is instead a thoughtful and comprehensive process that provides children and teens with insights and skills so that they may become masters of their thoughts and feelings. This, in essence, is how children develop into happy, healthy, and successful adults. If you would like to explore treatment options for your child, please reach out today.