Adolescence is a time of both confusion and discovery. This transitional period for many teens can bring up issues of independence, self identity, self esteem, anxiety, and depression. Let us work together in order to make this transformative period more manageable and less scary.
I believe that the most difficult job is working on ourselves but it is also the most rewarding. Whether you are dealing with severe anxiety or depression, or questioning choices you are making, we work together in order to gain insight and learn healthy coping skills in managing challenges faced and the feelings associated with them.
Children just like adults experience difficult life events such as trauma, parental divorce, loss and grief, and abuse and just like adults experience feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, and anger. Therapy can provide children with a safe environment where they can make meaning out of their actions and feelings.
Just like individuals need fine tuning on their communication skills, so do families. In order to improve family functioning, individuals learn the importance of taking each other’s perspective, valuing one another and verbalizing emotional needs.