Is your child having difficulty expressing or handling their emotions or adjusting to a recent change or stressor? Are you having trouble communicating with your child or adolescent? Have you or your family been trying to find answers to your concerns and are looking for a supportive environment to share these concerns while developing a plan using many of the strengths you may already have?
In my work with children, I emphasize the importance of getting to know each child in a way that feels safe and comfortable for them. It is important that I am able to gain a clear understanding of your child’s view of the world to assist them in expressing their experiences in a way that is meaningful and met with patience and connection.
Below are just a few examples of concerns that may be addressed in therapy with children:
The transition from childhood to adolescence can be a challenging time physically, emotionally, and socially for many teens. While it is normal for teens to experience mood changes and varying emotional states, significant changes in the intensity and duration of emotional issues may interfere with your teen’s functioning across school, community, and home settings. Therapy can provide a supportive environment where your teen can freely express their experiences and emotions, build self-esteem and cope with current life stressors in ways that emphasize your teen’s interests, preferred way of communication, and personal strengths.
Below are just a few examples of issues that can be addressed in adolescent/teen therapy:
Is your family struggling to communicate in a positive way? Does it feel like you and your child are having the same arguments over and over without resolution? Are you experiencing stress related to parenting concerns? Do you desire a closer connection with your child or teen but are unsure about where to start? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may benefit from family therapy services.
Topics that can be addressed in family therapy include:
If you are interested in how therapy can help your child, teen, and family cope with these and other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.