Adolescent Therapy

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To be a teenager in today’s world can be exciting and exhilarating but also overwhelming and scary. With so much access to social media through the Internet, TV, cell phones, and texting, teenagers are more exposed than ever. With hormonal changes, peer pressure, complex family dynamics, parental and school demands, it is easy (sometimes unavoidable) for adolescents to feel flooded with emotions.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whether a teenager is struggling at school, in the middle of their parent’s divorce, adjusting to a remarried family, or dealing with bullying and difficult relationships at school, it can be difficult for teenagers to contain and grasp all the different emotions they feel and find effective coping skills. Turning inward and stewing in their challenges alone is often the more natural and common, if potentially destructive, solution for adolescents. However, many times this approach results in teenagers feeling overwhelmed, helpless, afraid and alone.

Benefits For Adolescent Therapy

Adolescent Therapy can be beneficial for people looking to find a safe space to talk about their feelings, experiences, and difficulties with a professional who is not directly related to, or conflicted by, their family and friends. Therapy can provide teenagers an opportunity to understand their growing emotions better and learn how to separate emotional reactions with clear and thoughtful responses.

A seasoned professional can validate and normalize a teenagers’ experience and help guide them to develop more effective communication skills with peers and family members. Further, therapy can create a safe space for teenagers to explore new and undiscovered parts about themselves, voicing these hidden strengths and energies by getting in touch with their needs, goals, and aspirations. As a result, therapy can show positive changes in teenagers’ confidence and self-esteem, something most adolescents have a difficult time dealing with as they begin to mature and individuate.

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I offer a complimentary 15 minutes of consultation to help you determine if my services might be right for you. Call today to schedule your first appointment and take the next step in finding relief!