Are you a teen and feel that no one understands you or what you are going through?

 Being a teen is hard enough. This phase of life can be very difficult and full of struggles. This time can be full of many emotions such a fear, confusion, sadness, or anger.

 As a teen are you:

  • Feeling overly stressed, overwhelmed, or anxious?

  • Feeling tired, drained, or empty?

  • Being bullied?

  • Struggling to make friends?

  • Struggling with school and keeping up?

  • Struggling with family issues?

Therapy is a great safe space where you can talk about things that are coming up for you or bothering you. You can create a connection and learn to trust someone who will not judge what you have to say or share. A therapist can really understand what you are going through and help you work through your problems and learn skills that you can use in the future. It is much better to share what is going on for you rather than holding or stuffing it in because when we do so, it ends up with us acting out, exploding, or becoming very overwhelmed.

Are you a parent who is concerned about your teenage son or daughter’s emotional and behavioral health?

 As a parent are you:

  •  Completely confused or frustrated about how to connect with your teen?

  • Worried about your teen’s health? Confused about hormones and emotions?

  • Worried that you teen is depressed? Isolating?

  • Worried that your teen is struggling with anxiety or excessive worry?

  • Concerned about their grades, school, or ability to focus?

  • Unsure why your teen is constantly fighting with you or with their siblings?

It is very difficult to feel at a loss with your teen. These years are fraught with emotions and hormones. However, these are also the most important years as this is when adolescents' sense of self and identity is formed. Struggling teens may shows signs of their pain or distress or they hide their feelings and emotions. Many times these behaviors can be a result of changes in their life such as moving, changing schools, losing friends or relationships, or parental separation. Sometimes though, the reason may be more internal.

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
— Vincent Van Gogh

Due to this disconnect with you teen, you may also be dealing with various emotions such as anger, frustration, fear, or sadness. Trying to understand your teen may feel impossible.

There are many reasons why adolescents benefit from psychotherapy and also why parents of teens benefit from therapy! 

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