Growth, at any age, can be challenging. Since children and teens are literally in the throes of growth, they face many new experiences and feelings each year, month, and day!
Many life issues can contribute to the adolescent feeling sad, depressed, angry, misunderstood, bullied, frightened or anxious. The reasons for these feelings can be of a personal nature or can be to do with their environment. Distressing feelings can manifest in various ways for different young people; for example aggression, eating disorders, self-harm, depression, low self-esteem or suicidal thoughts.
When working with teenagers my aim is to view the world through their eyes, and help them to identify, appreciate and reach a deeper level of understanding of what might be contributing to these difficulties. Identifying the issues, understanding how they have evolved and exploring better ways of resolving their particular troubles can be very helpful to the young person.
My goal is to help children and teens identify what is troubling them, get to the root of the issue, and develop strategies that will help them cope and feel better, and reach their full potential.
Some of our most effective therapeutic treatments to help young people feel their best are:
Comprehensive evaluation process to learn about the following:
Formulate an accurate diagnosis
Identification of issues
Feedback and treatment plan recommendations
Adolescent sessions are typically on a fortnighly basis and last an hour .