Adolescence can be such an exciting time. Teens are exploring new interests, making new friends, navigating new relationships with family members and trying to figure out where they fit in the world. Unfortunately, these transitions don’t always go as smoothly as we’d like, and can be incredibly challenging and confusing for teens and parents!
Teens can experience a wide variety of issues including:
Pressure to achieve perfection in school and extracurricular activities, as well as thinking about and planning for college, can be overwhelming. Teens and parents can find themselves stretched thin and unable to cope. Together we’ll discuss ways to manage stress, identify priorities, practice self-care and find ways to cope and restore balance in your teen’s life.
Depression and Anxiety
Does your teen seem down, or irritable and worried? Your teen is not alone in experiencing these feelings. Approximately 10-15% of teenagers suffer from depressive symptoms. Giving them a safe space to talk about what is happening can be extremely helpful in managing these feelings. We can help your teen find ways to cope and find balance again.
Do you feel like your relationship with your teen has completely changed? Do you struggle to connect? Do you feel like they are a different person? Shifting roles from parenting a child to parenting a teen can be a rocky road. It can be confusing and frustrating to figure out new boundaries and ways to communicate. We can help you forge a new relationship that is satisfying, rewarding, and based on mutual trust and understanding.
Adolescence is an exciting time of developing interests and figuring out one’s identity. This can be confusing and your teen may find him/herself questioning who they are and what they want to be. We can explore your teen’s passions and values and help him/her feel at home with him/herself. We can also provide career and college counseling.
Music and Sports
Is your teen a high-achieving musician or athlete? Teens with special talents in these areas find themselves under immense pressure to achieve perfection, which can lead to stress and anxiety. We have a special interest in providing support to these teens to help them find balance and satisfaction in doing what they love.