These are your formative years. As you move through the transformative process of adolescence into young adulthood, it can be a delicate time for your emotional and identity development. You are learning who you are, what you want to be, and what you’re interested in. Therapy can be a place for you to feel safe to explore your feelings, empowered to make life choices, supported in your individuality, and educated to better understand how to navigate when times get tough.
Learning difficulties such as ADHD, emotional turmoil, traumatic experiences – these are all variables that can make growing up even harder than it already is. With over 18 years spent working with children in the DFCS, as well as time spent counseling families and children individually, I have the skills and experience necessary to offer support to youth who are learning to live with or process struggles such as these.
I can also offer support to the parents/family of the child that struggles with mental health challenges or learning difficulties, providing targeted services to address unbalanced family systems, strengthen empathy and compassion between family members, and emphasize communication as central to a harmonious family atmosphere.
Even if you’re just struggling to keep up with the demands of school, family, and social life, questions like “What do I want to do in life?” and “Who am I?” swimming around in your head don’t make things easier.
When it feels your inner and outer worlds are going through a hailstorm of change, learning how to balance your schoolwork and social life, planning for your future, and managing friendships/relationships are skill sets which therapy can help you develop. Let us help you strengthen those positive traits and abilities that make you who you are, while helping you to identify and change those unhealthy tendencies we all invariably struggle with.
"It takes a lot of courage to grow up and become who you really are"
- E.E. Cummings