The teenage years can be tough. Adolescents wrestle with big questions: Who am I? Where do I belong? What do I believe and value? Yet teens are also capable of great ingenuity, dedication, courage, and heart. Many teens may face other heavy issues, such as family conflict, academic stress, bullying, self-injury, risky behaviors, rage, anxiety, depression, mental illness, trauma, and shame.
Even though parents often feel their teens are trying to push them away, teens still need strong connections with wise and caring adults in order to successfully navigate these confusing times. Psychotherapy can provide a safe, confidential place for adolescents to explore difficult questions and life circumstances, and it can also help to strengthen relationships between teens and other important people in their lives.
We frequently work with teens individually to achieve their personal goals for growth and healing, and we occasionally also lead teen groups. Please contact us for a free consultation session, to see if working with us might be a good fit for you and your family.
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