Do you think your child may be struggling with anxiety, stress or anger? Do any of these sound familiar?
- No longer wanting to spend time with friends or family.
- They seem tired, irritable, or have trouble concentrating.
- Perfectionism is beginning to disrupt their daily life.
- Their relationships may look unhealthy or have poor boundaries.
- They see to be engrossed in their phone, to the point that they have trouble doing much else.
- Worrying about things that really don’t seem like a big deal or that don’t make sense.
- Feeling bad about themselves or lacking the confidence that you have in them.
The pressure to “fit in” can be huge, and dealing with the pressures can be overwhelming. Maybe you’ve tried to help, but you’re not sure what to do. Children, tweens and teens often can be hesitant to talk to adults about what is bothering them. They may be scared of getting in trouble, dreading a lecture, or just not want to be told that they’re wrong. This is where working with a counselor can help. I have the best interest of your child at heart, and I provide an environment that helps them feel more comfortable in discussing their lives.
With my experience in community mental health and as a school social worker I have developed a deep understanding of all the difficulties teens face on a day to day basis and can help them build on their strengths and overcome their problems. I will work with you and your child to help in making it successfully through what can be a very challenging time. I’ve spent my entire career helping teens and their families, and I would love to do the same for you and yours.
I work with children and teens ages 12-18.