Child and Adolescent Counseling
Children and teens experience unique pressures. They need someone who gets them – who understands this pivotal period of development.
Every experience is a first — milestone, after milestone, after milestone.
At the same time, youth must navigate the difficult waters of discovering their personal identities, forming relationships, and learning how to handle competing demands.
Growing up is tough. Sometimes, it can be too much.
You feel helpless – maybe even heartbroken – watching your child struggle.
But don’t be discouraged
Children often need help making meaning of their experiences. While being faced with similar emotional challenges as adults, children do not have the same ability to verbally express what they are feeling. They may not know how to make sense of what is happening to them. We can navigate these barriers with your child and offer support so your child can learn how to manage their emotions. They can learn skills and gain tools to help them cope.
Teens may be more selective in what they share and with whom. The signs of mental health difficulties are not always as obvious in teens. They may not know how to effectively ask for help. Teens learning how to advocate for themselves and communicate their needs and concerns is critical to their success. We understand the emotional and social difficulties that teens face today.
This is where we come in.
Our goal is to utilize your child’s unique characteristics and strengths to overcome any obstacle in their path.
First, we’ll validate and help your child normalize his or her emotions during this trying time.
We feel strongly about encouraging your child to accept his or her own unique journey and the challenges it may present. Everyone faces many obstacles in life, and exploring barriers that prevent success is essential. All the while, we’ll focus on how to process and respond to the emotional responses and reactions that your child experiences in order to promote healing and emotional well-being.
We know you want your child to live a happy and healthy life. That’s why we work with you, as well, to help you understand your child’s unique needs and how you can assist your child to reach his or her goals.
We can help!
With years of experience working with youth, we understand the issues that children and teens face regarding school, family, relationships, and life in general. We work with parents, schools, and other caregivers to provide support and help correct problematic behaviors that might be interfering with school or other activities.
You don’t have to do this alone!