Children and adolescents experience a much higher level of stress and anxiety than in the past. School can be hard to navigate between keeping up with grades and the struggles of making new friends. As a parent you may feel shut out and worried about the emotional state of your child/ adolescent. You may wonder if they experiement with drugs or feel the pressures to have sex, or if they are being bullied for being different.
As a therapist it is important to identify their strengths and to take pride in who they are by building confidence. Therapy can help improve self esteem, social skills, and academic achievement. This can be achieved through individual and/ or group therapy using play therapy techniques for children who may have trouble focusing or teen counseling for those struggling with the drama of high school peer pressure and seemingly unrealistic expectations.