Support for your Teenager
Adolescent years are challenging. Whether it be anxiety, depression, peer pressure, conflict with friends at school, or loneliness due to social anxiety/bullying- parents often find it hard to offer support when at times their teen shuts down. This is why an outside person can be extremely helpful in giving your teen support, without creating conflict between you and your child. Typically when teens are argumentative and reactive, it is due to underline mental health and self esteem struggles. What often can look ‘disrespectful’ on the outside is more often than not, a lot of pain happening in their inner world. Teenage years are some of our most formational ones, rich with social development, self discovery, puberty, identity formation, and more. While this time in our lives can be fun and rewarding, it can also be met with challenges and insecurities. Therapy for teenagers can be a valuable space to unpack challenges, and address any anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or other struggles that come from it.