Teenagers face many pressures today. Cell phones, computers, social media, peer pressure, body and brain growing and changing as much as occurred between birth and 1 yr of age.
Teenagers isolate more in their rooms during these years. Adolescents need 10-12 hours of sleep per day. They are often tired and don’t always make healthy food choices. Parental relationships become strained as communication decreases as they vegin the separation/ differentiation process to prepare them to leave when it is time for college.
Common reasons Adolescents see a therapist:
- Defiance: not listening to parents
- High risk behaviors: driving recklessly, drinking alcohol excessively, DUI, smoking cannabis too much
- Verbal aggression
- Physical aggression
- Poor impulse control: Shoplifting, stealing, lying
- Mood Swings
- Depressed mood due to menstrstiin
- Self- mutilation (cutting)
- Poor school performancDifficukry with relationship ending.
- Chronic pain
- Social anxiety when interacting in public or with peers
- Performance Anxiety
- Excessive worry
- Poor grades
- Loss of pet
- Death of friend,pet or family member
- Victim of bullying or cyberbullying
- Bullying others or cyberbullying peers
- Significant family stressors
- Confusion about what they want to do after high school
- Inability to forgive
- Lack empathy for others.
- Complains of stomach aches/headaches/ generalized pain.
- Suicidal thinking
- Thinking of causing harm to others
- Harming animal
- Gender Identity issues
- Low self-esteem
- Body Image
- Compulsive Eating
- Issues with starving self
- Excessive Worry
- Panic Attacks
- Difficulty sleeping, frequent waking, or wakes up two hours early
- Directly experience emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse.
- Witnessing violence, witnessing someone close to them wxperornce violence or harm
- Controlling boyfriend/girlfriend
- Lacks assertiveness skills
- Visual, auditory, orvtactile hallucinations
- Selective Mutism
Kay utilizes evidence-based treatments such as: sandtray therapy, play therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, and EFT to hep teens resolve issues and difficulties they may be facing. There are some issues teens face that Kay will recommend family therapy, as well as individual therapy sessions.
Kay is looking forward to working with you. You know yourself best. You have many strengths and as your therapist it is my job to provide a non-judgemental, safe space and a respectful and compassionate presence. It is my goal to guide you along the path to become the best you can be. I will provide opportunities for you to heal from painful circumstances and teach you skills to help you confront the difficulties life throws at you.
We are not born knowing howvto deal with every adversity we face, but we are born with an innate and strengthen your inner resiliency.
Never, never, never give up. Call today!