Adolescents

Adolescence is the battleground for freedom and responsibility. Sound familiar? Does it feel like your teen is trying to slip away from you and the family? Understanding the right way to separate allows for an adolescent to fulfill the developmental process of leaving your home to create his/her own home, and you to maintain a loving, supportive role in the adolescent life of your son or daughter.
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Counseling adolescents can assist families to listen, communicate and build relationships in a healthy, enduring fashion.

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Stress/ Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Neglect/ Abuse
  • Trauma neurological impact on executive thinking and impulsiveness
  • Adoption and Attachment concerns
  • Life transitions and Separation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Low self-esteem/ Self worth
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Problems with homework or friendships at school

Goals for Counseling:

  • Strengthen the parent / teen relationship
  • Understand and decrease sibling rivalry
  • Identify developmental milestones for adolescents
  • Manage anxiety
  • Manage depression
  • Anger management
  • Identify a sense of identity
  • Strengthen internal structure ~ fortitude against peer pressure
  • Address self-harm behavior
  • Poor academic performance
  • Difficulty with peer relationships
  • Appropriate boundaries with authority
  • Working through conflict
  • Respect for self and others
  • Address grief and loss concerns

Connect at the heart…to provide hope for the future.

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