My Teen Isn’t Thriving


A Note From The Santa Monica Teen & Family Therapist

If a teen isn’t thriving, it’s important for parents to reach out and consult with a professional — that they might understand why. – Sandra

Often, parents contact me expressing concern about their child’s behavior. Some complaints I’ve commonly heard are:

* Isolating in their room
* Angry all the time
* Explodes at the drop of a hat
* Swings between happiness and hopelessness
* Too shy to make friends
* Not able to keep up with their schoolwork

Each of these situations may have a different cause, and require a different approach. One of the first things I do after getting the call is to invite the parents in for a free parent consultation to explore the teen’s history. I want to fully understand their journey thus far.

When did the symptoms first occur?
What efforts were made to help the situation?
What worked, and why?
What didn’t work, and why?

For it is only through understanding what has led up to this moment that I can make my best recommendations for putting together a plan that will result in a more permanent solution.

If your teen or young adult child is struggling socially or emotionally, I can help you to discover the cause and remedy it.

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