As an experienced teen therapist, I can help answer your questions regarding concerns about teen depression, adolescent anxiety, peer-relationship issues, learning challenges and high school performance issues, and effective parenting practices.
I believe it is important for parents to check in regularly with their teenager. In fact, try to set aside 20 minutes every day to talk to your child about their day and if they have any concerns. If you learn that they are unhappy, or notice that your teen’s behavior has significantly changed at home, I suggest that you check in with your child’s school to discover find if they are noticing similar changes in your adolescent.
Major warning signs that I warn parents to be on the look out for include: your teen consciously avoiding their friends, changing their eating habits, spending a lot of time alone, and/or being unable to sleep at night. Other reasons I might recommend therapy for your teenager is when there is a lot of stress at home. Illness, divorce, financial pressures, and death of beloved family members can all throw a teen into an emotional tailspin.
Working with me can help you as a parent to support your teen, as well as improve the communication between you. Sometimes, a neutral third party can help put things into perspective and offer solutions not previously considered. As a teen counselor specializing in the treatment of adolescent phase of life issues, I can assist your family in find the solutions to problems at home or at school, strengthen your family relationships, and give your teen skills that they need to thrive in today’s society.