If so, I can help.
Believe it or not most teens think about these things. Being a teen is rough. But, you don’t need me to tell you that. You live it everyday. However, I work with teens like you and I learn so much from each and every one of you. I remember how lonely I was when I was a teen and how much I needed help. But, I hid it really well. My parents swore there was nothing wrong with me. I got straight As and played sports so I must have been okay, right?
No way. If you are reading this, then you are probably wondering whether or not you might benefit from talking to someone like me. If you are thinking about it, you probably would benefit. Here is how I can help you.
It depends who you talk to but no you don’t have to be crazy to go to therapy. Most teens I work with really like therapy. It’s the only place that is actually their own space. Here’s what you need to know. You and I will work together to talk about what is bothering you and how I can help you. I let you take the lead. If there are some days you don’t want to talk that’s fine. As I said, it’s YOUR TIME. Also, what you tell me is confidential, meaning it stays between you and me, except if you tell me you are going to hurt yourself or someone else or that someone has abused you. Then, I have to tell your parents and/or the local authorities. Because my number one job is to keep you safe.
You are also probably wondering if you will be in therapy forever. No, probably not forever. We will monitor your progress along the way and when we feel your goals have been reached, then, we will terminate treatment.
If you are wondering if I am going to think you are crazy, I won’t. I have been working with teens for fifteen years now and have dealt with a wide variety of issues. Some of the things I have dealt with are suicide, cutting, sexual identity, sexual issues, sexual abuse, physical abuse, trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, bipolar, ADHD, relationship issues, problems with family, identity issues, gang violence, drug and alcohol abuse, OCD, psychosis, school problems, social anxiety, and many more.
If you feel like you could benefit from therapy, the first step is to have one of your parents/legal guardians contact me to set up an initial consultation. During the first visit, we will get a chance to feel each other out and see if we make a connection or have a “good fit” to work together further. Please don’t hesitate to call if you feel like I might be able to help you.
Call today (714) 743-6957