Helping teens not only survive, but thrive!
You don’t have to be crazy to go to therapy
It depends who you talk to, but no, you don’t have to be crazy to go to therapy. One of the great things about social media and your generation is that it has normalized and encouraged mental health treatment. After all, there is an adolescent mental health crisis in this country. I’ve also found that teens were severely affected by the pandemic in so many ways.
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. But, it will be an investment of your time and energy. The more you put in, the more benefit you will receive. It will take awhile to undo unhealthy behavior patterns and learn new ways of being. We will monitor your progress along the way and when we feel your goals have been reached, then, we will terminate treatment.
I have been working with teens for over 20 years.
If you are wondering if I am going to think you are crazy or judge you, I won’t. I have been working with teens for over 20 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.
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