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Child/Teen

It may be more difficult to be a kid than ever before with the complexities of social media, peer pressure, dating, electronics, divorce, racism, blended families, parental pressures, and societal expectations. How does a child navigate through these challenges in a healthy way where these challenges make them stronger? I believe “Kids do well if they can” which means all kids want to do well. So if your child is not doing well in a particular domain, the question is “what is preventing him or her from doing well?” One crucial component is to provide a safe space for kids and teens to be brutally honest and sort through complicated thoughts and feelings is an effective way to stay healthy. Having worked with hundreds of young kids and teens, both myself and caregivers can collaboratively bridge the gap and help children succeed.

Some common challenges with kids and teens may include:

  • Sadness

  • School refusal

  • Excessive worrying

  • Poor academic grades

  • Social Skills difficulties

  • Sleeping difficulties

  • Defiant behaviors

  • Low self-esteem

  • Bereavement

  • Anger and Aggression

  • Substance Abuse

  • School Transitions

  • Bullying

  • Dating challenges

  • Self-harm behaviors

  • LGBTQ+ concerns

So if you are ready to give your child or teen the support that he or she needs, please contact me for a FREE phone consultation.