A Unique Time In Your Life
Adolescence is certainly a unique time in your life. It is the midway point between being a child and an adult. This period of your growth can be really intense at times, very confusing, and sometimes overwhelming. You’re not alone and even if you’re feeling alone, you don’t have to be.
Typical Issues for Teens
If you are experiencing emotional pain and conflict, there are usually additional reasons that may be stressful such as: anxiety about certain people or situations; trouble communicating with your parents or a sibling; academic challenges at school; struggling in your relationships with friends; feeling misunderstood; feeling lonely or withdrawn; not sure how to express your needs; or sudden changes in your mood.
You Aren’t Alone
Actually, these feelings you’re having are pretty normal. Everyone who is an adult has gone through their own teenage years and often experienced the very struggles that you’re having right now.
Almost every teenager I have worked with has told me they have lots of questions about life in general. Sometimes they are confused about who they are and what they want in life. Talking about this with anyone, let alone a complete stranger can be challenging…and if you are open to getting some help, it might be much easier than you think.
This takes trust. That’s why your sessions are confidential. After starting to work with me, the vast majority of teenagers I get to work with express that they feel relieved because they have a safe place to talk about things that were difficult to share with others. They also say this this helps remove or at least lessen the pressure they feel.
It’s Your Decision
So, someone in your family cares enough about you and may have contacted me about counseling. You may not want to go. Maybe you’re just not sure. I get it. That was me many years ago. But if we are going to meet, even for just one time, I want you to know that you will be in a safe place.
And I know that just my having a license, degrees, and credentials doesn’t necessarily mean that we are going to be a good fit. The key to successful therapy is in developing a good rapport with your therapist. Remember, this is for you. Ultimately, it is you who will decide if I am a good fit for what you need.
Contact me and we can talk about it on the phone. If you decide you want to give this a try and you are open, I want you to know that I’ll in your corner and will work with you to help you get what you need.