Kids struggle with coping and processing issues just as adults do. When you need support in helping your child learn positive and effective coping skills to manage issues, I can assist with this. I use different techniques to help children identify feelings and learn healthy ways of coping with these issues. These coping skills will help them as they grow into well adjusted adults. My services can help children improve self esteem, manage anxiety, and depression, life transitions (change of schools, divorce, additions to families, grief, etc.). I specialize in working with children and trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, accident, medical conditions, and natural disasters, etc.).
This is a time of tremendous growth and change. Sometimes these transitions can become overwhelming for the adolescent and they may not know how to deal with these new feelings. This is when they might turn to use drugs and alcohol, self-harming behaviors (cutting, picking, pulling, burning), suicidal thoughts or attempts, sexual behaviors, physical violence, or withdrawing and isolating. I can help your adolescent learn how to build positive coping strategies to help them get through this time. I also help teens who have experienced trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, accident, medical conditions, and natural disasters, etc.).
There are many reasons one chooses to seek guidance and support from a counselor. Whether it be struggling with family issues or dealing with a stressful situation at work; therapy can assist with identifying and learning new ways to cope with the many challenges of life. There may also be a trauma that has occurred such as abuse, divorce, assault, car accident, loss of a loved one, or being a first responder that is causing difficulties in getting through daily life. Whatever the issues you face, I can help you address it and move toward a happier, healthier you.