Adolescence can be an extremely difficult & confusing time not only for teens but also for parents & the family System as a whole. this stage of life brings about many changes to a teens body, emotions, & relationships. They are hit with intense emotional waves that are often times unpredictable & consuming. During this transition from childhood they begin to explore their identity, sexuality, & autonomy. They may be confronted with difficult social & Academic pressures which can fuel insecurities & acting out behavior. Teens are experimenting with testing limits & boundaries which can be scary for parents. The parent-child relationship can change drastically & communication can become difficult.
The good news is that I can help! I am really excited to embark on this journey with you & your teenager. Because trust & privacy are usually very important to my adolescent clients, I like to tell parents upfront that I will be asking you to place your trust in me. Generally I do not report all of the details of the sessions unless your teen wants me to or gives me permission. The reason for this is to create a strong therapeutic relationship with your teen so that they can speak freely without worrying about whether or not what they are saying will be kept confidential. That being said, please know that you will be the first to know if I have any concerns whatsoever for the health or safety of your child. If you have any questions or concerns about this please know that we can talk more about this in our first session.