“I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”-Carl Jung
The teen years offer significant growth and challenges with developmental changes, more responsibility, their identity, all while facing tough choices with social and academic demands. Peer relationships and their developing brains often times create havoc in their bodies and ultimately are left feeling helpless, emotional, and irrational. Counseling can helps teens work work through challenges they face, learn how to cope in their environment, identify their strengths, and develop their identity.
I approach teen therapy similar to play therapy. Often times, teens do not feel comfortable talking in session or never learned their emotional vocabulary. Expressive arts, therapeutic games, and interactive toys helps teens feel more comfortable in the therapy room and confident to express themselves.