Does your teenage son or daughter suffer from low self esteem, poor body image, or depression? Have you noticed that she is moody and irritable but won’t open up to you? Have you noticed defiant behavior and poor choices in friendships and relationships?
As a parent, it can very difficult to know what is happening with your child and how to help. High school and middle school in this day present challenges that are unique to the current generation of teens and pre-teens, especially with the presence of social media.
We know that teen depression and anxiety is on the rise. Your son or daughter may be craving independence but also greatly needing support from an outside source who is neutral and skilled in helping them figure out difficult emotions and experiences.
Many times teens do not know how to handle this sudden influx of emotions and freedom that comes with getting older and taking on more responsibility and I am here to help both you and your son or daughter work through these issues.
I will involve you, the parent, in your teen’s therapy while also respecting their right for privacy as having an outlet to express themselves with ensured confidentiality is so important in learning how to deal with emotions and high school, and gain independence and self-confidence.
I have previous experiences working in the adolescent psychiatric unit and both the middle school and elementary school setting, helping teens and pre-teens deal with peer pressure, body image issues, and anxiety and depression. Recently named a subject matter expert in Oppositional Defiant Disorder, I provide training on how to help hospital staff, parents, and children better handle defiant, angry, and emotional behaviors.
The teens I work with often enjoy the approach I use which is individually catered to them and their specific needs. I take advantage of utilizing art therapy for self expression in addition to a set of skills based training and traditional talk therapy to help your son or daughter feel heard and able to express exactly what is occurring for them.
My rates for teens are $95 per hour and I provide a treatment plan outlining techniques targeting specific symptoms that are occurring to which everyone can be on the same page. With all of the changes that are occurring in your son’s or daughter’s life, reach out and allow me to help support both you and your family in the most caring of ways. I am extremely passionate about working with pre-teens and teens ages 12 years and older.
Call today for any questions you may have 757-739-6771, or go directly and click the orange Request Appointment button to secure a time that works for you! After school session times ARE available.
Humanitas Counseling and Consulting, LLC
816 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 209
Chesapeake, VA 23320