A Message to Teens:
Your friends might know you as the person who laughs, smiles, and jokes. They don’t see all of the over-thinking and pain you hide inside. And it might seem like your parents just see you as a moody teenager and get mad at you for being locked away in your room and spending too much time on your phone. It feels like they don’t get it either. Being a teenager struggling with emotional issues can be one of the loneliest feelings in the world.
You are not alone.
I have helped a lot of teens work through tough problems. I get that it can be hard to reach out for help. It can be even harder to try and explain what’s happening inside. Teens often tell me that they think therapy is “dumb” when we first meet, but after coming a few times, find that it is nice to have a place to vent and say that it is easy to talk with me. I will take you seriously and will do my best to help you figure things out.
This is your life and you have a voice in it. I want to know what matters to you. I want to support you in finding your strengths, working towards the things that are important to you, and help you to feel happy, confident, and connected in your relationships.