Find your spark.
Many of us are just trying to find happiness, through our careers, hobbies, relationships, and ourselves. But sometimes that isn't so easy. Many of us are also trying to figure out who we are, what we stand for, what we want to do with our lives, or how to be a better person. Sometimes we need another perspective to help us get there.
It's okay to feel how you feel. And trying not to feel it won't make it go away. When you try to ignore the way you feel inside, it's like trying to ignore a two year old who is throwing a temper tantrum - they get louder, and louder, and louder. It's the same with your feelings. When you ignore them, rather than going away, they keep popping up more and more trying to force you to say "what's going on here?" and "what do I need to attend to?"
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Life, and the challenges that come with it, is unique when you're freshly on your own and establishing yourself in the world. You may feel stuck between your old adolescent self and this new person you are becoming, unsure where to turn for support. Adulting can be hard, but asking for help during your in-between time doesn't have to be.
We encourage having fun, gaining a broad range of experiences, and going on adventures before taking on the responsibilities of adult life. There are so many possibilities open for you to transform your life, let us help you figure out who you want to be and how you might impact this crazy, beautiful world of ours.
Being a teenager is awesome. And rough. Much like other developmental stages of our life, the teenage years hold unique challenges. It can be difficult for teenagers to connect with adults trying to provide advice and guidance. Here at Healthy Self. Heatlhy Life., we take a down-to-earth, "real" approach to working with teens; it has proven time after time to be just what even the most resistant teens (and their caregivers) are looking for.
As a caregiver, it can be difficult to watch your teen struggle. You may feel lost or unable to help. Everyone has an opinion and has likely shared with you what you "should" or "shouldn't" do.
Whether your teen has experienced a traumatic situation, struggles in social situations, has difficulty expressing emotions, or just seems to be rebelling, therapy can help. Our goal is to provide a safe place for your teen to connect with a safe and healthy adult (the therapist), then use that positive relationship to make healthy adjustments forward. Our therapists operate from a systems perspective, which means that your ongoing family health is our priority. This looks like you being regularly consulted, updated, and potentially brought into the therapy process. The pace and logistics of this looks different in each situation, as each teen and family is unique.
Struggles we're experienced working with:
- Difficulty expressing emotions
- Social anxiety or isolation
- Acting out/Disregarding rules
- Experienced a trauma
- School refusal
- Relationship(s) with family members
- Signs of anxiety or depression
- Increasing coping skills
- Suicidal thoughts
- Development of healthy personal identity/Self-esteem