Teens 13-18 years old
Marked by a new surge for independence, the teen years can be fraught with passive-aggressive behavior (“I’ll do it in a minute”), self-consciousness (“What are you staring at?”), self-doubt (“I’m not good at anything.”) and/or over-confidence (“Well, I thought I could do that.”) and of course moodiness (“Leave me alone.”). While all of this is typical teenage behavior, there are times when anxiety, emotions, and poor decision making, can become a big problem. Peer pressure is at its max, and in today’s teen society, there are more tempting sidetracks than ever. Because it is developmentally appropriate for teens to start pulling away from their parents in an effort to create their own identity, seeking professional therapy services can be very helpful. Give me a call to discuss your teen’s struggle and how I can help.