Tweens 9- 13 years old
At this stage of life many children are just beginning to recognize there is a world outside of themselves; they are noticing the complex nature of social structures and they are starting to feel the pressures of academic life, not to mention, hormones are starting to change. Often stress, sadness, and issues with friendships can become budding concerns that warrant early intervention. Therapy for tweens tends to aim at helping the parent and child identify family values and morals, accepting that others may have differing view points, as well as developing coping skills for navigating the world around them as their developmental perspective begins to shift from concrete to more abstract. If this stage of life is presenting a struggle for your tween, I’m happy to help lay a healthy foundation for their personal growth and development; give me a call.