Being a teen is hard. There is so much going on in your life that you are trying to adjust to. Your hormones are doing all kinds of weird things, you don't have control over what you want to do, and people at school can be really mean. You want to fit in, which can be hard if people are doing things that you don't agree with. Maybe you started experimenting with drugs or alcohol, but now you feel like you can't stop. Sometimes things just feel like they are spinning out of control.
There are so many things that can add stress; a difficult family situation, being a competitive athlete, questions about your sexuality. Understandably, you might be feeling overwhelmed. Everyone needs help sometimes and that is okay.
Youth counselling sessions can help:
Discover the root cause of unhealthy habits and destructive patterns
Improve emotional regulation
Improve self-awareness and communication skills
Teach coping strategies
How Can I Help?
I help teens struggling with symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, familial or parental conflicts, self-harm, attachment and developmental trauma.
Some of the adolescents I work with have been diagnosed with mental health issues and have spent years in therapy, while others just need someone to talk to.
What To Expect
The first session will involve an initial assessment of the adolescent's well being as well as an intake of their personal history and background. Subsequent therapy sessions are 50 minutes in length and are unique to each individual's treatment plan.
Counselling for Teens in Etobicoke & Mississauga, ON