Counseling for Teens, Tweens, and Parents in San Francisco
Are you concerned about your child’s behavior or mood? Do they get angry often? Do they act defiant? Does your child seem distant or withdrawn? Are grades falling? Are you worried your kid may be using alcohol or other drugs? Are conflicts and power struggles more frequent and disruptive?
Parenting kids through adolescence is a very tough job! While we know more than ever about child development, today’s cultural influences and digital landscape have left most parents feeling less prepared and more worried than ever. Even the best parents have questions. Now is the time to seek help!
Adolescence can be a turbulent time
Teens and tweens endure many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes in a short period of time as they navigate through the developmental and social inconsistencies that make up their lives. It can be a very confusing time and this confusion can manifest itself through anger, depression, anxiety, and power struggles. Teen therapy can provide the extra support they need to manage these changes and create a game plan to help cope with the digital, social, and academic pressures they face.
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Counseling and therapy can help
Adolescence should be a time for growth and positive identity development. Counseling helps adolescents develop the ability to balance burgeoning independence with increased responsibility over themselves and their choices. Counseling provides a safe space for adolescents to feel heard and understood, discover more about their own values and beliefs, and develop thoughtfulness and problem-solving skills. Family counseling and new parenting skills can benefit the entire family by helping to clarify expectations and boundaries and bridge gaps in communication and perception.