Through therapy, a variety of issues can be explored to resolve individual or parent worries and concerns.
Anxiety and its impact on functioning at school or with others (includes performance anxiety. )
Divorce, family separation, Family conflict,
School functioning issues/goal setting, school success
Oppositional behavior and aggression
Self-harm, suicide and suicidal ideation
Parenting and power struggles
Goal Planning/Academic career– interest
Attachment – child-parent/siblings
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Depression
Bullying – the bully, the bullied and the bystander
Addictions or substance use or misuse/abuse
Sexting and social media worries
Youth or adolescence is often a time of great turmoil for both the youth and their family. Physically, their bodies are changing rapidly, and a number of other physiological and psychological changes are also occurring.
Youth are also often struggling to find a voice and manage many new intense emotions they had not previously experienced as children. Adolescence is the first step towards adulthood and the successful negotiation of adolescence generally results in competent adults. Teens often seek increased freedoms and independence; while parents, caregivers and teachers are struggling to harness this energy and emotion.
Teens are sometimes capable of great insight in counselling or therapy. At other times, art therapy provides a medium facilitate expression, reflection, and resolution of unresolved issues.
Art and music therapy can be integrated into talk therapy and are congruent with their need for multiple means of communication/representation.
Customized workshops can also be designed to meet the needs of your organization. Skills taught will provide staff with the theoretical knowledge necessary to respond to complex issues related to youth and know when to reach out for high-risk supports.
Please do not hestitate to call/text or email me:
- Linda McFalls, LCSW, MSW, RSW
- 780 996 7655