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Counselling for Teenagers can Help you Find a Deeper Connection for your Whole Family

 

As a clinical counsellor for teenagers in Onanole, I work with a variety of teens and families on a broad range of issues. If you are a teen, or parent of an adolescent or teen who is struggling with mood imbalances, drug use, confidence, or cooperation, we can work together to find a better balance and deeper connection for your whole family.

Teen mental health counselling

Teenagers have a lot to deal with. From hormonal changes and going through difficult emotional development stages to pressure from peers, challenges with identity and gender, bullying, social distancing and social media, to struggling to connect with family members - it’s known to be a tough time in a person’s life. Struggling teenagers are known to isolate themselves, create distance from their family, and have problems opening up to those they love the most. This loss of connection can show up as anxiety, depression, challenges sleeping, and mood disorders. 

As a concerned guardian, it can be very hard to watch your teenager struggle. The teenage years are one of the times in a person’s life when connectedness and support is crucial. I can help your teen through these turbulent times by helping him or her understand their emotions, develop tools for coping, learn to communicate better as well as help them understand themselves and their identities more.

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Flexible Counselling Sessions with Teenagers

I’m adaptable and able to meet the teen where they are at, whether that means taking the counselling session out into nature on a hike, bringing art into the session or working in a way that will support the teen in finding connection. 

Therapy for teens and the entire family

While working with teens outside of the family context is a great start, significant change and empowerment are experienced when work is done collaboratively with parents and children. This can look like family counselling sessions or a combination of individual and group sessions. Having spent two years counselling Indigenous youth and their families, I have seen first hand the effectiveness of being flexible and taking a collaborative approach with the whole family.

I love working with teenagers and through individual and group sessions, I can support your family with adolescent and teen mental health, parental mental health, challenging behaviours and family connectedness.

If you want more connectedness with your teen, please reach out. I offer a free 15-minute consultation so we can discuss your needs and so that I can answer any questions you may have about teen counselling services.

Or click here to find more general information here about regular counselling sessions.