You look at your child and wonder ‘who is this person?’. You know they are struggling, but you are not exactly sure why because they are interested in everything but talking to you. You have noticed some changes lately. Their performance at school has been questionable, they spend a lot of time in their room alone, and they have started to hang out with a new group of friends. Your previously ‘happy’ kid is now withdrawn, temperamental, and a complete mystery! You have tried to reach out to them, but it only seems to make things worse.
If you have noticed some changes in your adolescent that you are concerned about but are having a difficult time getting through to them, it may be time to reach out for extra support. Adolescence can be a turbulent time. Coping with academic stress, life events, physical changes, relationships, and forming an identity can be very overwhelming for many adolescents. Rochelle Kaikai offers individual counselling services to adolescents aged 12 to 17. At this age most adolescents can make decisions around how counselling sessions will look for them. This may include decisions related to parental involvement in sessions and what information is being shared between parents and the counsellor. If an adolescent is ever identified as being a risk of harm to themselves or others, this information will be shared with their legal guardians and the appropriate authorities to maintain safety.
Adolescents often seek support in areas such as:
-Social anxiety/ Bullying
-Adjusting to change
-Relationships with family members
Reach out today to book a first session or a free phone consultation with Aimee VanKoughnett. Aimee is happy to answer any questions you have.