Being a teenager can be really hard…
There is much pressure from school and even parents to “get perfect grades” and get into the best college.
There is pressure to fit in, have the “right” friends, date and “always appear happy”. We are supposed to know what we want to do with out lives, who we are and have the motivation for it all.
Not surprisingly, adolescence is also the time that many begin to experience the first symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can seem subtle at first…the 16 year old who never wants to leave her room or the 15 year old who no longer tells their parents about their day. Many times we chalk it up to “just being a teenager” and many times it is just that but sometimes it’s the first sign that they need a safe, supportive place to talk about what’s going on in their head. Even though parents do their best to provide this space, it can often take a neutral third party to get the conversation and healing started.
About 5 years ago I kind of “fell” into working with teens and discovered that I love working with them. (I’m sure we could analyze why I feel like I relate so well to them…but we will save that for another day). My high school experience was very important to me and I know how important it for others. I find that I am able to relate to and support my teens and also help parents set boundaries and limits as well as increase empathy and understand towards their teenager.
READY to LAUNCH….
So you made it through high school and maybe even college but now you are confused about what “you want to be when you grow up”, how to budget, pay your bills, have meaningful relationships and find a career that you enjoy.
I love working with men and women ages 18-25 to have so many ideas, are creative and curious about their future but feel stuck in making their future happen. Whether its moving out of a parent’s home and finding your first apartment or changing majors to something you are more passionate about, I can help you on your journey towards adulthood.
Adulting has its challenges but it can also be fun!