I help teens learn better ways to handle thoughts & behaviors to improve their relationships with others and how they feel about themselves.
Clinical Social Worker in Mount Pleasant, SC
Sometimes teens just need a safe place to talk about what they are experiencing. With mounting social pressures, school, and figuring out who you are, teenage years are difficult to navigate. I provide that safe space to address relationship issues, stress, worries, mood issues, and conflict with parents.
Children and teens, even when adopted at a young age, may struggle with family and peer relationships, identity and self-esteem issues stemming from their adoption history. Feeling “not good enough” can result from their birth parents’ choice for adoption. At times, children and teens do not express feelings related to adoption in order to protect their parents. I help you explore these feelings and thoughts to build a better understanding of your story and greater confidence in who you are.
Learning ways to better handle feelings of anxiety can be freeing. That heavy feeling of dread that is anxiety robs you of joy and excitement about your life and relationships. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to equip you will skills to challenging worries and overwhelming thoughts to learn new ways to think and act so that you are in charge of you, not anxiety. Anxiety also triggers depression, relationship issues, and avoidance. Together, we will find ways to work through anxiety.