Hello! I'm Tiffany Ashe, a holistic psychotherapist, board-certified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master in Durham, NC. Welcome!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Durham, NC
I've been working with teens for almost 15 years! This is population I have a passion for. Adolescence is such a challenging and confusing time. I could have used a resource during that time and I'm sure you can use one now!
This stage of life is one of the most challenging for the adolescent and the parent. During this time in life, children have begun to form their own unique way of looking at and experiencing the world around them. Often times, this is in conflict with what their parents have instilled in them and chaos ensues in the home. Teenagers and young adults (up to age 24 or so) are more interested in developing themselves (as they should be!) then forming bonds with their parents. Again, another blow to that parent-child relationship. It is temporary but these young people will need a lot of guidance and support as they bump and bruise their way through it. I'm here to help!
As a school counselor working in high schools for the past 10+ years, I specialize in working with high school seniors and college freshmen who are having difficulties moving forward in their lives. As a society, we offer very little acknowledgment of this important stage in the lives of our young people. There is no ritual, other than the graduation ceremony, to mark the transition from one stage to another. It is vital for us to begin to hold space for our children, so they have a space to discuss their fears about moving on to college or into the unknown world of work. Many of them struggle with this and simply 'go through the motions' often ending up at colleges they are not a good match for, on a career path that does not suite their unique talents or are in a space where they have yet to develop those talents and feel guilty or left behind as a result.