Are you tired of having a difficult time connecting with your teen or child? Most families have a difficult time understanding why after so many efforts made, their child is still struggling with depression, anxiety, behavior issues, low motivation and lack of confidence. As a teen, are you having a hard time connecting to your parents while navigating through your own world? Do you find it challenging to set boundaries with friends? Do you find yourself scrolling through social media wishing your world looked like those you see in posts? Do you wish your parents understood what it is like to be a teen and find yourself disconnected from your family?
If you are a teen struggling to understand your world, you can gain a lot from therapy in discovering more about your strengths while making strides towards overcoming your struggles. Teenage years are full of challenges as we deal with emotions, physical changes and relationships. Therapy can help you navigate in healthier ways to find peace both internally and in your outside world.
I founded Therapy Today to provide space for families to work through conflict that arise in their family unit and to help teens make better sense of themselves and their world. Family therapy can create space for family members to work on building and maintaining close relationships with one another. I have spent most of my professional career on working with adolescents/teens and families and have formal trainings in effective therapy modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) (Level 2), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a firm believer in the importance of family relationships and its impact on the future of our children as adults. Often families struggle to communicate with one another openly, find ways to break the cycle of transgenerational traumas, and to find common ground while upholding family and cultural values in today’s social-media-driven world. At Therapy Today, the mission is to work on opening the communication lines between family members and to work towards learning to listen and to understand. Often disruptive behaviors, anxiety and depression stem from a lack of strong foundation in boundaries and relationships with family members. At Therapy Today, clinicians are trained to provide a safe space for families to work towards healing and strengthening relationships.