Children and Adolescents
At PSHH, we works with children from ages 6 and up. Depending on the needs of the child, children can be seen in therapy individually or in conjunction with their family members.
When indicated, and with parental consent, we works collaboratively with schools, teachers, coaches, and allied professionals in order to evaluate and help resolve the difficulties in order to facilitate the child’s ability to make change across various areas of his/her life.
- Behavioral and conduct issues
- Fear and anxiety
- loss, grief, and trauma
- Family conflict
- Anger problems
- Shyness, difficulty making friends
- Academic difficulties
- Sleep problem
Adolescence can be an arduous stage for the whole family. As teenagers face hormonal changes, academic challenges, social pressures and struggle to become more autonomous with their decision-making, they can experience depression and anxiety and start to isolate. At the same time, parents may find it difficult to adjust to new parenting roles. Finding a balance between parents who want to keep their teens safe and adolescents who are ready to spread their wings can be a precarious task.
Parenting is a dynamic and evolving force. What works for a three-year-old does not work for a thirteen-year-old. During the adolescent stage, expectations shift for all members of the family. This change can cause poor communication and result in the family becoming overwhelmed by tension and stress.
Issues that are commonly addressed in therapy with adolescents include:
- Anxiety, depression and mood swings
- Developing a healthy sense of self
- Improving judgment and making healthy choices
- Building positive coping skills
- Developing clear communication skills
- Increasing frustration tolerance
- Finding positive ways to respond to peer pressure
- Creating better compliance at home and/or school
Hoping and wishing doesn’t make the problems go away. Call us today for the help you deserve (213) 622-0633.