We understand that therapy might not be at the top of a teen’s or adolescent’s to-do list. There can be complexities involved, and we strive to allow a genuine relationship to develop. From our experience, this allows authentic exploration and growth. Youth at Whole Journey are given a safe environment to explore their questions, address their uncertainties, confront their insecurities, and work through their pain is important to us. Validating our clients’ feelings, allowing them to feel empowered to grow, and to create their own goals are building blocks we believe in.
Here is what we can work on:
- Improve attention issues
- Life transitions
- Family dynamics
- Identity Issues
- Communicating to parents, guardians, and authority figures
Like adults, children can benefit from therapy. At Whole Journey, we strive to assist children and their families with improving their quality of life in a variety of ways. Therapy can assist children with developing coping skills, problem-solving skills, improve attention deficit issues, impulse control, regulate their moods, and anger management skills.
We provide a safe environment where your child can learn, grow, and deal with their own stressors at their own pace therapeutically. Whether it’s art therapy, play therapy, or more conventional cognitive and behavioral modalities, the specific needs of your child are our first priority.
Your child is much more than the issues that are causing difficulties at this time. We would like to partner with parents, guardians, and other significant members of the child’s life (if necessary) in order to help each child who walks through the door grow into their full potential.
Signs your child might benefit from therapy:
- Bullying (victim or perpetrator)
- Episodes of sadness, tearfulness, or depression
- Significant drop in grades
- Anger episodes
- Social Withdrawal or isolation
- Decreased interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Mood Swings
- Increase in physical complaints (headache, stomachache, or not feeling well), despite a normal exam from a physician
- Managing a serious, acute or chronic illness
- Family transition (foster care, adoption, blending families, divorce, new child in the home, or relocations)
- Signs of substance use
- Grief and loss
- Other Traumatic Events: physical, sexual abuse and/or neglect