The one thing we know that is constant in life is change! Any type of change comes with an abundance of emotions. For teens, you are constantly changing. You are navigating emotions related to sex, relationships, your identity and orientation daily. This can be so overwhelming and sometimes you might feel like you just need to be heard. You want to be told that there isn’t something wrong with you, that it is okay to feel the emotions you are.
For parents, seeing your teen experience these moments of change may be incredibly difficult. You both may feel like you do not understand one another and there is no way you ever will. We’ve witnessed first-hand parents and teens who have this exact experience at the beginning of their journey in therapy.
As therapists, we are here to tell you that it does not have to stay that way forever. We’ve seen how counseling can help you both not only understand one another, you can begin to empathize, and embrace the constant change you are both experiencing.