Deciding whether therapy is right for your teen can feel daunting. You may feel hesitant or afraid to encourage your teen to talk to an unfamiliar person about their struggles. Likewise, it is completely normal for young people to feel nervous about beginning therapy. It is important to know that your child will never have to talk about something that they do not feel comfortable sharing. The most important goal in therapy with teens is to establish a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space where they can talk about their struggles as they feel ready to do so.
Adolescence can be a difficult time for young people, and having the guidance and support of a therapist can help them navigate and work through their struggles. Teresa at Compassion Haven has extensive experience working with youth in a range of helping environments, and takes a patient and nurturing approach to building relationships. If your teen is struggling with academic stress, emotional issues, relationship difficulties, or something else, reaching out for help is a great place to start.