|ADOLESCENT AND FAMILY THERAPY|
Do You Have Problems Like This With Your Parents?
|•||Always saying NO|
|•||Not listening to you|
|•||Not trusting you|
|•||Nagging and yelling at you|
|•||Treating you like a kid
|Do You have Problems Like This With Your Teen?
|•||Demanding freedom/Not taking responsibility|
|•||Angry or violent behaviour|
|•||Use of drugs or alcohol|
|•||High risk sexual behaviour|
|•||Low academic motivation/School attendance problem
|Do You have Issues Like This with Your Partner?|
|•||Different parenting philosophy|
|•||Difficulty setting limits together|
|•||Parenting after separation/Step parenting
|In Family Therapy, I support teens and parents who are making the difficult transition from being a family with children to being a family of adults. Often in this process, there is painful conflict between parents and teens. I help parents and teens find ways of negotiating solutions to these conflicts. Teens can begin to take on responsibility and become more genuinely independent and parents can relax and get back their own lives.
Because teenagers’ privacy and autonomy need to be respected, I usually meet with teens separately from their parents.
I can help teens with individual concerns like low self esteem, negative mood, school pressure, peer relations, relations with parents, sexual identity/behaviour and substance use.
I work with parents to find strategies for working together with each other, setting effective limits and encouraging their teen. Family life in homes with teens really can be good!