Teen Therapy vs. Life Coaching

Not All Teens Need Therapy.

Some parents are hesitant to take their teen to a therapist to address challenges they may be facing, afraid that they will be labeled “problem” kids or emotionally disturbed. Seeking my assistance as a Teen Life Coach and Mentor offers yet another opportunity to remedy these problems.

10+ years as a Teen Therapist has paved the way for my developing creative and positive ways of supporting teenagers. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for your teen to explore their obstacles, ask their questions and express their feelings.

In contrast to therapy, where the therapist is seen as the expert, life-coaching can be presented to your teen as a collaborative effort between myself and your teen. My focus is ultimately on helping your teen create a vision of the life they would like to create, and supporting them in their journey towards that goal.

Sometimes you may not have the time or energy to be as available to your teen as you would like. It has been said that “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” It can be reassuring to know that I am available to assist you in guiding your adolescent towards becoming their best version of themselves.

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Is Your Teen Being Bullied?

A solid anti-bullying campaign starts in the home – with loving parents. 

“As a new father, I will serve as the champion defender for my son. I do not want him to be the target of a bully’s reckless comments, but I cannot isolate him in a protective bubble. He will, one day, feel the sting of someone’s deliberate arrows of cruelty. And to prepare him, I will spend plenty of time coaching my son on how to neutralize the comments from an angry peer.” ~ Nick Vujicic

Many times a bully is seeking power. If they don’t receive a sense of having some legitimate power at home, they may seek power outside the home which can present in the form of bullying. I also think it is important for us to understand that kids who are bullied may be attracting the attention of the other kids in ways that make them feel uncomfortable. Perhaps they are smaller, acting in unusual ways, or lacking maturity and/or social skills. The bully then exploits these other kid’s discomfort, leading them to pick on the victim, or simply reacts out of their own discomfort.

We live in a world where differences in preference and opinion abound. Teaching your teen self-love and acceptance, and helping them to become comfortable in their own skin, will enable them to respond in ways that will prevent the bullies from deriving the satisfaction they are seeking from their bullying behavior.

It is up to parents and teachers to truly listen, as well as keep the lines of communication open with the children in their care. It is essential that kids to realize that they do not have to handle being bullied – alone. Working together with me, we can find a way for victims and bullies alike, to safely get assistance.

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Taking the Trouble out of the Teen Years

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