In response to COVID-19 - Online Therapy Available
Young children struggle as they figure out how to get dressed, be "ready" for school, and want to make friends. In addition to this, they are trying to figure out how to communicate without having an meltdown or hiding from the world. Many children are frustrated with themselves when they are unaware or unable to control their thoughts and emotions.. What a devistation, especially when all they want is to be grown up!
In therapy, children are offered a space for movement and allows each person the opportunity to express themselves in a safe place. This is a place that allows children to be themselves - without judgement.
Adolescents are seeking their independence, fighting through puberty and securing friendships. Few are excited for the new stage in life, while many face cyberbullying, racialized children recognize and experience racism in new ways, and struggling with learning disabilities to name a few. Sadly, these struggles highten the youth experiencing of low self-esteem and can leading to thoughts of suicide or worse.
When youth feel there is no one listening or if they feel alone, this is where they lose hope in themselves and humanity. My work is to be present for the youth, because as humans we know that having a meaningful connection with another condones a sense of security and recharges.
Young adults are prepping for the next major transitions in life; living on their own, work/travel or post secondary education, each decision is life changing. Unfortunately, some people are unprepared and paralyzed with fear around decision making, resulting in depression and failing to launch and losing control of reality.
For some, this period of transition uncovers unresolved traumas that have impaired their emotional range and limited their communication and relational skills. Therapy for this population offers an opportunity to explore themselves and all their uncertainties within a safe consistent space to talk about whatever they need - no pressure.