One of Brett’s specialties is working with teens and adolescents who are still learning how to navigate relationships as they transition into adulthood and find themselves struggling with the social nuances this growth entails.
The process of leaving childhood behind, and undertaking the expectations and responsibilities that come with maturity, is oftentimes painful for adolescents. Whether it’s a need to work through some issues, eating disorders, or teenage depression, Brett draws on his training and life experiences to help guide young people through their next steps. This pragmatic approach leads to greater self-awareness and pivotal change.
Brett offers a calm and reassuring presence that facilitates the process adolescents undergo on their journey to adulthood.
Even under the best of circumstances, adolescence is difficult. Teenagers are subjected to a combination of cultural, peer, and academic pressures. Then you factor in all of the current changes they’re dealing with, as well as everything else going on in the globe. Stress may be devastating at times. Your child is old enough to have his or her own ideas, views, and sense of self. However, as their parent or caretaker, you must continue to guide and support them. They may desire independence, but they are not yet prepared for it. On top of that, they’re attempting to establish their own identity and find their position in the world. As a result, it’s no surprise that so many teenagers battle with mental health issues.
Common issues that bring teens to counseling:
Self-harm or suicidal thoughts
Drug or alcohol use
Sexual or gender confusion
Issues at school
Problems getting along with parents and/or siblings
Parental divorce or separation
Grief and loss