Teens & Tweens

It's tough to be a kid these days, and how they learn to handle issues like bullying and cyber-bullying, effects and use of social media, school pressures, drugs and alcohol, and learning where they fit in, can have a tremendous impact on their well being.

When kids are secretive, act out, harm themselves, or rebellious, they often have something they need to talk about that isn't being addressed in the way they need, or they feel like they're not being heard.

I've worked with many kids-especially in middle-and-high school-who initially tell their parents or teachers "nothing's wrong," and then can't seem to talk enough with an adult they perceive as caring, nonjudgmental, safe, and objective.