Adolescence is a time of intense transition. Profound changes are occurring across all areas of development – physical, social, emotional, cognitive and neurobiological. These changes are often accompanied by heightened emotion.
It is common for young people to struggle with these changes, leading to feelings of confusion, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness, shame and anxiety. These emotions can be further complicated if there are underlying issues such as autism, ADHD, PTSD or learning disorders.
How we can help
Addressing any emerging mental health concerns during this time is essential for the young person to learn how to effectively manage life stressors, and transition smoothly into adulthood.
For kids and teens psychology, Valli uses a variety of evidence-based modalities to help teenagers feel safer and more comfortable within themselves while they navigate the road to maturity. Valli offers support in the following areas:
- Family separation
- Peer pressure
- Substance misuse
- Excessive technology use
- Bullying and cyber-bullying
- Sleep Difficulties
- Anger and aggression
Support for the whole family
A family is a psychological system. When one person is struggling it has can have knock-on effects. While adolescence can be extremely challenging for teenagers, it can also have a significant impact on the mental health of their parents and other family members. But you don’t have to navigate this difficult terrain alone. Our family psychologist services are designed to address the concerns of the whole family.