Therapy is very important for your overall health. It is part of taking care of your mental health and making sure that you are coping with your everyday life activities. From young children to adults, therapy is vital to ensure that any traumatic experiences can be spoken about and dealt with in a healthy, productive way.
Individual therapy is between two people, you and the therapist. You will be able to address all your concerns and stressors in safe and non-judgmental space. Your therapist is professionally trained to guide you through your journey without imposing their own opinions about what you should do but rather what is best for your mental health and your loved ones.
Individual psychotherapy is offered for adults of any age, for a wide range of problems. Adults naturally live through many -sometimes difficult - experiences, and often need to manage the tough task of balancing jobs, relationships, and the day-to-day requirements of life. This can all get to be too much, and it may be useful to seek therapy before serious problems arise. Individual therapy is offered for adults for a wide range of issues: adjustment difficulties, grief, relationship problems, trauma, and even for help in managing serious mental illness.
Teenagers can be deemed to be trouble-makers and can often be misunderstood. Adolescents are going through a wide range of physical, hormonal, emotional, and social changes, in combination with navigating the demands of schooling, new relationships, being an older child in the family and figuring out who they want to be in life. Because of these things emotional or behavioural problems can develop, While adolescence is often seen as being a difficult and awkward time, therapy can be very helpful as a space for teenagers to express themselves, figure things out a bit, and learn more useful ways of communicating and behaving.
Children are vulnerable and impressionable. We sometimes forget that they too are people with real perspectives and this can be a danger to them. It is a skill to communicate with children - especially when it comes to more serious topics. The assumption that children will soon forget about bad experiences or that they do not understand the complexities of what adults do is not good. Failing to adequately support children through events that affect their lives can impact the child emotionally as they are left with questions and feelings they don’t understand and can’t process - which will lead to struggles further down the line.
Therapy for children is very different than it is for adults. It requires parental input and usually involves the use of various play activities to make the child feel comfortable and to allow them to express themselves more easily.
Should you seek therapy for you, your teenage child or young children, contact Amy Gorven today.