Your friends and family don’t understand why you’re so upset and keep making the same mistakes. You have everything going for you, right?
On paper you know you do. And you’re not sure what kind of help you need.
You worry and think you might just be lazy or weak. So you pull yourself together. Get up in the morning, get dressed and go do what you’ve have to do.
But you can’t keep living in stress, fight and flight. So you try harder and go do some talk therapy, exercise or mindfulness.
It helps a little. But not enough. You want to feel fundamentally better. You want real change but without toppling over your whole life. Without having to change everything about yourself.
Children and teens naturally process and express their experiences through play and creativity. That’s why expressive arts therapy and play therapy are often good choices when your child is struggling. You already know it: kids can’t always explain what’s going on with them in words.
Sensitive teens often like to express themselves or feel understood through music, poetry, imagery, movies or dance. Expressive arts therapy can often help them reduce anxiety and depression, learn social skills, feel safe and motivated in school, get through eating disorders and process trauma.
I offer therapy to sensitive kids who haven’t found the right help in traditional therapy or within the school system.
I’ve worked therapeutically with kids for 20 years with issues such as:
Anxiety and restlessness, depression, social isolation or lack of social skills. aggressive behaviors, stomach aches and bed-wetting, absenteeism and fear of school, rocking and headbanging, self-harm and sleep problems.